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Address: road guanajuato/dolores hidelgo km5 | to the right and below Templo Can Cayetano, Guanajuato, Mexico

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Another side of Guanajuato

We all know Guanajuato for its rocky streets, its participation in Mexico's Independence, Don Quijote and the Cervantino; yet what many might not know is that Guanajuato is/was... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Monterrey, Mexico
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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A retired miner makes us don safety hats and shows us charrettes of the mines in the region. We get the info despite our very basic Spanish. Then, the descent....down and down, dimly out with rope hand rails ...not for the claustrophobic or physically challenged (although I marveled at the Mexican ladies doing it in tight pants and stilettos!). A... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

For those who were willing to travel down the minning tunnels built first on the back of the indians, then horses, finally steam power was used to mine and lastly electricity, it takes a lot of stamina to travel down the mine.

Thank Patricia M
Valle de Bravo, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

For people with knee problems, probably should be avoided. The tour of 42 people was hard to hear what was being said. It did not have many rails, cars, or tools for mining inside the mine.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We all know Guanajuato for its rocky streets, its participation in Mexico's Independence, Don Quijote and the Cervantino; yet what many might not know is that Guanajuato is/was also famous for its mines. This small museum/mine proved a brief introduction into the mining industry that still operates in Guanajuato (thought, it is not as big as it used to be).... More 

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Guanajuato has been a mining town for some time. Today, there are still active mines in the area operated by a Canadian mining company. The company, of course, will not let anyone visit their active mining operations or view the process. You can visit the area of the main and still active part of the Valenciana mine but only to... More 

Thank mezcalindo
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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

This mine is located in Valenciana (about 1 hr outside of Guanajuato) about a 3 minute walk from the Templo de Cayatano (also called Valenciana Temple). It is actually called Mina La Valenciana: Bocamina San Cayetano. I enjoyed the tour, although you only descend about 60 meters. Nowadays, the rest of the mine is closed to tourists. Here are my... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

A rare experience to go down deep into the underground mining tunnel. Narrow steps and clearance. Lots of stairs to tackle, a little dark. Not much to see down there but go just for the feel how it is to be in a mine.

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 23 December 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the bocamina san cayetano; however, there wasn't too much see. My trip, however, was made special as I had my own individual visit with a very charming guide. I also chose to visit this mine as I am claustrophobic and the stairs and mine itself are both quite roomy, so I Did have any problems.

Thank ruth w
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I just visited this place a few days ago. It is worth the trip from the Centro of Guanajuato. To reach this place, at the town Centro, we waited for a bus at the corner fronting Mercado Hidalgo (across the street) very near the Turismo kiosk. The very nice gentleman there said the bus marked "Valenciana" passes by every 10-15... More 

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San Ysidro, California
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Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

Very interesting! First time inside a mine and it was a very good experience. Our guide was very informative. Better be in shape because you go down 60 meters and there are no elevators, we were very tired when we got back to the top. Take water with you. A must see when visiting Guanajuato

Thank Manuel G

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