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Simple little mine and a good way to support students

Yes, not all guides, who are university students, speak English. One should not expect everything... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Interesting site

It is a little entrance to a mine. It is interesting and a nice experience if you have never been... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2015
Lingie L
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4 weeks ago
“Simple little mine and a good way to support students”
21 Apr 2017
“A nice easy visit, but you DO need Spanish.”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, not all guides, who are university students, speak English. One should not expect everything to be in English when in a country of a different language. It is part of the adventure. Entry fee was $25 pesos ($1.25US) Our guide, Sergio, was very nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We walked up here from the La Abadia Tradicional Hotel; it's just behind the Soriana shopping center. (You can get here cheaply by taking any Soriana bus and walk a bit further up.) You pay your admission, can leave your hat and any bags in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank SpAvram
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This used to be a silver mine but the 300 meter walk is just horizontal and hardly creates the effect of being in a mine. Make sure you get one of the knowledgeable guides, their story at least creates a bit of an atmosphere

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 100countriesManagua
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Part of our the city tour was this mine. Good because we had a handicapped person in our group and there are no steps just a lot of mud. Good info provided by guide about mining history. Takes you down a long mine and at...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RalphR950
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visited this mine with a group and was not disappointed, unlike the other mines this is still a somewhat working mine for the students of mining. Our guide was a student and was very informative and took us through the short journey of the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank well_traveled_b
Reviewed 18 November 2015

It is a little entrance to a mine. It is interesting and a nice experience if you have never been inside a mine. It is a bit small, but it deliveres.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Lingie L
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Very informative tour with a guide if you understand Spanish. A real working mine used by the University students.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 23 August 2015

In about 20 minutes you'll get a nice tour of the mine and learn about the life of the miners. It's very reasonable at 25 pesos (less than $3 US) and it's chilly in there so felt nice to escape the heat that day.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank MAPSO21
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Great place to visit, interesting talk from the guides that takes you inside the mine, this is one of the places you should not miss unless you don't like this type of places.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank jose y
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We were on a guided tour for El Nopal mine. Explanation on how the miners were drilling a pattern of holes to get to 1-3 meters into the rocks. It's not claustrophobic, well lit. Entrance costs: 20 pesos Today, the Mina El Nopal is used...More

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank Topaz2911
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