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NOSTALGIA FOR THE MINING TIMES

It is located in the Hidalgo Mountain Corridor, just 30 minutes from Pachuca and approximately two hours from Mexico City. This is a journey that you can enjoy from the beginning, as the entire route offers landscapes ranging from cacti to conifers, and from canyons to cliffs.

In this picturesque town, you can breathe an authentic provincial atmosphere, where the mestizo culture of Mexico has successfully merged with English culture, as the mining companies that established themselves here were of English nationality. This eclectic mix can be seen throughout its steep cobblestone streets, with colorful houses featuring balconies, beautiful squares, portals, and fountains.

It is said that in this town, the first football and tennis matches in Mexico were held in the second half of the 19th century among the workers who labored in the mines.

It is located 17 km (25 minutes) from Pachuca and 118 km (2 hours) from Mexico City.

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What to See in Real del Monte

Tourist Attractions of Real del Monte

Plaza Principal (Main Plaza)

Within the Main Square, you can stroll through the arcades where you can buy typical sweets, crafts, and especially beautiful silver items at great prices.

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Parish)

Located in the Main Square, it dates back to the late 17th century. The building is characterized by the balcony on its facade, where the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is located.

El Santuario del Señor de Zelontla (Sanctuary)

It features a Christ dressed as a miner, which the miners have adopted as their protector. It is said that the figure dates back to the 17th century and was brought from Spain.

The festival of this church takes place every year on the third weekend of January.

Portal del Comercio (Commerce Portal)

In this picturesque place, you can admire decorations by the famous cartoonist Constantino Escalante. Moreover, you can purchase regional products and sweets here.

Museo de Medicina Laboral (Museum)

It is located in a former hospital dating back to the early 20th century. It is the first of its kind in the country, exhibiting medical instruments and units used to attend to injured miners.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

El Museo del Paste (Museum)

In this museum, you can learn about the history of the dish and, in general, traditional cuisine of the state. It includes an audiovisual room where a documentary on the area's mining history is shown, and an interactive room where you can enjoy the experience of making your own paste.

El Callejón de los Artistas (Artists' Alley)

This is a place you shouldn't miss, as you can admire photographs of scenes from movies and TV shows that were filmed in this town.

Panteón Inglés (English Cemetery)

If you are interested in mysterious places, you can visit the English Cemetery, located at the highest point of the town, where the graves of many miners who worked in this area are located.

The peculiarity of the place is that all the graves are oriented towards Great Britain. It has a mystical atmosphere, as it is almost always covered in fog and features elaborate mausoleums and large trees.

Mines

In the early 20th century, this town had over 140 mines, and at times, the region's silver production held significant positions in the world. Some of those old mines can still be visited in the surrounding areas.

Acosta Mine dates back to the 18th century, and the tour lasts just over an hour. All you have to do is wear a helmet and carry a lamp to explore the 400-meter-deep mine and learn about the machinery and tools that miners used to extract silver.

Another interesting mine is La Dificultad Mine, one of the largest in the town and a valuable testimony to the major technological transformations of the late 19th century. It features an iconic chimney, spacious warehouses, and much of its old machinery displayed in its Site Museum. This visit can teach you a lot about mining in the region.

Silverwork Workshops

You can also visit silverwork workshops or purchase wool textiles for the cold weather or wooden and palm ornaments.

What to Do in Real del Monte

Select your Adventure in Hidalgo

UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN REAL DEL MONTE

Explore the Hiloche Forest

Explore the Peñas Cargadas

Enjoy the Zupitlán Lagoon

Enjoy the natural beauty

Just 10 minutes from the town, you will find the Peñas Cargadas surrounded by a forested landscape, a place for rock climbing, rappelling, and hiking.

You can also take walks in the Bosque del Hiloche, which offers beautiful pine and oak landscapes.

 

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