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Reviewed today

Kini Kini tours took us here on third stop.Very nice place and something you should see in Aruba,historical site.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed yesterday

My partner and I drove to the Ruins with the Around Aruba UTV Tours. We had a good time. We were able to order some food and drinks from a local truck and walk up into the Ruins. Our tour guide gave us the history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LetaA272
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very old ruin from the time Aruba had its own "gold rush". This was around the start of the last century. Now all gold related buildings are abandoned.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank vermeulen2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great stop on our whole day tour. Interesting history about the gold mining days. Beautifully framed pictures with the ocean in the background can be taken using the windows in the ruins.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SmittyChas
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting structure and an important part of Aruba's history. I wish they had a diagram of the original plan so we could see what it was like in operation. As it is today it is a fairly tricky climb for those...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Guy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much left to the structure but enough to get you an idea. The gold rush did not really last that long. Story of the kid finding the large nugget is cute. Not a must see but it helps fill in the Jeep tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For nearly 100 years gold was found in various parts of the island and brought here for processing. The business went through several owners ceasing production in 1916 partly due to equipment shortages caused by World War 1. Production never resumed. A few stones stand...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins are good for climbing and wonder why in earth it was built there? YOU should not miss out on the natural pool (the less famous one that for some reason do not get any mentions in the brochures) that is situated where you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one our many stops during our coastal Jeep drive. I found it to be a fun stop. The ruins are what's left of an old smelting plant. There are only a few walls left standing. There was lots of fun climbing the crumbled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 1mohman
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The ride to get here is very bumpy. Located along the beachfront, there is no paved road that gets you directly here so be prepared for a very bumpy ride. It had rained the 2 days before we took this tour and that did a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CarVenience for this type of trip. You are inside the vehicle,not sitting on top of a seat and well protected
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