Mina de Acosta Museum & Mine Shaft
Beginning in the colonial era, silver production forged the history of Real del Monte. In 1998, a group of enthusiastic researchers and mining fans set out to study, protect, and spotlight Mina de Acosta’s physical remains, a result of its many stages of exploitation. Now the space is open to the public, sharing the history of one of Hidalgo’s richest mines.
Equipped with a hard hat, coveralls, and a flashlight, you can enter the 18th-century mine shaft that descends 1,312 feet. Head inside just like the English businessmen of days gone by, and explore the mine’s spectacular veins and geological formations. Also there’s a museum, Museo de Sitio, which exhibits furniture and machinery from the time.
Museo de Sitio Mina de Acosta, Guerrero, San José Acosta, Mineral del Monte, Hgo., MéxicoSee map