San Luis Potosí
Welcome to San Luis Potosí
San Luis Potosí is a state of great beauty in the north-central zone of Mexico and in the old route of the Camino Real. It is a site of mining tradition that also has impressive natural attractions.
The state capital has the same name and is a jewel of colonial architecture. It also highlights the old mining town, Real de Catorce, the beautiful surroundings of Xilitla and the impressive natural beauty of the Huasteca Potosina in the surroundings of Ciudad Valles, which is becoming a popular ecotourism destination with its impressive waterfalls, rivers and lagoons.
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San Luis Potosí Information
Tourist routes in San Luis Potosí for traveling by car:
San Luis Potosí offers various tourist regions to visit, having options for all tastes and interests. The northern zone includes the city of Matehuala and its tradition of footwear, as well as being the reference site to enter the sierra and meet Real de Catorce, a beautiful town that was an important mining area and a Huichol sanctuary.
The zone of the Huasteca Potosina has as its epicenter Ciudad Valles. This warm place is perfect to experience the surroundings where the waterfalls of Tamul, Tamasopo and Puente de Dios stand out, besides the singular beauty of the Lagoon of the Crescent Moon and the Basin of the Golondrinas, a natural abyss of more than 300 meters of depth. You can also visit the Magic Village of Xilitla and the Surrealist Garden of Edward James.
The capital of the state has a beautiful historic center that has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and where you can visit various temples and churches, in addition to the Cathedral consecrated to the Virgin of the Expectation. The city also houses the National Mask Museum, the Viceroyalty Museum and the Labyrinth of Sciences and Arts Interactive Museum.
Highway 57 connects the state capital with Mexico City and heading north with Saltillo, Coahuila and passes through Matehuala, from where there is a deviation for Real de Catorce.
Meanwhile, Highway 70 leads to the heart of the Huasteca Potosina and ends in Tampico, while the other side leads to Aguascalientes. This is the way to take towards Ciudad Valles, Xilitla and the natural wonders in the region. Also important is Highway 80 that connects the city of San Luis Potosí with Guadalajara, Lagos de Moreno and San Juan de los Lagos.
Most important cities:
The main cities in the state of San Luis Potosí according to the last census of population in 2010 are:
San Luis Potosí with 772,604 inhabitants.
Matehuala with 99,105 inhabitants.
Rioverde with 94,191 inhabitants.
Tamazunchale with 92,392 inhabitants.
Ciudad Valles with 167,713 inhabitants.