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San Luis Potosí

A grand old dame of a colonial city, San Luis Potosí was once a revolutionary hotbed, an important mining town and a seat of government to boot. Today the city has maintained its poise as the prosperous state capital, orderly industrial center and university seat, though it sees relatively few visitors.

A great place to wander through, the city's historic core is made up of numerous plazas and manicured parks that are linked by attractive pedestrian streets. Although not as striking as Zacatecas or Guanajuato, and definitely lacking the magic of San Miguel de Allende, this lively city's cultural elegance is reflected in its delightful colonial architecture, impressive theater and numerous excellent museums.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout San Luis Potosí.