Cultural Attractions

The rugged terrirotry of the Sierra Gorda contains a variety of destinations that tell the story of our past. With more than 500 archeological sites, UNESCO World Heritage Franciscan Missions, a surrealist sculpture garden, and hundreds of years of tradition and history, the Sierra Gorda has more to offer than just beautiful scenery. Enjoy one of our guided tours to the 18th century Missions, the archaeological wonder Tancama, or the ex-convent of Bucareli. Check out a ceramics workshop and get your hands dirty by joining a traditional local pottery class, learn how to make tortillas at a stop on the Tasting Trail, or enjoy traditional huapango music at one of the annual festivals in Pinal de Amoles. Whatever you choose, you’ll be met with warmth and welcomed by local communities eager to share their traditions and culture with you.

Las Pozas Surrealist Gardens

Located in the town of Xilitla, in the neighboring state of San Luis Potosí, Las Pozas is an incredible sculpture park created by Edward James, the somewhat eccentric English poet and patron of...


Las Mariposas Ceramic Workshop

This community micro-enterprise brings together women artisans from the Soledad de Guadalupe community to create beautiful ceramic pieces. The workshop provides a space for expert potters to pass on...


Landa de Matamoros Mission

The Landa de Matamoros Mission was constructed between 1761 and 1770. Although the identity of the principal architect is unknown, it is believed that construction was done in phases by several Spanish...


Landa Community Museum

This community museum features farming equipment dating from the 18th century to the 1980s, allowing the visitor to appreciate the evolution of agriculture in the Sierra Gorda. Also on display are centuries-old...


Women Embroidering for Nature

Original nature-themed designs, beautiful fabrics and fine needlework are all on offer at this employee-owned, women's embroidery workshop. The business was established in 2004, and has now grown to employee...