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Mina El Eden, Zacatecas
(4.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A nice tour. Ask when buying your tickets they can provide an english guide. We did not know till after the tour. Luckily one member our group spoke spanish so she provided translation for us. Very in...  more »
  • We purchsed a tour in front of the cathedral. It was a red bus and affordable. The tour included a trip up to La Bufa which has the church, museum, zip lining, shopping, and great place to take photos...  more »
  • The experience is very father. You enter train through a tunnel and arrive at the Museum inside the mine where there are different types of stones. There is a nightclub alone inside a mine. Apart you can visit the mine which is very large, multi-storey. Really cool experience. Coming out you can take the cable car.
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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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