Friday, June 5, 2015


By 1592 a rich silver ore is found east of the post of San Luis, in the Cerro de San Pedro, attracting a substantial Spanish immigration. The village became geographic and administrative center, so that between the 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 the abundance that came to the gleam of the precious metal. It was at that time that the people of San Luis Potosi Mines attracting many immigrants to their prosperity was founded, which were established to constitute around neighborhoods and villages.
Among many Barrio Tequisquiapan, place of fertile land in a settlement guachichiles was installed from 1583; Tlaxcalilla founded in 1592, being a town of great importance thanks to the Franciscan convent established on their land. Tlaxcalilla exist in a neighborhood of Tarascan Indians who later would found south of San Luis the town of San Miguelito.
North of Santiago Barrio made up guachichiles seated next to the Tlaxcala, 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 the economy of the consolidated region.
The 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- in the course of two centuries, bequeathing to posterity beautiful buildings.
The historic center of the 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 in the region was formed in 1588, the Convent and Plaza del Carmen, the Alameda Juan Sarabia, Peace Theatre built in the late nineteenth century. Opposite the theater the Federal Palace, now the Museum of the Mask and Telegraph building.
The Corn Exchange building and the building of the former Royal Box as Colonial architectural testimony; own Monumental and Mercantile palaces, always elegant and distinctive of the economic splendor of that era porfiriana architecture; French influence with 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 commercial relations between various states of Mexico and the United States. It communicates by modern highways and railways, besides having an active social and economic development plan that over time increases profits in any social setting. The mining industry is widely diversified, allowing the supply of raw material to industrial companies, considerably lowering production costs. As for 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 that, 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 center of the country: full working city, history, architectural gems and urban spaces that make it shine even now as in those days of glory in the Cerro de San Pedro. San Luis Potosi!