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Mina de los Condores, San Luis

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#2 of 10 in Sightseeing in San Luis
Tourist Spot Mine
Explore the historic mining tunnels of Mina de los Condores and retrace the steps of old miners throughout the 20th century. The mine stretches for 15 km (9 mi) through the dark and mysterious underground. Learn how the miners worked and survived through brutal working conditions, heavily exploited during both world wars. Keep an eye out for small passages, mining chutes, and blue tungsten sprawled over the mine walls. A great chance to unleash the adventurer within you but be prepared to face dark and cramped environments. Plan to visit Mina de los Condores and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Luis attractions using our San Luis vacation trip planner.
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  • An interesting walk with history, a place frozen in time, you can visit the interior of the mine, which has numerous tunnels, gold was extracted from there. Today it is used for tourism.
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  • We finally went this year to the mine of the condors, Concarán! Now enter is incredible see an abandoned village, it makes you feel chills... visit their destroyed houses, your hotel, your life... The entrance us cost $ 250 each. There was no where to eat either... then a boy we led to the mine. They give you boots, helmet and the headlights... Enter the mine, walk, even if it is only the first level while listening to the story of the Guide, you located in moments earlier, those which those miners many gave their lives to bring the tungsten... A visit impossible to Miss! Very recommended!
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  • From the road, and to the attraction of being in an abandoned mine and the explanations that you give to enter the mine, it was for me very nice
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Accommodations in San Luis tend to cluster in the rather modestly sized central area. Here, you'll be close to the main urban attractions and services that the city has to offer. Choose between large, elegant hotels and small, unassuming ones, with varying ranges of amenities. Alternatively, if you're planning a longer stay to explore all that the region has to offer, consider reserving a rental apartment.
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