Real de Asientos is a Magical Town that you can visit in any of the following flights to Mexico especially Aguascalientes, since the place is a town of mining origin and although it is small, it has valuable preserved attractions of the viceregal period in its architecture and art. Its underground tunnels, gardens and greenhouses make it perfect to disconnect for a while from the big cities, and that is why here are some reasons why you should visit Real de Asientos.
A walk through its streets will let you enjoy its food and architecture
It is a great pleasure to enter the neighborhoods to discover its details through the “El Piojito” train route, which runs along the old mining route, where you will hear mythical stories of the place and its most emblematic legends. After the tour, the time has come to enjoy the traditional dishes of the place such as the roast bridal, the rabbit to the Chichimeca, the chicken to the 9 wines, enchiladas potosinas and gorditas of huitlacoche or pumpkin flower. Then cool down with the water of red tuna or give a drink to the atole of guava so you don´t feel the cold while you walk through its classic streets.
A lot to know about Real
In the parish of Our Lady of Bethlehem there is a Christ who apparently has skull, ribs and human teeth, until a few decades ago he also had natural hair, was brought from Spain almost five hundred years ago and they say that his look can´t be taken away from over. The hidden aqueduct of Real de Asientos is an underground passage of the parish with wet walls, it is said that it was built at the end of the 18th century to filter the water, take it to the river and avoid floods, the curious thing is that it wasn´t known about existence until 2001, when it was discovered while repairs were being made in the church. In its corridors, there are niches with religious images and a water hole, just as another mythical place in the town is the cemetery of Guadalupe, one of the few that are still next to a temple, it is the oldest in the region and this was the place where Spaniards were buried, here some mummified remains have been found.
A vintage festival
The Ogarrio Festival is presented from March 27 to April 2, in this festival the inhabitants wear 19th century clothes to celebrate the tunnel that was inaugurated in 1901, this festival is the perfect pretext to know the beauties of the place as its great pottery culture that is the artisanal process of the region with the production of pieces such as vases, pots, pan, casserole, stewpot, in short many things made with mud of unique design in its kind. This festival also offers tours to explore the beautiful Wirikuta, one of the most sacred grounds for the founding cultures of the place, where you can feel the mysticism of the area.
Disconnect from the whole world when you take one of the flights to Aguascalientes and meet Real de Asientos, a perfect place to set new goals and learn to enjoy the simple days.