This is a neat town nestled into the mountains near Pachuca. It has a "magic (ie historic/neat) town" - Pueblo Magico, designation from the government and it deserves it. It's fun to see the old mines, eat a paste, shop for some minerals, hand made trinkets or leather goods. English miners from Cornwall brought over mining skills and Cornish pasties, now filled with super tasty Mexican things like mole verde - my favorite, and are called pastes. So definitely try one or two of these tasty puff pastries filled with sweet and savory fillings.
I would probably give it 5's but I was only there for a short afternoon, so can't speak to all of the sights and activities. But if ever back in Pachuca I'd definitely return to spend more time there.
**If you go on a double decker bus tour -recommended- be sure to watch out for the low hanging phone and power lines!**
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