Where is it located?
What can shine more than gold? Exactly, the eyes of the person you love! However, Mexico has a big surprise, since in this destination you will find a place where they fought to conquer and exploit this precious metal, although of course, it doesn´t compare with the brightness of the eyes of a beautiful woman, even they look for it to wear it. To be able to learn more about its history and more closely, you will have to take one of the flights to Mexico City since in this beautiful country there is a Magical Town called El Oro. Let us talk a little more about this place.
This place is approximately two and a half hours from Mexico City, in the mountainous part of the state of Mexico, bordering the north of Temacalcingo; Magic Town with a lot of history and formidable gastronomy. It has a subhumid temperate climate, which in January and February tends to lower its temperature at night, so it is better to wear a jacket, just in case.
El Oro is an old mining town, which was the glory of the state of Mexico many years ago, although today its wealth has been depleted, that is no problem for it to continue shining as if it were infinite. This beautiful place has become a very important tourist center for this state since the place has several buildings that captivate tourists and leads them to want to know more about the place and its history.
It is advisable to arrive early at this destination because in the morning you can visit the pine and cedar forest, which in turn is one of the sanctuaries of monarch butterflies. Also near there are the Brockman and Victoria dams.
After your visit to the butterflies, you can go to the Madero garden, and in this place we recommend you to go to the adjacent bakeries and buy a delicious bread and coffee so you can rest a little from the noise, pollution, and stress when you are inside the garden, on one of its benches surrounded by a dense grove.
Something that has attracted the attention of many tourists is that the constructions of this place are of French neoclassical style since it was the mining boom, considered one of the largest and richest in the whole world. Therefore, many people from Europe left their roots to settle in this place.
A place that is the most visited of the place is the Álvaro Obregon Market, where you will find the best of the local food, here you can taste a delicious typical pulque of Mexico, or one of its local drinks known as “chiva”, its green color and is made by hand with anise and a mixture of herbs, which according to tenants, also serves to cure fear. You will also find its traditional mole with turkey meat, barbecue and carnitas, just to mention a few.
Take your backpack, dare to know more about this place and tell your experience so that more people visit El Oro. Remember that in these seasons the flights to Mexico City are in great promotions and you can organize your trip so you don´t miss anything in this beautiful destination.