REAL 14 PLACE OF MYSTERY MEXICO - THE BACKPACKING

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Monday, January 27, 2014

REAL 14 PLACE OF MYSTERY MEXICO

North of San Luis Potosi, salts Matehuala City and after an hour and a half to climb a path , the path breaks in the sheer face of a mountain pierced by a small cave cavern shaped mouse slightly wider than a car. Is Ogarrio tunnel , an old mine tunnel , and is also the only entrance to Real and , contrary to the stories of science fiction, is not a light at the end of the road . At one point we see a chapel carved into the rock , covered with paintings and portraits , and lit with candles. This was the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows , built in memory of the miners who lost their lives in the depths of the mountain. This brings us to the story of the ghost town after
silver was discovered in 1773 in Real, it became one of the three major producing cities in Mexico (along with Guanajuato and Taxco ) . In the streets the mansions of the mine owners were lined up in their English, German and French majority. He even be a trolleybus line , an opera house where Caruso sang , and mint .    

  Location : North of San Luis Potosi , two hours of Matehuala.

Directions : From North Central in Mexico City depart trucks Matehuala first class , and luxury first and San Luis Potosi. From Matehuala out several trucks to Real de Catorce.

  climate: A hot, dry climate enjoyed in the day but cool at night.