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Exploring Hidalgo

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Para mí sólo recorrer los caminos que tienen corazón, cualquier camino que tenga corazón. (I only trek the paths that have heart, whatever path that has heart.)
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Hidalgo is home to the stunning archeological site of Tula, home to the Toltec culture, and Mexico's oldest protected forest, El Chico.

The region is also known for caving and rock climbing. Museums in the state capital Pachuca showcase the state's colonial history as a center of mining. Less known is that the city is also the birthplace of soccer in Mexico!


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Hidalgo is bordered on the north by San Luis Potosí, on the northwest by Querétaro, on the east by Veracruz and Puebla and on the south by Tlaxcala and the State of Mexico.

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More than 200 haciendas were built in Hidalgo in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, used for a variety of activities in the region such as mining, brandy distillery and the production of pulque, a fermented alcoholic beverage.

Today, many of these haciendas have been renovated and converted into hotels, restaurants and tourist centers. San Miguel Regla was built in the 18th century by the wealthy mining mogul, Count Pedro Romero de Terreros, and now serves as a luxury hotel. Santa Maria Regla, also built in the 18th century, served as Count Romero's residence and was the first hacienda dedicated to mining silver and making brandy. Today, the hacienda is a tourist center and visitors can explore its numerous underground tunnels.


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