Originally called "San Luis de Mezquitique," San Luis was named in honor of King Louis IX of France. In 1592, the discovery of gold and silver inspired Spaniards with grandiose dreams to change the name to San Luis Potosi, in hopes of harvesting similar riches of the Potosi mine in Bolivia. Though the mines of San Luis Potosi never matched that of the Potosi mine, it certainly rose as a city of prominence along the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.


San Luis Potosi is a beautiful city of many plazas and incredible churches. With a growing tourism industry and higher number of expats moving into the area, it is one of the cities expected to flourish in the near future.

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