Man walking down a cobblestone street with chuch dome in distance.

Justin Foulkes

Northern Central Highlands

From cobbled lanes and shaded plazas to vast deserts and cloud forest, Mexico's northern central highlands is a region as varied as its history, cuisine and cultures. It was here that enormous mineral wealth created rich colonial cities before revolutionary activity left ghost towns in its wake. Known as the Cuna de la Independencia (Cradle of Independence), the territory is renowned for its part in the country's fight for autonomy, spurred on by the famous Grito de Dolores, which called the Mexican people to arms against the Spanish.


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Striking it rich in Mexico: the Age of Silver in the Northern Central Highlands

Jan 22, 2015 • 6 min read

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