21 | MAY | 2019
Historic Center of San Luis Potosí, now a World Heritage site
Cathedral of San Luis Potosi – Photo: COURTESY

Historic Center of San Luis Potosí, now a World Heritage site

San Luis Potosí
EL UNIVERSAL San Luis Potosí
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It's invaluable historic monuments are distributed along 42 streets

The Historic Center of San Luís Potosí (SLP) was declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO on March 8, 2018, during a ceremony held at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí.

The Historic Center, comprised of 42 streets, houses 1,500 buildings, including historic monuments that stand out due to conservation efforts made. There are several Baroque and Neoclassic constructions, and old manors made of pink limestone that have been transformed into museums, shops, and restaurants.

The Royal Inland Road (Camino Real de Tierra Adentro), also known as the Silver Road – of which San Luis Potosí is a part of – was entered into the World Heritage List in 2010. This road was used during the 16th and 19th centuries to transport silver from the mines in Zacatecas, San Luis and Guanajuato to the United States.

The following are some of the buildings you cannot miss when visiting the Historic Center of San Luis Potosí:

  • Cathedral of San Luis Potosí
  • National Museum of Regional Masks
  • Art Center of San Luis Potosí
  • Temple of Our Lady of El Carmen
  • Museum of the Viceroyalty
  • San Francisco Square
  • Hidalgo Garden
  • Saint Peter's Hill


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