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MINERAL DE POZOS
(Ciudad Porfirio Diaz)
A Bit of History
It is said that there are four major historic cities in the state of Guanajauto: The capital city Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende. Dolores Hidalgo and Mineral de Pozos.
In its day it was a very important city but for much of the late Twentieth Century Pozos has been abandoned -- A ghost town -- without many inhabitatants and no industry. In 1982, then President Lopez-Portillo declared Mineral de Pozos a National Historic Treasure. Today it is experiencing a renaissance due to artists who are moving to Pozos and tourists who are seeking a different experience.
Mineral de Pozos designated a 'Pueblo Magico'
The Federal Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo, delivered to the Governor of the state of Guanajuato, Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez, the designation that makes the community of Mineral de Pozos a 'Pueblo Magico'.
On a working trip to Pozos, Guevara Manzo said that with this new designation for Mineral de Pozos, it brings to forty-nine the number of communities in Mexico benefiting from this program, which creates an explosion of tourism for the towns, creating more jobs and improving the quality of life of its inhabitants.
"Mineral de Pozos has a variety of cultural, natural, artisanal, traditional and gastronomic attractions that should be exploited for the benefit of the population," she said. (source: Secretaría De Turismo, México translated by B Lieberman)
It is expected that the Federal, state and local governments will be making large investments to infrasturcture and publicity. There a many private construction projects underway at this writing.