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San Luis Potosi

Country: Mexico
State: Estado de San Luis Potosi
City: San Luis Potosi
Type of Location: Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

Aeropuerto de San Luis Potosi (IATA: SLP) is a small,compact airport with just two gates they have a limited range of commercial scheduled flights. From the U.S.,direct flights are available on American to Dallas,on Continental to Houston,and on Mexicana to San Antonio. Non-stop flights are also available to Mexico City,Monterrey,and Guadalajara.

By bus

San Luis Potosi has a fairly large bus station with frequent service to major destinations,including Mexico City to the south and Monterrey to the north-both about 5 hours away.Primera Plus is a luxury bus line that operates services to SLP from Aeropuerto Mexico,Celaya,Cuautitlan,Guadalajara,Irapuato,La Penita,La Piedad,Lagos De Moerno,Leon,Mexico City,Mexico Observatorio,Morelia,Moroleon,Puerto Vallarta,Queretaro,San Juan De Los Lagos,Silao,Tapotzoltan,Toluca,Uruapan,Zamora and Zapopan .The overnight buses leave Austin,San Antonio or Laredo each night. They arrive in SLP around lunch time the next day. Most popular international line would be Grupo Senda / Turimex - a 5 minute cab ride from Austin Airport.

Key places to visit
Cascada de Minas Viejas, Tamul Waterfall, Tamasopo, Las Pozas, Matehuala Cathedral, Labyrinth Interactive Museum of Science and the Arts, I Tangamanga Park, El Salto

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Places to Visit

Cascada de Minas Viejas

The Minas Viejas waterfall is located in the municipality of El Naranjo,in the state of San Luis Potosi,in Mexico.In the city of San Luis Potosi,take Highway 80,273 km to El Naranjo,once there,to 16 km on the road to the driving,take the deviation to Maitínez and Minas Viejas .These are two waterfalls of 50 meters high,surrounded by lush vegetation,forming a pool. Here you can camp and swim,and visit where they are located near other waterfalls and Lagoon of the Ducks,where you can fish.

Tamul Waterfall

Tamul Waterfall is formed by a jump of 105 m high,fed by the Gallinas River flow falling on the Santa Maria riverbed in the state of San Luis Potosi,Mexico.The river that feeds it changes its name to Rio Tampaon,just after the waterfall downstream,all located west of Aquismon in the region known as the Huasteca.It is accessible by road from San Luis Potosi,to take a diversion later in the town to the ejido El Sauz Tanchachín,continue until the brunette community which takes a boat to go to the waterfall.

Tamasopo

Tamasopo people of the state is a Mexican of San Luis Potosi and head of the municipality of the same name. means "place that drips".The population has always had the same name,but the town was known as La Palma until 1932 when it officially changed Tamasopo. Here converge the lowlands of the Huasteca with high cold land of Pamería,with San Francisco de La Palma,southwest of the town,the heart of largest pame throughout the pamería,encompassing several municipalities,including Tamasopo and Rayon.

Las Pozas

Las Pozas is a set artistic architectural and sculptural surreal created by Edward James in the municipality of Xilitla.It was built between 1960 and 1970 as his home by the English poet and patron,in a land of 40 acres where he built 36 structures. These influences predominate in various artistic and most structures do not serve a utilitarian purpose,and is integrated with waterfalls and pools.It has an area of 320,000 m2.It is seven hours drive from Mexico City.

Matehuala Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is a temple Matehuala Catholic elevated to cathedral city located in the Mexico of Matehuala in the state of San Luis Potosi.Although the temple is open for worship,is still under construction. His style is Gothic / Neo-Byzantine.In the mid- nineteenth century,the bishop of the Archdiocese of San Luis Potosi,Don Ignacio Montes de Oca said the urgent need to demolish what was then the parish of Matehuala because it had a state of disrepair and threatened to collapse.

Labyrinth Interactive Museum of Science and the Arts

The Labyrinth Interactive Museum of Science and the Arts is a museum located in the city of San Luis Potosi in Mexico.Built in the Park Tangamanga I of this city and opened on September 4 of 2008.The director was architect Ricardo Legorreta.The facilities are spread around a large courtyard of mazes and visitor travel is done by surrounding the courtyard gates,creating a varied walk,giving access to the different pavilions are located in the monumental sculptures that illustrate the dialogue between science,the arts and technology.It also makes an observatory tower to admire the stars and see the stars.

I Tangamanga Park

I Tangamanga Park is a forested area located in the west of the city of San Luis Potosi,is surrounded by lakes,and huge trees that were planted in mid- 1980,are in the regional museums,sports units,shopping cultural,among others. That is why an important part of the landscape and history of San Luis Potosi. Today is the second largest urban park Mexico,after the Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City .I Tangamanga Park extends over an area of 411 hectares and was formed on lands of the former estate of the Tannery,which dates back to 1609. The hull of the property is still within the park. Mistakenly thought that "Tangamanga" was the name that was given to the San Luis Valley before the conquest. However,Primo Feliciano Velázquez said that the word is of Tarascan origin and means "upright stake" in allusion to the stakes used to determine the boundaries of the mines.

El Salto

Cascade Falls is located in the municipality of El Naranjo,171.5 km to the E-NE of the capital of the state of San Luis Potosi,in Mexico.Today the waterfall "El Salto" tourist place San Luis Potosi state,is abandoned,as the water of the waterfall has been diverted to the hydroelectric plant,and the waterfall is dry in a while.

Right Time to Visit

June - August

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