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Address: Mexico
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing

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A place I visit in my lucid dreams

My friend drove me there, she is Mexican and has done a great amount of experimental drugs for her artistic endeavours. The place was magical without the drugs, lots of hippies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My friend drove me there, she is Mexican and has done a great amount of experimental drugs for her artistic endeavours. The place was magical without the drugs, lots of hippies living there. I had severe altitude sickness because it is high up in the mountains, an old town from the 16th century that used to be a mining town.... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As I was told from one of the guides Real de Catorce was a mining town that grew up to 35,000 habitants. Then the mine went empty of silver and the town was almost abandoned. There is not many things to do in the town but it tells a history. Also the horseback riding and the “Jeep” adventures are really... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

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