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Real de Catorce

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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A small, hard to get to, town in the middle of nowhere. Sound appealing. I thought not, either, until we spent a few days there. In an idyllic setting in the mountains, the air is clean, fresh and cool. The people are friendly and the vibe is youthful. Walking up and down the main drag, one can see artisans' works,... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The name itself is a mouthful. The place is a mindful. A former spanish mine, Real is now an emerging tourist center in northern Mexico. The streets are cobbled, which make it a little hard to walk around, but it is easy to get to know the streets filled with picturesque handicrafts and memorable people. During the day you can... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A 12 mile cobblestone road and 2 mile tunnel lead you into another world and time. I've been to Real de Catorce twice by BMW GS motorcycle and truly love being there. Steep cobblestone streets, old stone buildings, friendly people and few tourists make it a great place for an escape. It sits roughly 9000' in elevation and the nights... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We start in Mexico City, going to Queretaro and San Luis Potosi, where we stayed one night, the following day we depart to Real de Catorce, Magical Place with lots of very ancient structures, nice people and great food!, a full adventure for the GS Motorcycles due the steep streets on stones of marble, aside the 24 Kilometers of stone... More

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In hell AZ
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2006

Take a trip back in time. As you enter Real de Catorce through the only road (tunnel) which is about a mile long, you feel as if you were traveling back in time. As you cross the tunnel you see old mine shafts some still in use, some areas marked as DANGEROUS because if their instability. In other places the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2005

Go back in time. A basic hotel without phone or TV - but that is Real de Catorce. Stone walls and assorted antiques and art. They need to upgrade their bathroom and towels. Great restaurant. Well worth a visit

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