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Ghost Towns In Mexico

Ghost Towns in Mexico Real de 14, San luis Potosi In the 18th and 19th centuries, Real de Catorce, was a prosperous mining town, dedicated to the silver extraction with a prosperous economy and culture and after the 1910 Revolution, and the drop in the price of silver mines ceased to be profitable and people began to leave the town and now it's a ghost town. San Juan Parangaricutiro, Michoacan Evacuated after the explosion of the Paricutin volcano, in 1943, San Juan is a town that has vanished. The legend tells that you can still hear the whispers of the victims of the volcano. Would you dare to visit? Ojuela, Durango Ojuela was a mine during the Spanish conquisition. In the 20th century, the mine was flooded, leaving it barren; consequently, its habitants abandoned the town. One of the attractions of the area is the suspension bridge dating back to 400 years ago; it can take over an hour to cross and gives it's crossers plenty of time to think about falling. It's over 100 meters high. Viejo Guerrero; Tamaulipas In 1953 this town was evacuated because the construction of Falcon Dam, whose reservoir flooded the village. Today, you can visit when the water level is low; and are able to explore the town's ruins and monuments that survived the flood. The only significant monument is the dome of the Church of Nuestra Señora del Refugio. San Pedro Hill, San luis Potosi Formerly a prosperous silver and gold mining town San Pedro Hill now stands abandoned. The mines ceased to exist in the 20th century as a result of a mining strike in 1948. After the miners lost the strike the mining companies pulled out, and following several mining explosions the town was left abandoned. Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato Founded in 1576, with the name of Palmar de Vega, this place lost its glory during the Mexican revolution. It gradually was abandoned by its habitants in search of employment. Today, this town preserves the remains of the streets and alleys, giving life to a time reminiscient of it's history. Mineral de Angangueo, Michoacan In 2010, heavy rains of the cold front and the rising levels of the Rio Angangue caused devastating mudslides, causing deaths and the permanent displacement of it's towns people. It is currently occupied by millions of butterflies, flowers and forest animals.

Ghost Towns In Mexico

shared by davidpaulkrug on Jun 23
We highlight 7 towns in Mexico that were at one time prosperous and are now well ghost towns.


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