MINERAL DE POZOS TRAVEL GUIDE
MINERAL DE POZOS TRAVEL GUIDE
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Galería 6 B&B ($$$, Aldama 6, Plaza Principal, tel 442/205-0811, email@example.com) has three charming rooms with Saltillo floor tiles, beamed ceilings, and wood stoves surrounding pretty courtyards with flowering vines and sculpture. Continental breakfast included.
Posada de las Minas ($$$, Manuel Doblado 1, tel 442/293-0213, www.posadadelasminas.com) is a restored colonial building true to its footprint. There are two apartments as well as six individually decorated guest rooms. Complete breakfast is included in the price, and the hotel has a small gallery, a lovely restaurant, mountain bike rental, and airport shuttle. Some pets accepted.
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Posada de las Minas ($$--$$$, Manuel Doblado 1, tel 442/293-0213, www.posadadelasminas.com) is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alcoves surrounding the central patio provide privacy for couples, families, and larger groups.
Facing the main plaza, La Pila Seca ($$--$$$, Aldama 8, tel 442/293-0020) is a combo café, restaurant, bar, and gallery.
(See www.mineraldepozos.com for current dates when available.)
Festival de Blues, mid-July
ArtWalk, usually in July
Festival de Toltequidad, semi-annual arts festival organized by indigenous artisans, with music (indigenous, Mexican, and esoteric), dance, handcrafts, photography, crafts, and more. It's held in July, but not every year.
Some galleries open seasonally, others are working studios whose artists sell mainly out of San Miguel de Allende or other cities. Be sure to walk around town to look for other fine art venues, or ask for a map of area businesses at Posada de las Minas. Pozos has at least a dozen talented fine artists.
Galería Daniel Rueffert (Morelos 23, tel. 422/149-1230) sells lovely oils of Mexico village life and is open by appointment.
Galería 6 (Aldama 6, Plaza Principal, tel 442/205-0811, firstname.lastname@example.org) has eclectic, mixed-media art (as well as a friendly resident crow called Mechas who encourages people he likes to scratch his shiny black head).
Fine art and photography are shown at the Janice Freeman/Geoff Winningham Studio (Manuel Doblado 12, tel 442/293-0091).
Manos Creativos (Mariscala 2, tel 442/293-0013, email@example.com) sells crafts as well as dolls in traditional costumes.
In an informal way, information about what to see and do in Pozos is available at Posada de las Minas ($$$, Manuel Doblado 1, tel 442/293-0213, www.posadadelasminas.com). They can give you a map of local shops and galleries, and recommend guides.
The website www.mineraldepozos.com has information about the town and area mines.
Getting to Pozos
Getting to Pozos by bus requires multiple stops and bus changes; for example, from San Miguel de Allende one must take a bus to Dolores Hidalgo, another bus to San Luis de la Paz and then a local bus marked "Pozos." It's more often visited by those with a car from Querétaro or San Miguel de Allende, each an easy 45 minute-drive.