El Oro, Magic Town, is one of the former mining glories of the country. Founded in the 18th century, it grew thanks to the reputation of mines such as La Esperanza, El Consuelo or La Providencia. The gold rush attracted people from all over the world, particularly English companies. Its buildings reflect all the European styles of the time such as the Juárez Theater and the Municipal Palace that stand out for their decoration and art nouveau and neoclassical styles. El Oro has a picturesque train station, opened in 1889, and a Mining Museum, which preserves the machinery and memory of its people through photography. The surroundings of the town are covered by lush forests, where Brockman Dams are located, in addition to one of the monarch butterfly sanctuaries.
El Oro, Magic Town, is one of the former mining glories of the country. Founded in the 18th century, it grew thanks to the re... more