Hotel Mary

Batopilas, Batopilas, Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico, Mexico | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Batopilas

Riding El Chepe

A travel blog entry by tigerjo on Mar 07, 2014

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... was sat the girlfriend of one of the train conductors who was joined by one of these armed guards for most of the trip.

The train was running about an hour late and as we pulled into Chihuahua it was around 10pm...one of the other conductors chose this moment to come and chat...giving me the helpful advice that if I was travelling in Chihuahua by myself I was pretty much guaranteed to be robbed! Always what you want to hear when arriving late at night to a new city! ...

What Doesn't Kill You...

A travel blog entry by doove on Oct 18, 2013

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... the afternoon) that I was not actually tired, and that I had to keep on moving and didn’t have much time. At this point I noticed that stashed in the front of his trousers, so despite the rain was in a pretty desperate rush to get the hell out of there. They were still trying to be hospitable (as much as firing up a generator and playing some REALLY odd cartoon on a VHS player though the world’s oldest TV) but I started making my excuses, without wanting to offend ...

Ruins of Hacienda San Miguel and the Aqueduct

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp on Mar 20, 2013

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... the growth and decline of this hacienda.

The Batopilas Mining Company, directed by the famous Silver Magnate, Alexander R. Shepherd, maximized the reduction of the metals through the use of advanced technology. He restructured and created an appropriate infrastructure, which met the requirements to carry out his objectives. Don Jose Rivolta, in the mid-18th century, as a good captain of war and Alcalde Mayor, had conceived the necessity of improving the structure ...

Batopilas Museum

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp on Mar 20, 2013

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... years later, a group of Spanish explorers discovered shiny white silver in the
Batopilas River. The King of Spain was impressed by the pureness of the silver and as a result of the news, sent miners to Batopilas.


In 1709, the village was established on the banks of the river, and mining began. Little is known about life in Batopilas in those early years as fires, in 1740 and 1845, destroyed many of the local records. ...

The Hike to the Lost Cathedral of Satevo

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp on Mar 20, 2013

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... church remains with its one finished bell tower. It is estimated to have been built between 1760 and 1764.

It looks like an attempt has been made to restore the church with stucco but the original building was built entirely of fired brick and mortar. Bricks were molded, dried and fired on site while calspar taken from the silver mines was burned with river sand to make a durable limestone and sand mortar.

Pedro found someone to open ...

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