Wednesday, March 18, 2015


The economic base in times of New Spain was mining. This resulted in the founding of settlements, having awarded, gave birth to cities like San Luis Potosi.
By 1592 a rich silver ore is found east of the post of San Luis, in the Cerro de San Pedro, attracting a sizable Spanish immigration. The village became geographical and administrative center, so that between Cerro de San

Pedro and processing centers, shops and services, a link that laid the foundation for its development was established.

The estates were established as a system of territorial organization in the region, ranking haciendas profit, livestock, agricultural or mixed. It was in the late sixteenth century era of expansion and consolidation of numerous settlements; embedded system haciendas in abundance that followed the flash of the precious metal. It was at that time that the people of San Luis Potosi Mines attracting to its prosperity was founded many immigrants, which were established around until constituír neighborhoods and towns.
Among many Barrio Tequisquiapan, instead of fertile land in which a settlement guachichiles was installed from 1583; Tlaxcalilla founded in 1592, being an important town thanks to the Franciscan convent installed on their land. In Tlaxcalilla was a neighborhood of Tarascan Indians that later would found south of the town of San Luis San Miguelito.
To the north the Barrio de Santiago formed by guachichiles seated next to the Tlaxcalans, so that the sedentary life of the first to be influenced by the culture of the latter. The pacification of the region was guaranteed and economy of the consolidated region.
Religious buildings were erected as a symbol of faith and prosperity; the mining boom provided the architectural outline of San Luis Potosi - which consists of a central square and 19 blocks extended towards the 4 cardinal points- over 2 centuries, bequeathing to posterity beautiful buildings.
The historic center Plaza de Armas and Cathedral, consecrated in 1854. In this perimeter numerous buildings of remarkable beauty: the Government Palace built in the seventeenth century, the Municipal Palace with its neoclassical style, etc.
Other sites of interest are the Founders Square, a place where the first settlement of the region was formed in 1588, the Convent and Plaza del Carmen, the Alameda Juan Sarabia, the Teatro de la Paz built in the late nineteenth century. Opposite the theater the Federal Palace, currently Mask Museum and Telegraph building.
The Corn Exchange building and the building of the former Royal Treasury and Colonial architectural testimony; own Monumental and Mercantile palaces, always elegant and distinctive of the economic splendor of that era porfiriana architecture; French influenced the Crystal Palace, built in part of what was the Beguine in the eighteenth century.
San Luis Potosi is a privileged city in its geographical location, which provides an incentive for opening investments and trade relations between various states of Mexico or the United States. It communicates by modern highways and rail, also having an active social development and economic plan that over time increases profits in any social context. The mining industry is widely diversified, allowing the supply of raw materials to industrial companies, considerably lowering production costs. In terms of production capacity, hand potosina work is as adaptable as qualified, and is also less expensive than that found in other Mexican states.
The modernization of San Luis Potosi has been a constant which, together with many other qualities make this urban center an excellent choice for economic development. The terms of globalization and total quality are part of this city in the Midwest: A full working city, history, architectural gems and urban spaces that even now make it shine like in those days of glory in the Cerro de San Pedro.