The Guadalupe mine is also known as the “Elephant Mine” due to the similarity of its structure to the shape of the animal and its walls rising to more than thirty meters in height. You can get there by car on the Guanajuato-Dolores Hidalgo highway, just the other side of Valenciana or on the new highway to Sangre de Cristo and Mineral de la Luz.
The mine’s complete name is “Mina de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Cata” and it was discovered at almost the same time as the Valenciana mine. However, overzealous use of gunpowder during its construction resulted in the mine being flooded. Today it is a lush, green nine-hole golf course and also serves as a venue for special events such as weddings and major celebrations.
Inside the grounds of the mine are beautiful gardens with paved paths leading towards the majestic views of the mine. You can walk right up to the three-hundred-and-forty-five-meter mineshaft in complete safety. Your visit to the mine also gives you the chance to take a look at nearby attractions like the Valenciana mine, the mining town of Santa Ana and the San Ramón pithead.