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Bocamina SanCayetano

road guanajuato/dolores hidelgo km5 | to the right and below Templo Can Cayetano, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Hacienda, Museum, Mine, Bar, Beauty

We got a lot out of this experience because it is SO CHEAP and pretty and we speak Spanish. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
perrossuertos
,
Merida, Mexico
Interesting experience

The main feature of this place is a short walk down into an old silver mine. The presentation was... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Tom H
,
Santa Cruz, California
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road guanajuato/dolores hidelgo km5 | to the right and below Templo Can Cayetano, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We got a lot out of this experience because it is SO CHEAP and pretty and we speak Spanish. We learned a lot about how the virtual slavery of the indigenous Mexicans by the Spanish in the Guanajuatanese mines sparked the Mexican Revolution - the...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The main feature of this place is a short walk down into an old silver mine. The presentation was in Spanish so I only understood a little. However, the walk down into the mine was steep, dusty, and interesting. Once we got to the bottom...More

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Reviewed 24 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...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
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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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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...More

Thank ereys
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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...More

Thank traveleptica
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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...More

Thank Queen J
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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.

Thank mvsobrepena
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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...More

Thank ruth w
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