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Xilitla Nov 28

Xilitla is a little coffee producer town nestled in the Sierra Madre Oriental in the higher parts of the Huasteca Potosino, due to its location coffee beans are harvested as well as many kind of citrus. This place is surrounded by the most impressive waterfalls, high mountains and extensive vegetation which make this area a true paradise to admire the great variety of flora and fauna in the region. The name “Xilitla” has Nahuatl roots, it has been said that it means “Snail place”. Upon arrival of the Augustinian missionaries in the sixteenth century, was renamed as “St. Augustine of the great Xilitla”, so from then on is known only as Xilitla. more…

Real de Catorce May 24

The village is located in the state of San Luis Potosi in northern Mexico, is a semi-abandoned town in the desert. It is a colonial mining town that currently is almost uninhabited because the production in the mines stopped, the veins were almost empty and people began to leave the town searching for work.

In 1733 it was discovered the first silver vein, but later, in 1744, the village was burned by indigenous groups who were trying to defend themselves from the war of extermination conducted by the Spanish. The town was rebuilt in 1767, thanks to the discovery of new veins of silver in the place, which led to a crowd of miners and adventurers came to the place in search of luck, unleashing a veritable fever of silver in totally unfavorable conditions: no roads, there was no water and supplies were difficult. All this helped later to improve transport links between the capital and Catorce, and the construction of its most representative buildings. more…