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Potosí Desert and Huichol Art Route

Saltillo, Real de Catorce, Matehuala

For this route the starting point will be Saltillo, in Sonora. This city was the scene of some clashes during the North American invasion, about which you can see everything in any of its beautiful museums. Stroll through the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) where you can admire the buildings of the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) and the casino, as well as visit the Catedral de Santiago (Cathedral of Santiago).

Follow the route to Matehuala. Walk through the downtown area and get to know the original neo-Gothic cathedral, then stroll through the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square), where you will find coffee shops and restaurants with open-air spaces, to enjoy Sevillian tortas or some cajeta sweets.

Now go to the enigmatic Real de Catorce, where the route will end. Surrounded by the Potosí desert, entering this Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is like literally traveling through a time tunnel, since a tunnel is the only access to this place. Stroll through the cobbled streets of this old mining town that still maintains its original architecture. Here, the Parroquia de la Purísima Concepción (Parish of the Purísima Concepción) stands out, while the church and the Panteón de Guadalupe (Pantheon of Guadalupe) are the oldest constructions that you can visit here, since they were completed in 1995. In Real de Catorce Huichol people live, so here you can buy their beautiful crafts. Try the dishes prepared with cabuches, which are a gifted ingredient of the desert.
For this route the starting point will be Saltillo, in Sonora. This city was the scene of some clashes during the North American invasion, about which you can see everything in any of its beautiful museums. Stroll through the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) where you can admire the buildings of the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) and the casino, as well as visit the Catedral de Santiago (Cathedral of Santiago).

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Follow the route to Matehuala. Walk through the downtown area and get to know the original neo-Gothic cathedral, then stroll through the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square), where you will find coffee shops and restaurants with open-air spaces, to enjoy Sevillian tortas or some cajeta sweets.

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