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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mexico - Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

"Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was the Royal Inland Road, also known as the Silver Route. The inscribed property consists of 55 sites and five existing World Heritage sites lying along a 1400 km section of this 2600 km route, that extends north from Mexico City to Texas and New Mexico, United States of America. The route was actively used as a trade route for 300 years, from the mid-16th to the 19th centuries, mainly for transporting silver extracted from the mines of Zacatecas, Guanajuato and San Luis Potosí, and mercury imported from Europe. Although it is a route that was motivated and consolidated by the mining industry, it also fostered the creation of social, cultural and religious links in particular between Spanish and Amerindian cultures." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

This UNESCO World Heritage includes the historic centers of five other existing UNESCO World Heritage towns along this route - Mexico City, Queretaro, Zactecas, San Miguel, Guanajuato.


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