Real de Catorce: A Ghost Town

Street in Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi

Street in Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi

No wonder Real de Catorce, set high in the Sierra Madre Oriental in Mexico, is a designated “Pueblo Magico”. Making my way into the heart of the town through a long, dark tunnel that pierces through a forbidding mountain (the only way to access the town if you’re not on horseback or walking), while on the back of a rickety pick-up truck, I was suddenly catapulted into another period...

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