Minas da Passagem, Mariana

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To reach the mining galleries of Minas da Passagem, the world's largest mine open to the public, you must descend through a 315 m (1,034 ft) long tunnel in a small trolley. There, at total depth of 120 m (394 ft) you will find a beautiful underground lake, whose crystal clear waters are popular amongst Brazilian cave divers. Unfortunately, you are unlikely to strike gold there today, but during its lifetime over 35 tons of gold have been extracted from the mine. A small museum above ground displays some of the equipment used in the mining process. Put Minas da Passagem into our Mariana trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mariana.
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  • The idea to visit an old mine d now is good. Passagem l filmmaking is less. 72 person... $R capitalism and the tourism industry does well task hotel.
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  • Pay 72 reais per person for a walk of about 20 minutes. The guide who accompanied us to the mine not made sure to explain anything spontaneously. Come prepared to ask, but the ride will be dull. Worth the experience. The mine reached the groundwater and has a Lake of crystal clear water, but the diving is only allowed for professionals. Despite the bad experience with the Guide, was one of the nicest rides I've done in Ouro Preto. I have no regrets.
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  • As it was our last day we went early, as soon as it opened, so we went down just hurts us and the Guide, which I don't remember the name but it's very nice, worked there for more than 30 years when the mine still worked, and gave various information , answer all the questions, very cool. Access is by a mine cart (not the most comfortable but original era), downstairs is very clean and the temperature is pleasant. The floor is a little damp is good to go. Has an underground lake with crystal clear water, where it dives, beautiful to take pictures. The input value is 72 reais, which I found very expensive, but we don't have many opportunities to get to know a place like this, then who is willing is worth.
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  • Tours solely in Portuguese. Entrance fee a bit steep for Brazilian standards (68 reals, or 40 reals if you are a student), but definitely worth it. You ride a cart into the mine and get to explore some of the areas where they mined, plus a body of water where scuba divers can go down. The tour guide, although spoke only Portuguese, was so helpful and took a real interest in trying to explain the mines to me in slow Portuguese, once she realized that I didn't understand. Some of the signs are in English too!
  • Great experience, the staff is very knowledgeable about the history of not only this particular mine, but of some other ones around.
  • Nice place ... price 65reais... about $18dollars... Ask for the guide for you swim ... 120meters down...
  • Amazing place you must visit
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