Real de Asientos, Mexico: History and Mystery

September 22, 2012 by
Categories: Arts, History, Mexico, Real de Asientos

Parroquia de San Juan Bautista,Sultepec,México,MéxicoReal de Asientos in the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico is an ancient city founded in 1548 by a religious group. It later became a mining town and is now considered a city of great mystery.

Discover the mining history and view the beauty of the area on the El Piojito train, whose route follows the old mineral trail, which was used to move ore on the King’s Highway to San Gil. The Miner’s Plaza, Cactus Museum and Lazymen’s Hill are other landmarks to be seen on the train ride.

The oldest cemetery in the the state of Aguascalientes is found in Real de Asientos. Built in the 1600s, the Guadalupe Cemetery features a Sanctuary decorated with exceptional paintings of the 12 apostles.

The Tepozán Convent was named after the patron saint of the miners, and also dates back to the 1600s.

At the Tepozán Museum one will discover the influences of black culture on the city, learn about the area conflicts and myths of the natives of the area, the Guachichil.

More than 1500 plants from 45 different species are featured at the Living Plant Museum. Also relax and enjoy the agave and cacti gardens, a greenhouse, herbarium and nursery.

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