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Real del Monte

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📌 Address

Real del Monte, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

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"When visiting Real del Monte in Mexico City, make sure to indulge in the local specialty, the famous "paste" - a delicious pastry filled with a variety of savory or sweet fillings, perfect for a quick snack or a fulfilling meal. Don't forget to explore the charming streets and colorful buildings to truly immerse yourself in the rich mining history and vibrant culture of this quaint town."

What is Real del Monte?

Real del Monte is a charming town located in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Situated in the mountains, this historic town offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, as well as a variety of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy.

History of Real del Monte

The history of Real del Monte dates back to the colonial era. In the 18th century, the town became known for its rich silver mines, attracting Spanish settlers who established mining operations in the area. The town quickly grew and became an important economic center.

When planning your tours in Mexico City don't forget to visit Real del Monte.

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Why is Real del Monte Important?

Real del Monte is important for several reasons. First, it is a significant historical and cultural site in Mexico. The town's colonial architecture and traditional Mexican charm make it a popular destination for tourists and history enthusiasts. Second, Real del Monte is known for its delicious cuisine, particularly its famous meat-filled pastries called "paste." These pastries are a unique culinary tradition of the town and are a must-try for visitors.

Things to do & see in Real del Monte

  • Museo del Paste: Visit the Museo del Paste to learn more about the history and tradition of the paste. The museum showcases the process of making pastes and offers tastings of different flavors.

  • La Mina de Acosta: Explore the La Mina de Acosta, an old silver mine that offers guided tours. Learn about the mining history of the town and experience the underground tunnels.

  • Plaza Principal: Take a stroll through the Plaza Principal, the main square of Real del Monte. Admire the picturesque colonial buildings and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the town.

  • Parque Nacional El Chico: Venture outside of the town and visit Parque Nacional El Chico. This national park offers beautiful hiking trails, scenic viewpoints, and opportunities for outdoor activities such as rock climbing and camping.

  • Iglesia de San Juan Bautista: Visit the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, a stunning church known for its beautiful architecture and ornate interior. Take a moment to appreciate the religious heritage of Real del Monte.

Real del Monte is a hidden gem in Mexico City with its rich history, delicious cuisine, and stunning natural surroundings.

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Whether you are interested in exploring the town's colonial past, enjoying outdoor activities, or indulging in mouthwatering pastries, Real del Monte has something for everyone. Plan your visit and experience the charm and beauty of this unique destination.


Frequently asked questions

What is Real del Monte known for?

Real del Monte is known for its rich mining history and the famous pastes (meat-filled pastries).


What are some popular tourist attractions in Real del Monte?

Some popular tourist attractions in Real del Monte are the English Cemetery, the Hidalgo del Parral Mine, and the Real del Monte Museum.


What is the weather like in Real del Monte?

Real del Monte has a cool and temperate climate due to its high altitude. It can get quite chilly, especially during the winter months.


How to get to Real del Monte from Mexico City?

You can take a bus from Mexico City's North Bus Terminal to Real del Monte. The journey takes approximately 2 hours.


What is the best time to visit Real del Monte?

The best time to visit Real del Monte is during the months of May to September when the weather is pleasant and there are various festivals and events taking place.


Attractions Details

📌 Address

Real del Monte, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Varies

Find it on google maps