Batopilas: a mining past among the deep Barrancas de Cobre

Batopilas , Chihuahua

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Named a Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) since 2012, Batopilas has a long history of Spanish, English and Mexican explorers who ushered in the town’s great wealth.
Standing before the beautiful bandstand downtown, imagine you are back in the year 1880, before the richest silver mine in the world.
Note the opulent past by admiring the building of the former Riverside Lodge hotel, the old Casa de Raya and the house of Manuel Gómez Morín.


EVOKE THE MINING HISTORY
Get to know how this town became a development hub after the Spaniard José de la Cruz found silver deposits in 1708.
Admire the ruins of the Hacienda de San Miguel, the opulent house of the American Alexander Shepherd, the founder of the Batopilas Mining Company who gained the town its place on the Silver Route in the 19th century.


CONNECT WITH YOUR SPIRIT
Enter the Temple of San Miguel with its triple dome, and the Church of La Patrona Virgen del Carmen with its great bell tower.


TAKE A TARAHUMARA SOUVENIR WITH YOU
Buy a wali, a basket woven with the sotol plant, suitcases, pots, drums, basses, violins, bows and objects carved in wood, all typical handmade crafts made by the Tarahumara people.


TASTE THE NORTHERN DELICACIES
Taste an appetizer of stew or frijoles maneados; sample a drink of lechuguilla, a maguey-made liquor, or some tesgüino.
During Holy Week, immerse yourself in the history and tradition of the Rarámuris.

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