La Puerta del Camino Real

LA PUERTA
DEL
CAMINO REAL

MARCH 2019
THE SILVER ROAD
M E X I C O

Tour Details

SYNOPSIS

 

This exploration of La Puerta del Camino Real, or Mexico's Silver Road, began and ended in Zihuatanejo.  We stayed in Guanajuato City, Zacatecas City, Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi, Mineral de Pozos and Morelia.  The content of this tour included the indigenous roots of what later became a intercontinental trade route that connected the world, first through the Port of Veracruz, and later through the Port of Acapulco, with all routes intersecting in Mexico City.  Our new tour for March 2023 begins in Mexico City, with a flight home from Zacatecas, to save from back-tracking.  Please click here to learn more about this tour!

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Guanauato City                Zacatecas                Real de Catorce                San Luis Potosi                Mineral de Pozos                Morelia

DAY FOUR - ZACATECAS CITY


We departed Guanajuato City for Aguascalientes, where we visited the interesting Train Museum and a winery before arriving in the majestic city of Zacatecas.

DAY FIVE - Zacatecas City


This morning, we walked to Mina el Eden, then boarded a tram car for La Bufa.  From there, we had lunch at an eclectic and fun restaurant, then tried to visit the Rafael Coronel Museum, only to discover it was closed!  No matter - we explored more of the city and returned the following day!

DAY SIX - Zacatecas City


Today we departed early for the ancient city of Chicomoztoc, also known as La Quemada (burnt hill).  Upon returning to the city, we visited the incredible Rafael Coronel Museum, which is housed in an ex-convent.  Most famed for his collection of masks, this collection is expansive, and also includes incredile panoramas, puppets and a beautiful pre-Columbian collection from all over Mexico.  It's possible to spend between 1-5 hours in this museum, depending on your fascination for masks, and other artefacts.

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