Walking through El Oro, Magical Town located in Mexico State, is walking through historic cobbled streets.
Perhaps toward Madero Garden, a peaceful area with small benches to be enjoyed beneath the shifting shade of the welcoming trees throughout, coaxing you to let go of reality and embark on a surreal journey, full of color and Mexican tradition.
Intense aromas of fresh baked sweet bread and steaming hot coffee flood the streets of this town.
What shines brightest in El Oro is its gorgeous Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe, its atrium enclosing a beautiful rose garden surrounding a sculpture of Jesus Christ.
Standing tall nearby is the tree of the Bicentenary, planted there in 2010.
Despite the depletion of its mines, El Oro still stands out as a greatly respected tourist magnet.
It is not hard to understand this, given that its buildings will captivate anyone, and will invite an exploration of the rich history of the town.
The famous Juarez Theater, a veritable architectural gem, with its French neoclassical touches.
A tip: every Sunday the projector shows music videos and concerts, which you can enjoy for free.
Outside the space are stores selling crafts and souvenirs.
Nearby you will find the Municipal Market, open daily and early.
Taste the traditional foods of the area and enjoy some fun shopping.
Explore the Crafts Center El Oro, where you can find different culinary and textile products, as well as furniture and other crafts and products from the Mexico State region, like baskets or the famous “chiva,” a traditional digestif made with anise and other herbs.
The locals tout it as a healing brew.
Visit the Plazoleta del Vagón (Small Square of the Wagon), from which you can observe an old railway station with a pretty, green gabled roof.
Then stop by the confectionery, Dulceria Los Refranes, and try their delicious typical candies, their organic coffees, their preserves, and their vinaigrettes.
Things to see and do
walks over the Victoria and Brockman dams, trout fishing, horseback riding, monarch butterfly watching.