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Exhacienda Santa María Regla

Huasca de Ocampo

At the bottom of a ravine guarded by huge and faithful stone soldiers, known as basalt prisms, the most portentous silver-producing hacienda from the 18th century was built: Santa María Regla.

These lands stood out as the sumptuous residence of Count Pedro Romero de Terreros, one of the most important men in the mining industry in Mexico and also the founder of Monte de Piedad and the Pueblo Mágico of Huasca de Ocampo.

Today, four kilometers away from downtown, the remains of the Santa María Regla hacienda stand, which bring us closer to discovering what life was like during that period of economic splendor.

Some of its main attractions are the aqueduct and the dungeon, where people with smallpox and measles were locked up. There are also secret mazes and tunnels that were used to transport silver and gold. These can be accessed in the company of a guide.

Among the trails that emerge from the old building of Santa María Regla’s hacienda, there is a turquoise lake inhabited by ducks. On weekends, locals and tourists visit it to navigate quietly aboard a kayak. And for those who like adrenaline, they can fly over the property riding a zip line.

There is a dark bridge that is the protagonist of one of the many legends that were created around the estate: the count's youngest daughter fell in love with the foreman, a fact that was disapproved by Romero de Terreros. As a punishment, the man had his own daughter beheaded and the foreman dismembered for such disrespect.

But the souls of the lovers were trapped in the walls of the majestic construction, and there are some who assure that they can be seen walking through the old building of the hacienda.

Currently, the property operates as a hotel and venue for weddings. It has a hundred suites, almost all of them with their own style.
At the bottom of a ravine guarded by huge and faithful stone soldiers, known as basalt prisms, the most portentous silver-producing hacienda from the 18th century was built: Santa María Regla.

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These lands stood out as the sumptuous residence of Count Pedro Romero de Terreros, one of the most important men in the mining industry in Mexico and also the founder of Monte de Piedad and the Pueblo Mágico of Huasca de Ocampo.

Today, four kilometers away from downtown, the remains of the Santa María Regla hacienda stand, which bring us closer to discovering what life was like during that period of economic splendor.

Some of its main attractions are the aqueduct and the dungeon, where people with smallpox and measles were locked up. There are also secret mazes and tunnels that were used to transport silver and gold. These can be accessed in the company of a guide.

Among the trails that emerge from the old building of Santa María Regla’s hacienda, there is a turquoise lake inhabited by ducks. On weekends, locals and tourists visit it to navigate quietly aboard a kayak. And for those who like adrenaline, they can fly over the property riding a zip line.

There is a dark bridge that is the protagonist of one of the many legends that were created around the estate: the count's youngest daughter fell in love with the foreman, a fact that was disapproved by Romero de Terreros. As a punishment, the man had his own daughter beheaded and the foreman dismembered for such disrespect.

But the souls of the lovers were trapped in the walls of the majestic construction, and there are some who assure that they can be seen walking through the old building of the hacienda.

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