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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, Mexico

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Camino Real de Tierra Adentro is a historic trail in Mexico that is today recognized as a World Heritage Site. The name means "Royal Inland Road". It is a 1,600-mile (2,560 km) trade route through Mexico, to continue a farther 404 mile (646 km) as the National Historic Trail in the United States.

Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was a popularly used trade route from the mid-16th to the 19th century, when it was used for bringing out the silver ore from mines in Zacatecas, Guanajuato and San Luis Potosí and for brining in mercury from Europe for use in the mines. Although the route was primarily used for mining purposes, the byproduct of its use was the social, cultural and religious links that it weaved between Spanish and Amerindian cultures.


El Museo Regional de Durango, in one of the cities on the Camino Rel de Tierra Adentro, Mexico
El Museo Regional de Durango, in one of the cities on the Camino Rel de Tierra Adentro, Mexico
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The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro has been around as a native American trade route since pre-Hispanic times, but did not come into official use until 1598. The entire length stretches from Sante Fe to Mexico City. The southern part of the route is where we find the mines as well as the haciendas, trading posts and administrative towns that all came and was made possible by the mines and the infrastructure made available by Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.

Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 34th session of the World Heritage Committee in Brasilia, Brazil, 25 July - 3 August, 2010.


Cathedral of Durango, Mexico
Cathedral of Durango, Mexico
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N22 36 29 W102 22 45 in Mexico.
Inscription Year: 2010
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV
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