Top 10 Things to do in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

October 18, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Discover the best top things to do in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico including Galeria Atotonilco, Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Juarez Theater (Teatro Juarez), Church of the Grito, Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato, Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, Vinedos Cuna de Tierra, Chapel of Jimmy Ray, University of Guanajuato, Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes.
Restaurants in Mineral de Pozos

1. Galeria Atotonilco

Camino Antiguo Ferrocarril # 14 | Colonia El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende 37893, Mexico +52 415 185 2225
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5 based on 282 reviews

Galeria Atotonilco

We are open BY APPOINTMENT only and usually have an Open House the last weekend of every month from noon to 5 pm. Please check our weekly ad in Atencion for directions to the gallery and contact information. Please note: We are NOT a "Museum" or an "Attraction." One of the largest and highest quality folk art collections in all of Mexico, on a gorgeous country property in an architecturally spectacular, much-published building, Galeria Atotonilco is a ten-minute drive north of town. It is an eye-dazzling array of a huge variety of folk art, from funny to exquisite, from all over Mexico. Folk art is a direct route to the true heart of Mexico: it's history, it's traditions, it's myths and legends, it's diverse cultures. Items in all price ranges can be shipped anywhere. We suggest you visit us early in your trip when you have not spent all your money and when shipping can be arranged if necessary. Even if you know little about folk art, we guarantee you will be amazed at the diversity, and we love sharing our knowledge with you. In addition to folk art, you will see country antique furniture, vintage textiles of great beauty, and historic photographs of 19th century Mexico. Within a mile is the historic church of Atotonilco, and the gorgeous country restaurant, Nirvana. Plan to spend at least an hour in our gallery. The time will fly by. Many visitors report that this gallery was the highlight of their visit to San Miguel.

Reviewed By XMV08 - San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Made an appointment to visit Galeria Atotonilco on a day trip from San Miguel Allende. Host Mayer Shacter, himself a gifted ceramic artist, has an encyclopedic knowledge of Mexican and Central American folk art, and a gallery with offerings for everyone from novices (that would be me) to dedicated collectors (others in our party). Our visit to his gallery (and home) was a highlight of our trip—don’t miss Galeria Atotonilco if you’re visiting San Miguel Allende or Guanajuato‼️

2. Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

Calle Francisco i. Madero 721, Leon 37000, Mexico 714-2096
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5 based on 715 reviews

Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

Reviewed By Rick H - Anchorage, Alaska

As with many churches in Mexico, the architecture is incredible. Unfortunately I didn't have time to go inside but I thoroughly enjoyed marveling at it from the outside both day and night.

3. Juarez Theater (Teatro Juarez)

Sopena S/N | Jardin de la Union, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico 011 52 473 732 0183
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Juarez Theater (Teatro Juarez)

This early 20th-century building is part Moorish, part Roman and part Greek and is one of the city's more noticeable landmarks.

Reviewed By chicago90Phoenix - phoenix

We tried on multiple occasions within a 2 day period to go inside the theater and finally lucked out on Saturday morning 10am (10:15am - mexican time schedule). The building also has multiple private company/official visit functions. For 35 pesos, you can wander through limited sections of the building. There was a discussion of the property in Spanish while in the theatre seats itself. It was clear the town had an abundance of wealth.
It is also fun day or night to sit on the steps and watch the world go by.

4. Church of the Grito

Entre calle Queretaro y Plaza Principal S/N Centro 37800 Dolores Hidalgo | Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Plaza Principal, Dolores Hidalgo 37800, Mexico
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4.5 based on 177 reviews

Church of the Grito

This 18th-century church dominates Dolores Hidalgo's Plaza Principal with its two large towers.

Reviewed By marcopolo111 - Cleveland, Oh

The church is pleasant enough and has a nice ornate baroque facade. It has been largely rebuilt in a questionable way. The main reason to visit it is the enormous historical significance as from outside the Grito de Dolores was pronounced, starting the uprising of the mexican revolution.

5. Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato

Vasco de Quiroga, Zona Recreativa y Cultural, Leon, Mexico +52 477 104 1100
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato

Reviewed By edmund c - West Linn, Oregon

A bit light for the world traveler but locally informative. Open, airy and easy stroll thru some local history. Includes reproductions of many classical sculptures, at first out of context but increasingly intriguing as thousands of miles of travel are reduced to several steps.

6. Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico +52 473 732 0619
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4.5 based on 370 reviews

Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

17 Gardens Of Three Acres Located On The Grounds Of An Old 16th-century Hacienda, Which Still Includes Some Original Furniture.

Reviewed By 2WorldGypsies - Taos, New Mexico

If you love landscaping, Gardens, history, photographing, or the beautiful and intriguing Gardens of Europe, or you’re just ready to have an outdoor experience, do not miss a visit to Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel Barrera. A good friend recommended this to us and we owe her. We ended up spending the whole day there.
The landscape architecture is as amazing as anything we’ve seen in Europe. When you go, give yourself plenty of time to wander, sit, reflect and photograph because as soon as you walk through one archway and turn around it’s a whole new view to take in. And just when you think you’ve seen the whole place there is another stone stairway or archway leading to a new and different discovery. Every corner is completely intriguing.
This is truly a place to not just visit, but to “Experience”. Every area is unique to itself but connected to the Hacienda as a whole with incredibly well thought out continuity, and we were in a constant state of “Awe”. This may be our favorite garden experience yet.
The Hacienda itself with the beautiful art, historical decor and personal belongings gives you a fascinating snapshot of this family and time period.
A side note: do not underestimate the Cafe at the Exhacienda (located right as you walk in). Usually in a place like this you can expect marginal food and pay way too much for it, well not here. We had a couple of beers, their made to order guacamole and a Salmon lunch, we were so impressed everything very fresh and delicious for a very reasonable price. Very worthwhile for taking a break to reflect on the beauty you’ve just taken in.

7. Vinedos Cuna de Tierra

Carretera Dolores Hidalgo - San Luis de la Paz S/N, Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico 44 415 113 4280
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Vinedos Cuna de Tierra

Reviewed By john_northbay - Healdsburg, California

Being a grape grower in California, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit a Mexican vineyard, taste the wines, and see how they manage to produce fairly decent wines in central Mexico. It was a truly interesting experience in a nice setting with very friendly and professional staff.
That said, an experience that is often near free in the vineyards of California, will set you back at least $40 per person here, and there is a definite feeling of this being geared toward the "1%" (probably to be expected here), which some might appreciate, and others might find a little stuffy. You do get a nice cheese plate to sample the wines with, but we were a little put off by being charged 20 pesos for a bit of extra bread.
The wines are better than I expected, but good, not great.
It was odd that, while a tractor-carriage picks you up at the gate on your entry, you need to either walk or ride a bike on the way back to the main gate -- a considerable distance! It was a hoot riding bikes back after drinking all that wine, but maybe someone needs to rethink that!
Getting there and back from SMA can be a challenge. We took Uber there, and bus back.

8. Chapel of Jimmy Ray

Casa de Las Ranas | 5km From San Miguel, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico +52 415 155 8044
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5 based on 126 reviews

Chapel of Jimmy Ray

We have created a 2.5 Acre Art installation.......You have to see it to appreciate it...The Gallery shows the work of Anado McLauchlin and guest artists.....The whole site is full of mosaic whimsy and delightful mirth!

Reviewed By JoanJ77 - Newhall, California

It was definitely worth taking a taxi 20 minutes out of town and having it wait for us while we toured the Casa de Ranas. Adado is a wonderful host and took us on about an hour tour of the fantastic property and home he shares with his partner, Richard. His art assaults the senses and reminded us so much of the mosaic art of Guadi in Barcelona. The mural at the back of the property dedicated to his mother is especially unforgettable. Be sure to pick up some jewelry and a T shirt in their workshop before leaving.

9. University of Guanajuato

Calle Lascurain de Retana Centro 5, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico +52 473 732 0006
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4.5 based on 890 reviews

University of Guanajuato

This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of the city.

Reviewed By chicago90Phoenix - phoenix

There are 2 entrances to the building; you can walk up the outdoor stairs or you can walk in through 2 other entrances on the ground floor (same side or around the corner). The outside architecture is gorgeous; the interior is nothing fancy or special, but it is always nice to walk through a college building for the overall energy and vibe.

10. Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes

Calzada de los Heroes, Zona Centro, Leon, Mexico
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4.5 based on 308 reviews

Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes

Reviewed By Lori L - Atlanta, Georgia

This is in the historic downtown district. A nice place to walk, a small row of local crafts such as handmade clothes, scarves, lotions, candies. A few nice bars with outside patios along this route. Can walk a few blocks between here and the Plaza Principal, to see the main sights of Leon. Worth seeing both If you are in this city!

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