Some scenery along the way
We stayed at the Hotel Hacienda del Bosque & RV Park
GPS Location: N 22.77406 W 102.61972 7,800 ft
Excellent services: water, power(30 A and 50 A available) ,sewer and WiFi( excellent signal)
We paid $25 dollars each for a tour of the city and its historical monuments including a silver/gold mine( this price included our fare on the tram and entrance fee to the mine). They picked us up at 10am in front of the Hotel and took us to our first spot. Our wonderful tour guides name was Alma.
We had a great view of the city from up here
John and Alma
Mina El Eden
Alma and Angela entering the mine. We are wearing these caps because we will be putting hardhats on before we enter the mine.
We are so cute!!!
Mine entrance once you pass through the gift/coffee shop
All except one tunnel was mined by hand.
The whole mine has been updated with lighting, bathrooms, a nightclub and a museum. At the end of the tour you get on a train to take you back up to the entrance.
This is the only place in the 7 levels of the mine that they used explosives. There were 200 men per level working when the mine was open. they brought there water and meals down with them because they did not go back to the surface until the end of the day. Children and women also worked in the mine.
This is where water would have been brought into the mine
Security cameras and lots of signs
We are heading down to Level 5 ( we started at level 3)
Railings and stairs ( this is the best laid out mine tour I have ever seen)
This is where you come to pray for loved ones who have perished in an accident
Vein of gold in quartz
They used to climb ladders with injured on a stretcher to get them up to the surface
The nightclub was closed, but i took a couple of pictures through the gates. It is open on weekends
This is the track that the railway cars come down on
Museum and shops
Our train to take us out
We made it!
Next stop downtown historical Zacatecas. Alma took us on a driving tour and then dropped us off at the Cathedral.
Time for lunch
Taco chips and salsa (free)
I ordered Chicken with red mole sauce (excellent)
I can't remember what John had, but it was chicken with rolled up tacos smothered with cheese and veg
More touring of downtown
We took a taxi back to the RV park ( $5) and he headed up this narrow road
Onto San Miguel de Allende, but we have to make it through Guanajuato first with its underground streets
Design by Angela 2008