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The Quaint and Historical Caja de Agua, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico
The Quaint and Historical Caja de Agua, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico

Travel Insights for the State of San Luis Potosí

Magno Travel Insights for the State of San Luis Potosí

Traveling in Mexico and in the State of San Luis Potosí with the Insights of Franco Magno

The incredible state of San Luis Potosí. Hi! Magno readers. The Magno Insights are some of the learnings I’ve come to after 25 years of traveling experience in Mexico. By taking advantage of these inputs, you’ll go a little beyond on your trips in Mexico. Please take advantage of these recommendations that I consider useful for any kind of visitor.

So, some recommendations for the state of San Luis Potosí are:

* What could you imagine if I told you about a land rich in natural gems, rich in colonial treasures, where magic flies through the air and meets that delicate touch of a delicious Mexican province?

The Plaza de Armas Kiosk, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico
The Plaza de Armas Kiosk, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico

What could you imagine if I tell you about divine destinations like “Real de Catorce,” “Xilitla,” the “Huasteca Potosina,” and “Aquismón”?

What magnificent impressions  would you take from “San Luis Potosí” capital city, “Tamuín,” “Puente de Dios,” and “Matehuala”?

What memorable moments would you live at the “Castillo de la Salud,” “Armadillo de Los Infante,” and in festivities full of color, tradition, and magic?

In my case, I imagine a fantastic adventure full of unforgettable moments. Experiences that illuminate the soul and leave my senses fascinated by that sweet encounter with treasures that await visitors’ spirits.

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Visitors who are eager to explore and find living fantasies in a land that enchants its explorers. Yes, I’m talking about the state of San Luis Potosí.

This astonishing state has everything to delight its visitors; a land where the indigenous “Wirikuta” ancestors guarded these horizons.

Welcome to the lands in honor of the king “San Luis Rey.” And what about the beach? Not at all. San Luis Potosí doesn’t need them at all.

The Quaint and Historical Caja de Agua, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico
The Quaint and Historical Caja de Agua, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico

* First Magno recommendations to start with.

Depending on your likings or if you prefer to go straight to the must-see attractions, you can start exploring San Luis Potosí by its routes, such as the “Mezcal” route.

Effectively, not only the Oaxaca state manufactures a first-class Mezcales.

San Luis Potosí state also raises its hand.

You could also approach these lands through their magical villages like “Real de Catorce,” “Aquismón,” and “Xilitla.”

They remain enchanted by time and the magic that only Mexico knows how to print to its charming destinations.

You can also travel this “Magno” state through the geographical region encompassing several states, the so-called “La Huasteca.”

In the San Luis Potosí chapter, is the “Huasteca Potosina.” A region full of fascinating natural landscapes, pools, rivers, and waterfalls that will make you feel alive again.

What about San Luis Potosí capital city? I recommend that you, except for your best opinion, come and enchant yourselves with an amazing city to walk and listen to it.

I recommend declaring your traveling love to this fabulous capital city to feel the wonderful throbbing of its colonial history, music, flavors, architectural views, secrets, and there.

San Luis Potosí is great, isn’t it? Let me suggest you rent a car to drive in San Luis Potosí.

Why? Because it’s very convenient and taking advantage of the affordable rates that my partners of Discover Cars offer you here or Economy Bookings that you can get here, driving in San Luis Potosí will be trouble-free. Thank you very much for supporting me.

* Well, what is beautiful in San Luis Potosí? Here are the beauties that you shouldn’t miss at all if you want to tell your friends and family you came to this majestic colonial setting.

As I always recommend it, and I never get tired of doing it, you have to register your feet’ first step in the very heart of everything in the capital’s San Luis Potosí Historic Center.

The Palacio Municipal de San Luis Potosí Building, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico
The Palacio Municipal de San Luis Potosí Building, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico

There, you’ll receive visual whispers of architectural treasures scattered throughout the center and surrounding areas such as the “Catedral de San Luis Potosí de Nuestra Señora de la Expectación,” the “Jardín Hidalgo” or “Plaza de Armas,” and the “Plaza Fundadores.”

Some other fantastic places are represented by the “Caja de Agua,” the beautiful and attractive “Plaza de Aranzazu,” and its fascinating chapel, the “Capilla de Aranzazú.”

The “Plaza del Carmen,” the “Caja Real,” the “Palacio Monumental,” and the pedestrian corridor on “Zaragoza” street will delight your senses for sure.

Besides, the “Teatro de la Paz,” the “Calzada de Guadalupe,” and the “Basílica Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe” are unmissable micro-detinations to record great selfies.

You can also feed your eyes with the “Templo de Nuestra Señora del Carmen,” with the “Museo del Virreinato de San Luis Potosí,” and the “Museo Francisco Cossío.”

The “Museo Nacional de la Máscara,” the beautiful “Museo Regional Potosino,” the delicious “Jardín de San Francisco,” and the “Parque Tangamanga” complement amazing capital’s tours.

The fantastic “Potosinas” pearls continue with the “Museo de Leonora Carrington Museum,” the “Museo del Ferrocarril Jesús García Corona,” the lavish and unique, formerly prison “Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosí” (San Luis Potosí Arts Center.

At this place, the famous Mexican Revolution president Francisco I. Madero was imprisoned in the early 1900s decade. More visual delights come from the “Casa de Manuel José Othón,” and the “Edificio Ipiña.”

You’ll live wonderful moments in the historical and fantastic seven neighborhoods of “San Sebastián,” “San Cristóbal del Montecillo,” “San Juan de Guadalupe,” “San Miguelito,” “Tlaxcala,” “Santiago,” and the one of “Tequisquiapan.”

History also catches visitors in the markets “Tangamanga or La Merced,” and the one of “República,” capturing your senses with the Mexican universal gifts that live inside each typical and traditional Mexican market.

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* Is there more yet? Sure. Here is another “Magno Potosino” travel tip.

Before you take the incredible tourist tram, I hope you get powerful energy by tasting some good “Enchiladas Potosinas,” and a must-have and delicious “Tamal Potosino” called the “Zacahuil.”

The San Miguelito Neighborhood Pays Tribute to Peace and Relaxation, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico
The San Miguelito Neighborhood Pays Tribute to Peace and Relaxation, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico

Are you still hungry? Well, you can have the “Fiambre Potosino” and a good “Asado de Boda Potosino.”

Even if you aren’t getting married, this dish will satisfy your senses completely.

Desserts come from the side of  the”Queso de Tuna,” which is not a cheese at all.

*(Note number 1: It’s cheese, but it isn’t cheese at the same time, like the Mexican “Quesadillas” whose main ingredient is cheese, but sometimes they don’t have cheese. End of the discussion).

*(Note number 2: Please don’t grumble, this is the way Mexico is, as enigmatic and unique).

The Queso de Tuna is a typical semi-solid Mexican sweet prickle pear paste that traditional cook masters prepare with several Mexican fruit varieties.

* Once you filled the “tank,” I mean, that you had a great breakfast, now you can go and take the tourist tram called “San Luis Rey.”

You can take it next to the “Jardín Hidalgo” in front of San Luis Potosí’s Cathedral. You’ll visit the majority of the “Potosinas” tourist attraction points that I mentioned above in an hour approximately.

Pink-Color Quarry Kiosk at The Plaza de Armas, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico
Pink-Color Quarry Kiosk at The Plaza de Armas, San Luis Potosí Capital City, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico

You’ll know by firsthand the history and events that took place in such memorable locations within the Historic Center and adjacent towns.

How do you end this tour?

Full of knowledge and essential data that will change the vision with which you began to look at the Historic Center of such a beautiful city.

* First Magno tip after all the ones I just gave you.

One that helps you to fascinate with San Luis Potosí state wonders. Let me go right away towards the “Huasteca Potosina.”

What awaits you there? More fascination on all sides thanks to its natural pearls in the form of waterfalls, rivers, natural pools, and dreamy natural landscapes.

You’ll marvel at the “Jardín Surrealista de Edward James” (Surrealist Garden of Edward James; that renowned English writer who thus fell in love with these lands). This English writer didn’t miss the chance to build an amazing castle and live here among lush nature.

He was charmed for sure with the majestic crystal clear turquoise blue water of “Puente de Dios,” the imposing and exquisite waterfalls of “Tamul” along with its beautiful turquoise blue river.

I’m sure that the “Cueva del Agua” that is right there, the waterfall “Micos,” and also the waterfalls of “Tamasopo” caught his attention forever. As you can, see fresh water falls everywhere.

Likewise, the royal treasures continue with the “Laguna de la Media Luna,” and the impressive sinkhole “Sótano de las Golondrinas.” Some other gems come by the hand of the pre-Hispanic archaeological zones such as “Tamtoc” and those ones located in the municipalities of “Tanquián,” “San Francisco Cuayalab,” and “Tampamolón.”

The Huasteca Potosina Has in The Xilitla Village a Fantastic State Destination, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico
The Huasteca Potosina Has in The Xilitla Village a Fantastic State Destination, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico

Finally, you’ll also hear colonial history whisperings from the hand of its “Nueva España” (New Spain) age temples and buildings located throughout other state’s Huasteca Potosina municipalities.

Those are represented by “Huehuetlán,” “Tampacán,” “Axtla de Terrazas,” “Tancuayalab,” and “Coxcatlán.”

* Second Magno Travel recommendation.

Taking advantage of your visit to the “Huasteca Potosina,” you’ll marvel at the “Aquismón” magical village, which is precisely one of the magnificent gateways to all the jewels I mentioned above.

Over there, the “Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel,” and its Historic Center of typical streets will draw your attention to delight you with the old houses alignments that you can admire there.

* Third Magno Travel recommendation. The amazing “Xilitla” state destination.

A magical village full of charm and secrets that bedazzle the eyes. Its typical streets, small residences with stone stairways, will allow you to walk and admire these traditional houses that decorate the village’s landscape.

At Xilitla, you’ll marvel your eyes with the “Convento de San Agustín” along with the Edward James’ surrealist museum. These are points of interest with a don’t-forget-to-visit-me tag in the “Huasteca Potosina.”

* Magno Premium recommendation.

Don’t forget there’s another magical village called “Real de Catorce.” The old mining village saw how time practically stopped to live there.

The “Ogarrio Tunnel.” This “Magno” tunnel that crosses solid rock will take you to the old and dusty magical settling of “Real de Catorce.”

Artistic Sunsets Are Common in The Real de Catorce Magical Village, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico
Artistic Sunsets Are Common in The Real de Catorce Magical Village, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico

Over there, your view will rejoice with all that your sight can “eat” and along with the “Templo de la Purísima Concepción” located in the town’s main square, you won’t ever forget Real de Catorce.

In the surroundings, you’ll have the “Municipal Palace,” the “Casa de Moneda,” the “Plaza de Toros,” and the “Palenque de Gallos,” all framed by amazing landscapes that conform a real live oil painting.

Don’t forget to rent a “Jeep,” or as some inhabitants also name them as the “Willys.”

You can then go conquering landscapes and horizons of semi-desert land gaps and rugged roads with a Willy car.

Those charming small communities that settle around Real de Catorce, such as “Los Catorce,” “Potrero,” “Alamitos,” “San Antonio de Coronados,” “Estación Catorce,” and “La Luz,” will make you savor your life’s best moments there.

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