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Real de Asientos

Real de Asientos is a town located in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. Located 61 km northeast of the city of Aguascalientes on Federal Highway 25, heading to Loreto, Zacatecas, lies Real de Asientos, a 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, it has been considered a “magical town”.

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.

Geo & 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 Attractions & Sightseeing

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.

  • 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

Traditions & 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 & Cuisine

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.

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