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“A great afternoon or day trip from Pachuca - or even DF.” 4 of 5 stars
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Real del monte
Real del monte, Mineral del Monte, Mexico
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Austin, Texas
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“A great afternoon or day trip from Pachuca - or even DF.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

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!**

Visited August 2013
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“Very charming place - Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

If you want to know where the people from Mexico DF go to spend their weekend, just go there. A nice place with a wide range of thing to do or to see. The village is one of the four "Pueblo Magico" of Hidalgo. The local people are very friendly (even if most of them do not speak English). The history of the local industries (silver extraction) has always been tied up to the village. Dont hesitate and try the Ponche, the Pastes and the Pulque.

Visited July 2013
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