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Staying in the Hidalgo and the Huasca area we visit San Miguel Regla.
A trip to this old hacienda was not planned but we decided for a little sidetrip before we went home.
Built in the 18th century this is one of the oldest, still remaining, haciendas in the area. Original constructed for refining silver from the nearby mines it gradually was abandon when new system for refining gold and silver developed.


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Photo: Dan Freed

In the early 20th century the hacienda was rescued from total decay and in the 1950’s the hacienda was renovated and transformed to a hotel and event center.
But I was not that interested in the buildings. We spent a couple of hours walking around in the giant garden, maybe park is a better word, surrounding the main buildings.

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Photo: Dan Freed

Here and there you see traces of the former ore refining even though most of it is under water in the artificial lakes created in the make over in the last century.

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Photo: Dan Freed

The park is full of details, newer contribution and older ones as evidence of its former glory.

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Photo: Dan Freed

Mexicans has always loved their ‘portales’, today and 200 years ago.

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Photo: Dan Freed

A beautiful area and a beautiful day. I am glad we made this little sidetrip.

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Photo: Dan Freed

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