Free Tour Know the history of San Luis Potosí

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Alberto
Registered on April 26, 2022

Hello! I am Alberto, a young native and resident of this capital city: San Luis Potosí, Lawyer, who, due to my work activity, has allowed me to know various historical data of the city, together with my love for the architect and pride in the traditions of Potosí, It has given me a lot of data and stories about one of the most beautiful historic centers in Mexico, data that I want to share with you today so that your visit to San Luis Potosí is unforgettable, and you, like me, fall in love with it.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
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Tour description

The tour begins at the place where the history of San Luis Potosí begins: Plaza de los Fundadores , where I will tell you about the history of the founding of the State, our patron saint, and the historic buildings that surround this plaza: Edificio Ipiña, Loreto Chapel and the Central Building of the University.

We will continue along Ignacio Aldama street, where you will appreciate the architecture and economic importance of the Caja Real building , and on the opposite corner you will hear the story of the birth of the Plan de San Luis , the base document that gave birth to the Mexican Revolution , well I will show you the building where the apostle of democracy Francisco I. Madero lived.

A few meters further on we will find the Temple of San Francisco , I will explain a bit of its history and some hidden information inside, to take you to the alley of the Holy Burial , where you can compare state crafts from the direct hands of their creators. At the end of this alley we will see the romantic Plaza de Aránzazu.

We will turn into Pedro Vallejo street , and we will see the different uses that the building that today houses the Legislative Power of the State has had.

A few blocks ahead, we will arrive at the garden of the San Miguelito neighborhood , one of the oldest in the capital, and I will tell you a legend of love and tragedy , which gave rise to a living tradition and heritage of humanity.

We will turn through the General Fuero alley and we will run straight into the iconic Caja del Agua , I will tell you about its use, history and importance of the walkway in which it is located, we will continue through the Colón garden , and you will see the beautiful quarry carvings of the Centenary Clock.

We will continue through the Ignacio Zaragoza walkway , and on Mariano Abasolo street , we will turn and see one of the oldest theaters in Latin America, to continue our tour in the Temple of San Agustín.

We will cross to Calle Villerías and see an overwhelming number of historic and baroque buildings:

  • Peace Theater
  • National Mask Museum
  • Viceroyalty Museum
  • The iconic Temple of Our Lady of Carmen , where I will show you the Altarpiece of the 7 princes and the sculpture of Manuel Tolsá: La Virgen de la Soledad.

Continuing along Manuel José Othón street, we will arrive at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Luis Potosí , I will tell you the story of the cultural benefactor of the state: Monsignor Montes de Oca, Viceroy Félix María Calleja and his wife from Potosí: the Virreina Criolla, the Palace from the City Hall and the Government Palace , where you will hear interesting stories that occurred during the second Mexican empire, to take you back to the Plaza de los Fundadores, where we will end our tour.

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  • Meeting point:
    Av. Venustiano Carranza 300, Centro H...
    Av. Venustiano Carranza 300, Centro Historico, 78000 San Luis, S.L.P., Mexico
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    In the arches in front of the Plaza de Fundadores, near Carl's Junior. I'll wear a straw hat.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Alice 26 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Alberto have us a wonderful, passionate tour of his home city with wonderful historical information and great anecdotes! I would highly recommend anyone coming to San Luis Potosí to take his guided tour ✨
Noe Hernandez 14 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Hola, me parecio de mal gusto que el guia nos haya cancelado el tour a ultima hora, ya habia leido que a otros turistas les habia ocurrido lo mismo en este tour en especifico. Que mala experiencia y una completa decepcion.
Miguel 07 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Ya van 2 ocasiones que reservo y no recibo comentario alguno.
Nathan 30 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
I think it was just me on the tour, which can sometimes be weird for both, but Albert was great. He's very knowledgeable about his city and Mexican history. I enjoyed the tour!
Eliana 20 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Esperamos a Alberto en el punto acordado a la hora acordada y no pudimos encontrarlo, enviamos diferentes mensajes por diferentes medios y nunca hubo respuesta incluso al numero dado por el mismo 👎👎
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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