Old City San Luis Potosi Part 2

06

Feb

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! 🙂 

Blog, Mexico, North America, Photography, Travel

  1. Jen Ruiz says:

    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!

    • Julia says:

      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. Kathi says:

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

  4. Kelly Duhigg says:

    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!!

  5. Christina says:

    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!

    • Julia says:

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

  7. Leigh says:

    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!

  8. Caroline says:

    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.

  9. 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!

  10. Lolo says:

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

  11. Megan says:

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

  12. Brown Gal Trekker says:

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

  13. Tatum Skipper says:

    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!

  14. Andrea says:

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

  15. 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 🙂

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Uliana says:

    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!

  19. Aysha says:

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

  20. Morgan says:

    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 =)

  21. Samantha says:

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

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

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

  24. Sarah says:

    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!

  25. Samantha says:

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

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

  27. Robin says:

    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!

  28. Jyo says:

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

  29. Priyanka says:

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

  30. Eric Dent says:

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

  31. Stephanie says:

    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.

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