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Pozos de Mineral

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Address: Guanajuato 38204, Mexico
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The desert scenery is really very beautiful in this area and throw in the ruins and history of the five Lords' mines and you have a really interesting place to visit. Great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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478 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The desert scenery is really very beautiful in this area and throw in the ruins and history of the five Lords' mines and you have a really interesting place to visit. Great country for photographs. And after you have explored above the ground you can take a 200 metre trip underground. Then on into the town where there is a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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183 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Sprinkled over a fairly wide area accessed by some iffy roads (don't go during or after a heavy rain), this entire area is a fascinating microcosm of Mexican history from colonial times (Santa Brigida) to the 1900's. Some of the main sights are only open on the weekend, so plan accordingly. We hired a driver form our hotel and picked... More 

2 Thank ramonjamon
Vancouver, Canada
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647 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

An embarrassing tail of our trip from SMA to Pozos that may help you plan your visit. The Trip From Hell: We chose a taxi from the driver of cab 191 when he gave us a ride back to SMA from the botanical garden on Sunday. He offered a Pozos trip for $250P each way plus $100P for each hour... More 

2 Thank Ted M
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We stayed in a lovely home we found on VRBO and were very comfortable. The town is small and starting to develop more of an arts community. We loved hiking in the countryside and visiting the sites of old mines. The remains of the stone buildings are lovely.

Thank JoniG
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The place could be very cool, but unfortunately we used Cesar Nistal Gonzalez as our guide based on earlier TA reviews. He's a very nice man and a very good driver, but he is a driver, not a guide. We asked him if we'd miss things going on a Monday and he said no, but many things were closed. His... More 

1 Thank suetravel
Guadalajara, Mexico
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43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Mineral de Pozos as this town is named is located like two hours away from Guanajuato City and hour away from San Miguel de Allende. It was founded in the XVI Century and until the early XX Century its surrounding mines provided important amounts of silver and other minerals that make this a relatively rich town. When the mines got... More 

3 Thank demiansolis
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

nice small mexican town.however the attraction is where the mines are located close to town. you can see how they mined a long time to ago. you can pick really cool rocks and other mementos. hardly any tourists .then go into town and have something to eat.

Thank aloysius1028
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

All 3 of us love mining towns and have traveled to hundreds all through the Western U.S. and I must say Pozos de Mineral did not let us down! The town has no "plastic" feel about it but so real and authentic. We spent 9 hours exploring the town and area and drove to places with dozens of mine shafts... More 

5 Thank MexicoTravelLover
Leon, Mexico
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

The city is small but very nice. We could visit 3 different mines and it was pretty awesome. You actually go down the mines with just a flashlights. Totally worth it

1 Thank Maelle87
Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We booked a full day tour with Cesar Nistal Gonzalez based on other Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Cesar is bilingual and bicultural, having lived many years in the the US. He knew a 93 year old former miner whom we met and admired, and listened to his stories of what it was like to work in the... More 

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