Xilitla, San Luis Potosí
There’s an inherent link between Mexico’s culture and surrealism, but this town really makes it shine.
Surrounded by the jungle of Huasteca Potosina and its beautiful waterfalls, the English artist Edward James built a surrealist garden (Jardín Surrealista) that’s unlike any other place in the world.
It mixes the lush vegetation with a building-sized art piece that has unfinished concrete staircases, pillars, and labyrinth-like passageways.
Xilitla is also home to the oldest building in the state, a former convent built in the 16th century that shares the history of the different communities that lived in this town.
It’s also famous for its food — like the enchiladas potosinas — and for its organic coffee.
To enjoy the essence of the town it’s best to sit in a coffee shop and wait for the street musicians who turn an afternoon coffee break into an impromptu celebration.
San Luis Potosi Post