If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know how much I LOVE history. I love learning about random pieces of history (hence my obsession with Vikings), and whenever I’m traveling somewhere, my favorite part of a trip is seeing all the old buildings. So it came as no surprise that I fell in love with the section of Old City San Luis Potosí, Mexico!
For a little background on Old City San Luis Potosí, Mexico, many of the buildings were built in the neoclassical and baroque styles and they are BEAUTIFUL. Franciscan priests from Spain arrived in 1539 and established Roman Catholic churches in the area, and let me tell you, I have never seen so many cathedrals and churches in such a concentrated area in my life. Many are even right across the street from each other. The city of San Luis Potosí was established in 1592, and it was a mining community. It was originally called Valle de San Luis, and Potosí means fortune and was added to the name when gold and silver mines opened.
Like I’ve said before, San Luis Potosí, Mexico is not a touristy place at all, and it’s a great place to get an authentic taste of Mexico. Plus, just see how beautiful it is!
The Metropolitan Cathedral
We saw lots of street performers!
Museo Regional Potosino
Inside the Cathedral of San Francisco
The Cathedral of San Francisco
Inside St. Augustin
Teatro de la Paz
The Mask Museum
I’ll post more photos of Old City San Luis Potosí, Mexico next week! 🙂