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“Tours with a meaning”
Review of Mina La Valenciana

Ranked #17 of 73 things to do in Guanajuato
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Owner description: This mine, started by the Spanish in 1558, has played a major role in silver production throughout Mexican history.
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Tours with a meaning”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

The tour guide speaks only Spanish (I do not) but I understood every word of his well articulated tour. We went down into the mine as he told us the story of the slaves that had to mine for the Spanish overlords. Give him a good tip. Great history and education about the area.

Visited March 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting History”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Colonial Guanajuato was built on silver, and this mine was one of the key producers- The metal was carried across the Atlantic to enrich the spanish crown The vein ran out and the mine died.

Visited April 2011
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Leon, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice mine tour.”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Once the greatest, biggest and richest mine in the world, nested in the colonial town of Guanajuato, this mine is one nice tour.

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Anaheim, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“La Boca de San Ramon”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

No crowds!
We enjoued the tour. Wear good shoes. Some steps and steep.

Visited February 2012
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Oakville, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Gives a good idea of what mining was like back in the old days.”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

The grounds are lovely, the views from around there spectacular and though I am somewhat claustrophobic I was able to manage the path down into the mine. The mine itself gives a very good idea of what underground mining was like back in the old days of Guanajuato.

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