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Zacatecas

Among beautiful gardens, buildings, ranch houses, and chacuacos (chimneys) of New Spain, reminiscent of its mining past during the colonial era, we find the Pueblo Mágico de Pinos (Magical Town of Pines) hidden in the desert zone of El Gran Tunal in Zacatecas and that at one time used its forests - of pines - to use them as a source of energy and manage to melt the production of gold and silver.

According to its location on the map, this town is only an hour and a quarter from San Luis Potosi and one hour and 45 minutes from Zacatecas, which is why it was an important stronghold within the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro commercial route, which along its 2,600 kilometers ( 1, 600 miles) used to connect Mexico City with Santa Fe, New Mexico in the United States. It is divided into three neighborhoods: Centro, La Cuadrilla, and Tlaxcala.

Among its historical buildings that adorn its streets, there are different religious constructions such as La Parroquia de San Matías (Saint Matthias' Parish Church), San Francisco, and Tlaxcalita, whose Churrigueresque altarpiece is worth admiring. You can also visit its Museo Regional y de Arte Sacro (Regional and Sacred Art Museum) that will help you better understand the historical and cultural heritage of this site.

A good time to visit Pinos and admire it in all its splendor is during its Fiesta de los Faroles (Lantern Festival), held since 1601 every December 8 in honor of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, adorning the entire old neighborhood of Tlaxcala and its main street with colorful lanterns.

In Pinos, the great tradition of the mezcalera haciendas is maintained, so we recommend you to try some of them accompanied by tuna cheese. As main dishes, go for the condoches, the gordas al horno, or the conejo en pinole.

Among beautiful gardens, buildings, ranch houses, and chacuacos (chimneys) of New Spain, reminiscent of its mining past during the colonial era, we find the Pueblo Mágico de Pinos (Magical Town of Pines) hidden in the desert zone of El Gran Tunal in Zacatecas and that at one time used its forests - of pines - to use them as a source of energy and manage to melt the production of gold and silver.

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According to its location on the map, this town is only an hour and a quarter from San Luis Potosi and one hour and 45 minutes from Zacatecas, which is why it was an important stronghold within the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro commercial route, which along its 2,600 kilometers ( 1, 600 miles) used to connect Mexico City with Santa Fe, New Mexico in the United States. It is divided into three neighborhoods: Centro, La Cuadrilla, and Tlaxcala.

Among its historical buildings that adorn its streets, there are different religious constructions such as La Parroquia de San Matías (Saint Matthias' Parish Church), San Francisco, and Tlaxcalita, whose Churrigueresque altarpiece is worth admiring. You can also visit its Museo Regional y de Arte Sacro (Regional and Sacred Art Museum) that will help you better understand the historical and cultural heritage of this site.

A good time to visit Pinos and admire it in all its splendor is during its Fiesta de los Faroles (Lantern Festival), held since 1601 every December 8 in honor of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, adorning the entire old neighborhood of Tlaxcala and its main street with colorful lanterns.

In Pinos, the great tradition of the mezcalera haciendas is maintained, so we recommend you to try some of them accompanied by tuna cheese. As main dishes, go for the condoches, the gordas al horno, or the conejo en pinole.

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