Old City San Luis Potosi Part 2

February 6, 2017 60 Comments

You can view the first installments of my trip to Mexico on my San Luis Potosí, Mexico Part 1 and Part 2 posts and Old City Part 1

This is the last post of photos from my trip to Mexico, but I’ll have some other travel posts about Mexico coming up soon! If you haven’t read my other posts on my trip to Mexico (you can view all my posts on it here), I went to San Luis Potosí, Mexico for the junior world racquetball tournament for my younger sister in November. San Luis Potosí, Mexico isn’t a touristy destination at all, so it was a great place to have an authentic experience of Mexico! And authentic Mexican food is definitely something worth experiencing. 

My favorite part of our sightseeing adventures was going to Old City San Luis Potosí and seeing all the gorgeous old buildings. I have a little history of it on my first post about Old City San Luis Potosí and where the name came from if you’re curious. I loved how all the buildings were so rich with history and so beautifully ornate and colorful! I love bright colors (hence my favorite shoes), and Old City San Luis Potosí did not disappoint. I don’t think I’ve ever seen historical cathedrals in bright orange or yellow before, and it was pretty incredible. If you haven’t traveled there yet, I highly suggest going! 

Old City San Luis Potosí

This was probably my favorite building! This is the Señora del Carmen in the Plaza del Carmen

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

I love the colorful city blocks!

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

All the carved doors were so beautiful

Old City San Luis Potosí

We found a little indoor market and got some pottery from one of the stands

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

This building was huge and looked like a medieval castle

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

This is my favorite house! I love the bright colors and tiles and that ornate door

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

The Basilica Guadalupe

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí
Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

There were some little bakeries and we got some delicious cookies!

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

This is actually a water tower, and it’s on all the license plates in San Luis Potosí. I found a really neat old photo of it from the 1880s here

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

If you go to San Luis Potosí, you MUST go to La Casa del Artesano for souvenirs! Everything is locally made and they have amazing prices. I loaded up on tons of Christmas presents!

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

All the colorful domes were amazing

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

We went to a mansion that had been converted into a museum called Museo Francisco Cassio, and it was beautiful!

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

I’m not sure what this is called, but it was pretty fun to play around with!

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

Old City San Luis Potosí

So I have finally made it through all my photos from San Luis Potosí, Mexico! I hope I have convinced some of you to visit there! 🙂 

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60 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jen Ruiz

    April 20, 2017

    I am obsessed with huge wood carved doors haha I have pictures of about 30 from Florence! The tile and colors in this city look amazing, I’m heading to Mexico in June and will totally check this out! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Julia

      April 20, 2017

      I’m heading to Florence soon, so you have me excited for the doors there! 🙂 I hope this post helps with your trip to Mexico!

  2. Reply

    Kathi

    April 16, 2017

    WOW what a beautiful city! I love my #doorporn and those carved doors are just gorgeous! it’s so interesting to see how the ornaments on the churches differ from your average cathedrals in Europe – so intricate! Great round up of photos 🙂

  3. Reply

    Lisa // Fjords & Beaches

    April 16, 2017

    What beautiful photos! Now I wish I went there on my last trip to Mexico! 🙂

  4. Reply

    Kelly Duhigg

    April 15, 2017

    As always, stunning photography and great writing. You really know how to use photographs to make the post come alive!! Love it!! Also love the colonial feel that is combined with bright colors. Lovely!!

    • Reply

      Julia

      April 15, 2017

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

  5. Reply

    Christina

    April 15, 2017

    Your photos are ahh-mazing! I’ve honestly never felt drawn to Mexico because most of the things I see about it relate to beachy resorts and all-inclusive vacays, which aren’t typically my jam. SO nice to see another side of Mexico though. San Luis Potosi looks like a beautiful place to wander around and take glorious pics (as you have haha!) The little details in the architecture melt my heart. Definitely would love to go someday!

    • Reply

      Julia

      April 15, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 I totally agree, I don’t really have any interest in the resorts, so San Luis Potosi was a great way to get an authentic experience!

  6. Reply

    Gudrun Christine Noyen

    April 15, 2017

    Very nice post and great pictures! I’ll be there soon and I’m so looking forward to it!

    • Reply

      Julia

      April 15, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 I hope you have a great time!

  7. Reply

    Leigh

    April 15, 2017

    I love your photos – isn’t it great how colorful Latin America is? I definitely need to add this town to my Mexico bucket list!

    • Reply

      Julia

      April 15, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 I loved all the bright colors!

  8. Reply

    Caroline

    April 15, 2017

    Oh this is just stunning. I love coloured buildings too. The Señora del Carmen is a dream. I’ve never really thought about going to Mexico (not that I can afford it!) but this has sparked my interest.

    • Reply

      Julia

      April 15, 2017

      It’s an awesome place to visit if you get the chance! 🙂

  9. Reply

    Abbi @ Spin the Windrose

    April 15, 2017

    I adore that photo of the pink wall with the door! How gorgeous! Mexico has been long on my wander-list. I need to make it happen!

    • Reply

      Julia

      April 15, 2017

      Yes it’s definitely worth visiting!! 🙂

  10. Reply

    Lolo

    April 15, 2017

    Oh wow this city is beautiful!! I really need to start exploring more of Mexico! #blogpostsaturday

    • Reply

      Julia

      April 15, 2017

      It’s definitely a country worth exploring! 🙂 I want to go somewhere on the coast next!

  11. Reply

    Megan

    April 15, 2017

    Wow!!! All the architecture is absolutely stunning in this city!! And the colors are amazing too. Beautiful photos!

    • Reply

      Julia

      April 15, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  12. Reply

    Brown Gal Trekker

    March 31, 2017

    Love the photos! I miss colonial towns- they always give a warm vibe.

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 31, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  13. Reply

    Tatum Skipper

    March 31, 2017

    A blue sky makes all the difference for pictures!! The architecture and attention to detail on each and every building is insane. Humans are so artistic! Those doors are to die for. I wish I could have something that grand in my house!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 31, 2017

      Yes everything was so intricate!

  14. Reply

    Andrea

    March 30, 2017

    Wow! These are amazing! Ive never heard of this city and now I want to go! thanks

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 30, 2017

      It’s definitely worth a visit if you get the chance!

  15. Reply

    The Family Voyage

    March 30, 2017

    I love all the architectural details and your photos capture them beautifully! You’ve definitely inspired me to put San Luis Potosi on my list. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 30, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  16. Reply

    Gone with a whim

    March 30, 2017

    Ah such sunny and wonderful photos, I always find excuses to go back to Mexico. Now I have one more city and region added to the ever-growing Mexico bucket-list. Viva la Mexico <3

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 30, 2017

      Where in Mexico have you gone before? I would love to explore it more!

  17. Reply

    Thirty30Courtney

    March 29, 2017

    Whyyy am I just hearing about this city?! Your photos are simply stunning and make me want to runaway to Mexico since I am already in Texas. I’m going to go back and read your previous posts.

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 30, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  18. Reply

    Uliana

    March 29, 2017

    What a pretty city! I also love bright colors and colorful buildings)) And your photos are convincing me that I should put this city on my bucket list!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 29, 2017

      It’s worth visiting if you get the chance!

  19. Reply

    Aysha

    March 29, 2017

    Great photography. Those carved doors are so intricate, they’re beautiful!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 29, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  20. Reply

    Morgan

    March 29, 2017

    The architecture and colorful buildings …are you kidding? So stunning! Amazing photos. I literally didn’t even know this area of Mexico existed! Digging into all your Mexico posts now to see what else I’m missing out on =)

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 29, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 San Luis Potosi is definitely worth visiting if you get the chance!

  21. Reply

    Samantha

    March 29, 2017

    I was wowed by the architecture there! You definitely made me want to go and visit!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 29, 2017

      Yes all the architecture was incredible!

  22. Reply

    Anna nuttall

    February 14, 2017

    Omg this look so beautiful. I love the colourful building. It also look really peaceful. xx

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 14, 2017

      Yes it was really quiet!

  23. Reply

    Laagan Kaayo

    February 12, 2017

    The clock tower is my favorite!!!!! the “vines-like roses” design is just so prettyyyyyyy <3

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 12, 2017

      Thanks!

  24. Reply

    Sarah

    February 12, 2017

    Your trip to Mexico series is absolutely enticing with all that wonderful photos! And those doors! My goodness! Can’t they be any prettier? It’s also like it’s not a very touristy place which is just perfect, I think!

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 12, 2017

      Yes I loved all the ornate doors! Visiting Mexico is definitely worth it if you get the chance!

  25. Reply

    Samantha

    February 12, 2017

    You take the loveliest photos !!! I love loving vicsriousky through you!!

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 12, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  26. Reply

    Anuradha manjul

    February 11, 2017

    Amazing photographs. You have made the destination look like a must visit destination.

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 11, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  27. Reply

    Robin

    February 11, 2017

    I need to visit Mexico so badly! I haven’t been since I was a teenager, and never with a good camera – I think I’d be in heaven with all of the interesting architecture and colorful buildings!

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 11, 2017

      Yes you should go! It’s a beautiful place! 🙂

  28. Reply

    Jyo

    February 11, 2017

    Beautiful photos! I especially love the ornate door with the turquoise against the orange backdrop. How gorgeous <3

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 11, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  29. Reply

    Priyanka

    February 10, 2017

    Love how you captured all of these gorgeous details Julia! You’re making me want to go there and see everything in person now!

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 11, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  30. Reply

    Eric Dent

    February 6, 2017

    Great work! I loved the 1880s Water Tower photo too.

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 6, 2017

      Thanks! Yeah I thought that was a pretty neat photo!

  31. Reply

    Stephanie

    February 6, 2017

    Gosh, the architecture! I love it! I went to Mexico once on a mission trip. I wish I would have been into photography back then as much as I am now. It would have been an amazing place to photograph.

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 6, 2017

      Yes I loved photographing all the amazing architecture! You should go back if you get the chance!

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