This amazing Magic Town in the state of Guanajuato is Mineral de Pozos almost a ghost town. But almost, now has become a charming place in the semi-desert, a perfect location for photographers, Instagramers and lovers of unique places.
Almost stopped in time, this beautiful place is now a destination to enjoy nature, abandoned buildings unique architecture and more.
The state of Guanajuato is so fascinating that you’ll want to explore every corner.
Mineral de Pozos almost a Ghost Town, but so Charming
The site was an important Miner Town that almost became an abandoned town with a fall in the metal prices after the Mexican Revolution.
This led to the abandonment of the mines and the town was practically forgotten.
But now, the Mexican government has invested in rescuing this lovely village.
Different programs focus on the architecture and conservations of the buildings and properties.
That’s why this is the best time to explore and discover all the things to do in the unique Town!
Where is Mineral de Pozos located
Located in the gorgeous semi-desert of Guanajuato state.
Only 1 hour from San Miguel de Allende or Queretaro.
Almost 2 hours from Guanajuato City.
And 4 hours from Mexico City.
The Best Things to do
Visit the Abandoned Mines
One of the main attractions of this Magic Town is its abandoned mines.
The mines reached their peak around the 19th century, where copper, silver, bronze, mercury, and aluminum were extracted.
Some of the most important mines were:
Cinco Señores Mine
Santa Brigida Mine
San Rafael Mine
Modelo School and Museum
The Model School was founded in 1897 and was the largest school in the state.
It was in operation for about 25 years and it was closed in 1924.
The place has been restored and you can also visit a beautiful museum with a temporary exhibition hall.
Lavender Farms of Pozos
Visit the marvelous ranch Lavender Farms of Pozos, a plantation of aromatic lavender. You can buy their products, witness their production and even stay a night in this wonderful place.
Watch the Rain of Stars
Almost any night at this charming town is perfect to enjoy the rain of stars.
Delicious and Authentic Food
The food will be a delight because you can find delicious Mexican food, but also pre-Hispanic food with traditional ingredients.
Are you ready to try the Squash Flower, Grasshoppers, Maguey Worms or Huitlacoche (a fungus that grows on corns), I think you’ll love it!
It’s going to be an extraordinary experience.
The recipes have been preserved with pride to share with nationals and foreigners.
Where to Stay at Mineral de Pozos
Get ready to discover charming and delightful hotels?
You’ll definitely get a surprise in this place. There are several options to enjoy for a night or more in this fascinating town.
But my favorite Hotels:
La Casona Minera. Hotel Boutique
After the town became almost an abandoned site a few years ago, the government help with a big change, therefore everything is different now.
Different festivals were created, in order to celebrate Mexican ethnic roots.
Mariachi International Festival (April)
Toltequidad Festival (July)
International Independent Film Festival de Pozos (October)
The most important reason for me to visit this charming site in Mexico is the authenticity of the place, almost stopped in time.
As a result of the unique beauty of the place, the lovely people and the delicious flavors, In conclusion, you’ll fall in love with Mineral de Pozos almost a Ghost Town.