A good working mine and great for shopping for silver treasures...
We had our wedding reception here and loved it. But it's also worth visiting because it's a beautiful place with many great photo opps. You can also go down the mine shaft if you dare!
There are lots of openings/bocaminas in the Valenciana mine system. However, there is only one that you must visit, "Bocamina San Cayetano"!!!!!! This museum has been round for about 18 years. With the right guide, the mine comes alive. The fires burning their way into the mineral. 3,300 men up and down the stairs. 22 stories up and 22 down.... More
We stayed at Casa Zuniga and the host, Rick, brought us here and gave us a private tour in English as part of our stay. The history of this mine, which is still being worked, goes back hundreds of years. It is fascinating, disturbing, and illuminating to hear of what the indigenous people endured as they were enslaved to work... More
One of the most fascinating experiences of my travels. The Valenciana mine tour should not be missed. For a nominal fee of 25 pesos you can descend back 450 years in the history of Spanish colonial silver (and other precious minerals) mining in the new world. Ex-miners take you 120 feet below the surface to give you a glimpse of... More
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