San Luis Potosi Information
Visiting San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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For those tourists who are looking for an unconventional tourist destination, San Luis Potosi is offering things which they are looking for such as different museums, colonial mines, grand cathedrals, towering colonial palaces, and several town squares that are very ideal for promenading with its romantic ambience.
San Luis Potosi is a state in Mexico which is situated in the country’s central plateau and lies near Guadalajara, Mexico city, and Monterrey—places which are considered as conventional tourists destinations.
The state’s capital, also called with the same name, was a colonial center with its silver mines. Today, the city no longer produce metals such as gold, lead, silver, copper, and lead; instead, it has become the center of trade and industry.
Meanwhile, for tourists who want to visit the place, these are the most popular landmarks in San Luis that will reflect the rich history and culture of the state.
Plaza de Armas
This is the main square which is flanked by an 18th century colonial church and grandeur palace. Apart from these famous landmarks, tourists can also visit Calle Hidalgo which is a flea market that sells a wide array of garments, trinkets, and souvenirs.
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen
This is a grand cathedral that features a baroque-style architecture. Meanwhile, inside this structure, tourists can see its big dome-ceilings covered with different colors of tiles and the works of popular painter Vallejo.
Museo del Centro Taurino Potosino
This museum, which showcases the history of bullfighting in Mexico, has an extensive collection of photographs of famous matadors, posters, swords, capes, and other memorabilia.
Museo Regional de Arte Popular
This is another museum which displays things that reflect the craftsmanship of the local people including baskets, chairs, wooden furniture, pottery, and shawls.
This museum showcases colonial artifacts and historical documents which date back from 16th century, the period when the country is under its colonial ruler Spain.
Near the museum also lies a 17th century church called Aranzazu and a town square.
Cerro de San Pedro
Since people had already deserted this place after its mines ran out of minerals, this almost resembles a ghost town with its dilapidated buildings, hospitals, houses, and shops.
In this town lies the La Descubridora, the first mine in the area, which is open to the general public.
Museo Nacional de la Mascara
This museum, which is housed in a grand 18th century mansion, displays an extensive collection of masks, some of which date back from pre-colonial times.
Masks play an important role in the history of Mexico as people use these during important celebrations like fiesta.