Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

SONY DSCLocation: Guanajuato, Mexico

Visited: December 26th, 2010

Site Type: Cultural

Inscribed: 1988

Background and Opinion:


Guanajuato’s┬áhistory starts in the 1540s when huge deposits of silver were found in the region. Mines were quickly built and thousands came to collect the precious metal. Both the mines and the colonial era buildings still remain.

Going down to a silver mine
Going down to a silver mine

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