Meet the mix of architectures of the city of San Luis Potosí

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You will find colonial and baroque constructions, mansions and Novo Hispanic churches in the heart of what used to be the most important city in northern Mexico during the 17th century. This was possible due to to the deposits of silver and gold found in San Pedro, discovered at the end of the 16th century.


Start your itinerary with an exploration tour, and go to the El Teatro de La Paz, -The Theater of Peace-, which is actually a small palace. Its front will make you look up thanks to its thick and tall pink quarry stone columns, with geometry of the 19th century which recalls ancient Roman constructions. Its dome was brought from Paris during the Porfiriato. What was a prison more than a hundred years ago today is one of the most important state cultural centers.

Recharge your battery with a typical good ice cream and travel through time inside the National Mask Museum, which has a collection of 1,300 pieces, among masks and dance costumes from almost every corner of Mexico and Asia. Built on Plaza del Carmen, this mansion has housed different governmental offices through time.
Today, due to its large dimensions, the museum is divided into sections: the pre-Hispanic masks section, the colonial era section, a section for those items from other countries, even dedicated to the making of masks made of different materials. Animals, demons, saints, conquerors, angels and some fantastic creatures will blow your imagination in this ancient enclosure.


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