On Thursday I left San Luis Potosi and went to León, Mexico. It was just a three hour bus ride, but the two places definitely feel different. León feels bigger and more developed, but it’s just an initial impression.
León is famous for making shoes and leather, so it was fitting that the first thing I saw upon exiting the bus station was the “Plaza del Zapato” or “Shoe Plaza”. I don’t think I’ll be buying any shoes, but this is the place in Mexico to go shoe shopping.
Right in the middle of the city is an impressive arch.
The cathedral is an impressive pinkish building that leaves its mark on the city.
Another church I liked while walking around the town.
Mexican Independence Day starts September 15th at night and continues on all day on September 16th. So there are Mexican flags and colors everywhere, including these stands where you can buy some items to show your Mexican spirit.
Finally, the central square. The red building is the mayor’s office. I love the landscaped trees. They remind me of mushrooms for some reason.
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About Adam Pervez
In mid-2011 I left my cushy corporate job and took the plunge into a life incorporating my passions of traveling, writing, volunteering, learning, educating, and telling stories. I study what happiness means to others, offer what I can from my engineering/MBA background as a volunteer, and try to leave each place better than how I found it. Read more.