Real de Asientos

Real de Asientos is a town located in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes, specifically the homonymous municipality, which is the head.

Located 61 kilometers northeast of the city of Aguascalientes on Federal Highway 25, heading to Loreto, Zacatecas, lies Real de Asientos, town founded in 1548.

This town is known for its mining landscapes, such as the Orito and Minerva. In these mines produced gold, silver, copper and zinc.

Real de Asientos, Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) is a simple and old mining village with beautiful architecture and an endless number of stories to tell. Due to its traditional Mexican lifestyle is considered, since 2006, as a magical town to promote it as a tourist destination.

However, a good time to visit is during the month of January, when festivities are held in honor of the town’s patron, Our Lady of Bethlehem, including the staging of an agricultural and farming fair.

Things to do in Real de Asientos

You will be amazed by the unusual contrasts and pink arches of the former convent of Tepozá, and at Museo Vivo de Cactáceas, you will discover a display of agave as well as exotic plants from South Africa and Madagascar.

You can also walk around the old town where any of its monuments will dazzle you, including La Casa Larrañaga or La Casa del Minero, which feature sculpted religious anagrams in pink quarry stone and detailed ironwork on doors and windows.

Sightsee around its little square and discover the beauty of the viceregal architecture. Ride the Piojito (the “little louse”), the famous Real de Asientos streetcar to enjoy a tour of the history of the village. Visit the mines, or take a walk on its cobbled streets while you admire its old quarry stone buildings.

In this small “Magical Town” in Aguascalientes, a semi-desert town that used to be a mining outpost, visitors can tour underground tunnels, spot high-quality religious art, listen to stories about the State’s oldest cemetery or learn to shoot arrows like the Chichimecas used to.

Places Of Interest

Parish of Our Lady of Bethlehem, built in the year of 1705.
Tunnels (Ingenio Hydraulic) 18th century .
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception 17th century
Sanctuary The Tepozán
Ex Convento del Tepozán
Guadalupe Shrine
Chapel of the Holy Cross (former guard house)
Cava (The first activation zone in the mine)
House Larrañaga
Collier House
Cacti living museum
Tolosa-Ibarra Presidio Founders.
Porfiriato clock of the town hall
High Aqueduct
Cerro de Altamira third highest peak in the state
Camino Real
Articulated Christ with Skull, Teeth and Human Ribs 17th century

Festivities

  • Feast of Our Lady of Bethlehem the town patron, the main celebration, or the feast called January (4 Sunday of the month of January)
  • Feast of the Lord’s Tepozán (First Sunday of the month of July)
  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)
  • Celebrations of the foundation (July 23)
  • Miner’s Day
  • Living Stations of the Cross (Good Friday)
  • Feast of the Holy Cross (May 3)
  • Party Magic Town Declaration on Royal Seating (October 30)

Gastronomy

Take a break and enjoy the exquisite cuisine of the town. Try the wedding roast, the huitlacoche gorditas, or enjoy the most traditional dish in the area: the famous Chichimeca rabbit, prepared with a mixture of hot peppers and garlic. Refresh yourself with a glass of delicious prickly pear juice.

Climate

The ruling is a semi-desert ecosystem in which the presence of several species of cactus.

Bear in mind that this small town has a semi-desert climate, so we recommend that you wear cool clothing and take warm clothes for the evenings, as they can get quite cold.

Tourist Assistance + Emergency Numbers

You can dial 078 from any phone, where you can find free information about tourist attractions, airports, travel agencies, car rental companies, embassies and consulates, fairs and exhibitions, hotels, hospitals, financial services, migratory and other issues.

Or dial the toll-free (in Mexico) number 01-800-006-8839.

You can also request information to the email correspondencia@sectur.gob.mx

MORE EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

General Information: 040 (not free)

SNational Emergency Service: 911

Radio Patrols: 066
Police (Emergency): 060
Civil Protection: +52(55)5683-2222
Anonymous Complaint: 089

Setravi (Transport Mobility): +52(55)5209-9913
Road Emergency: 074

Cruz Roja: 065 o +52(55)5557-5757
Firefighters: 068 o +52(55)5768-3700


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