San Luis Potosí City
The country’s only City of Light welcomes visitors with its stately atmosphere. In addition to its colonial architecture, it also boasts parks and gardens, old neighborhoods and traditions.
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With its stately presence and colonial-era architecture, the state’s capital city delights visitors with its age-old traditions and quiet atmosphere. Today, San Luis is a modern city, with pleasant parks and plazas, but it still preserves its old neighborhoods and traditions such as the Procesión del Silencio (Silent Procession) during Holy Week. Its Cathedral, facing the Plaza Principal, is one of the largest in the northern states—don´t miss your chance to see it!
Developing at the end of the 16th century thanks to the discovery of mineral deposits, San Luis Potosí became one of the Spanish colonies’ major cities, and currently it is a hub of industrial activity.
The city’s architecture is known for its elegant baroque-style buildings, most created of pink limestone, that lend it a dignified air. The main square is home to the Palacio de Gobierno and the Palacio Municipal government buildings, the former with a neoclassical facade and the latter displaying murals that portray Biblical scenes. Other noteworthy spots include the Virgen del Carmen church, the Museo de Artesanías exhibiting handicrafts, and Alameda Juan Sarabia park, where you can see sculptures of Hidalgo, Juan Sarabia, and other historical heroes.