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Mina El Eden, Zacatecas

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Just 10 minutes from the scenic city center, Mina El Eden, serves as one of the most important sites of the colonial history of the mining town. The mine operated from the late 16th century until 1960; then it was reopened as an attraction in 1975. Step back in time as a train takes you to the center of the underground mining site, where you can see where the gold and silver ore was extracted. You'll see an array of minerals in the museum. A nightclub now operates in the former grinding vault of the mine, which you can access by riding the small train 610 m (2,000 ft) underground. For Mina El Eden and beyond, use our Zacatecas vacation route planner to get the most from your Zacatecas vacation.
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  • Si visitas Zacatecas es obvio que no debes perderte la oportunidad de pasar por aquí!.... La verdad por cuestión de tiempo no tomé el recorrido, pero de lo que si no me perdí fue de ir a la discoteca!...  more »
  • Un paseo para hacer en familia , sorprende el orden y la limpieza a 300 metros bajo tierra. Fascinante para los niños...los guías son muy buenos. 
  • Muy interesante conocer la historia de las minas en México. Tiene una disco adentro de la mina en donde todo es de piedra. 
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  • Excellent place. My favorite in Zacatecas. The guides Know their stuff.
  • Be sure to ask when the English speaking tour starts. The stories are very interesting and the guide is very funny and knowledgable. I didn't get a chance to visit the mine at night when it turns into a bar, but I bet that it would be an unforgettable experience. I never found that silver nugget.
  • Great museum and bar!
  • Great underground tour
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