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Mineral del Monte / Real del Monte

Hidalgo

Mineral del Monte or better known as Real del Monte is one of the Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) of Mexico which is located two hours from the capital of the country. It is known for its mining heritage and “pastes” (stuffed dough patties), a typical dish of Hidalgo’s gastronomy, as well as for its winter climate most of the year.

As you walk through the cobbled streets of this destination, you will notice the architecture with an British touch. The best place to start your tour is the main square where you can see old buildings, portals and houses surrounded by vegetation.

Real del Monte is one of the favorite places for television and film productions. If you are interested in knowing which movies or Soap Pperas have been filmed here, you should walk down Artist’s Alley where you will find a gallery with photographs.

You cannot say that you visited this Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) if you do not eat a “paste” which has its origin in the times of the mining boom, since it was the food of the workers. It is made with wheat flour, vegetable shortening, butter and water and the traditional ones are filled with potato and grounded beef.

Speaking of mining, the vestiges of this golden age for Real del Monte are preserved in the mines La Dificultad (The Difficulty) and De Acosta, as well as in the Museo de Medicina Laboral (Museum of Occupational Medicine).

If you are planning a trip to this destination for the first time, we recommend you get on the tourist bus that will take you through the main attractions in a tour with duration of approximately two hours.

Real del Monte’s nightlife is rather calmed and if you decide to take a walk downtown, you will find bars and coffee shops to spend a pleasant time with your companions.
Mineral del Monte or better known as Real del Monte is one of the Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) of Mexico which is located two hours from the capital of the country. It is known for its mining heritage and “pastes” (stuffed dough patties), a typical dish of Hidalgo’s gastronomy, as well as for its winter climate most of the year.

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As you walk through the cobbled streets of this destination, you will notice the architecture with an British touch. The best place to start your tour is the main square where you can see old buildings, portals and houses surrounded by vegetation.

Real del Monte is one of the favorite places for television and film productions. If you are interested in knowing which movies or Soap Pperas have been filmed here, you should walk down Artist’s Alley where you will find a gallery with photographs.

You cannot say that you visited this Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) if you do not eat a “paste” which has its origin in the times of the mining boom, since it was the food of the workers. It is made with wheat flour, vegetable shortening, butter and water and the traditional ones are filled with potato and grounded beef.

Speaking of mining, the vestiges of this golden age for Real del Monte are preserved in the mines La Dificultad (The Difficulty) and De Acosta, as well as in the Museo de Medicina Laboral (Museum of Occupational Medicine).

If you are planning a trip to this destination for the first time, we recommend you get on the tourist bus that will take you through the main attractions in a tour with duration of approximately two hours.

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