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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Oranjestad

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
On the northern coast stands Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, a remnant from the 19th century gold rush in Aruba. Strong winds from the Caribbean sea power the 1874 structure, and the crumbling mill is now a popular stop on local jeep tours navigating coastal dirt roads. The dramatic backdrop of sea and sand also make it a stunning spot to soak up the scenery on foot. Follow tradition by stacking local stones on the beach and making a wish. Plan to visit Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Oranjestad attractions using our Oranjestad itinerary planner.
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  • We were only able to see the main area not able to walk around the grounds. But very interesting that gold was finally found on the island. 
  • It is rather the path to get there that is interesting. You can have nice pictures also. Now, there is a natural pool which was discovered recently near the ruin.
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  • In our case we were in bike (which provided in hotels). Is very nice the place but to get so should carry enough hydration because is a zone completely desert. Images which can be seen from there are amazing. the windows of the ruins you give mirrors of what was once there.
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  • I stopped here while doing a tour and it is gorgeous. The view is spectacular and to see all the piles of rocks is unbelievable. If you are on tour in the island make sure to stop here! Neat to walk around the ruins & grounds. Not much really to see here once you walk around. I climbed all over the ruins and see how it was all put together. Not like american tourist attractions with lots of people around to teach you about it and stop you from having fun. We looked it up online ourselves to learn about it, and then went and respectfully explored it on our own. ****
  • Not worth it there are places more interesting to view.
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  • It's leg to go with one car. The place is formed by ruins and if it gets to the part most high has an excellent view. Go on tour is an expense that is not worth
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  • Aqui não é a famosa ruína de Aruba (Bushiribana). Hoje está feio... Mas creio que poderiam explorar turisticamente e contar um pouco da história deste país.
  • Beautiful island and spectacular scenery
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