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Ancient Mine

Taxco de Alarcón

No expedition through the Magical Town of Taxco would be complete without visiting the mine that is located under the Hotel Posada de la Mision, as it will help you to fully understand the story behind why this destination became the main center of silver in Mexico.

The mine, which is just over 500 years old, was discovered in 2014 while renovations were being carried out in the hotel lobby. The indigenous people who inhabited the area, keep it well hidden from the Spanish conquerors.

To get to the mine, you must take an elevator that will take you 40 meters underground. During the tour, they will explain to you how the Chontales began to exploit the wealth of the place. The historical value is indescribable. Since only 150 meters of the mine was exploited, it still has metals such as gold, silver and zinc, as well as quartz stones.

In addition, you will learn about the process of how silver was obtained and you will be able to see some of the miners' tools up close. At the end, relax with a drink next to the hotel pool. Don't worry, it is also included in your ticket.
No expedition through the Magical Town of Taxco would be complete without visiting the mine that is located under the Hotel Posada de la Mision, as it will help you to fully understand the story behind why this destination became the main center of silver in Mexico.

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The mine, which is just over 500 years old, was discovered in 2014 while renovations were being carried out in the hotel lobby. The indigenous people who inhabited the area, keep it well hidden from the Spanish conquerors.

To get to the mine, you must take an elevator that will take you 40 meters underground. During the tour, they will explain to you how the Chontales began to exploit the wealth of the place. The historical value is indescribable. Since only 150 meters of the mine was exploited, it still has metals such as gold, silver and zinc, as well as quartz stones.

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