Welcome to Real del Monte


Two kilometers past the Hwy 105 turnoff for Parque Nacional El Chico, Real del Monte (officially known as Mineral del Monte) was the scene of a miners’ strike in 1776, commemorated as the first strike in the Americas. Most of the town was settled in the 19th century, after a British company commandeered the mines. Cornish-style cottages line many of the steep, cobbled streets.


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$60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hidalgo Magic Towns Tour: Real del Monte, Huasca de Ocampo

Meet-up with your guide in the morning and leave Mexico City for a full-day of exploring the magical towns of Real del Monte and Huasca de Ocampo. Stroll through the streets of Real del Monte, an old mining town with lots of history and intrigue. Visit the English cemetery and learn about its historical significance. Spend some free time in the center of town shopping and having lunch (own expense). Try Hidalguense cuisine, such as pulque, cream bread or tamales. Admire the 18th century architecture, fountains, red-tiled roofs and archways. Head to Huasca de Ocampo, home of The Basaltic Prisms. Witness the majestic columns of basalt rock that line the ravine and create this impressive canyon. See the four waterfalls that feed the dam of San Antonio Regla and Hacienda Santa Maria Regla. Learn about the people and history. Visit the 18th century farmhouse of Pedro Romero de Terreros, the Count of Regla. Notice the arches of the courtyards and the ovens where silver was extracted. Enjoy free time to stroll through the town, shop and try local cuisine.Return to Mexico City at the end of the tour.

$80 Day Trips & Excursions

Real del Monte and Basaltic Prisms

Our first stop will be the mining town of Real del Monte, which is very representative of the area, we will continue to the church of Our Lady of the Rosary, a parish that dates from the sixteenth century that enhances the beauty of the place, we will give a time free to taste a delicious pastes, which are a tradition since the English arrived at the place.Later we will visit the Basaltic Prisms, formed thousands of years ago, are a group of rocks that shine with sunlight. Its hexagonal structure of the stones and the approximately forty meters of height make the bonuses an impressive place. The waters of the San Antonio Dam form four waterfalls that highlight the drop of water on the prisms.Then we will go to the Forest of Las Truchas, where we will have our food based on a fixed menu and those who prefer it will be able to catch and cook their own trout. We will give you free time to practice some of the outdoor activities such as zip lines, kayaking, boat rides, horseback riding, rappelling, touring the mines, among many others.At 18:00 hrs, we will return to Mexico City. End of the tour

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