Xilitla, a surreal dream >>

Xilitla, a surreal dream >>

This is Mexico..


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It seems unreal but this magical castle exists. English Edward James bought this land in 1947, originally a coffee farm called “Xilitla” located in Las Pozas. The space was used to seed orchids and as home for Jame’s exotic animals but in 1962 he started to plan his surreal garden, inspired by orchids and the typical vegetation of Huasteca Potosina, he invested a lot of capital into hiring workers and craftsmen to make his fantasy come true. He died in 1984 and only part of his garden were finished, with 36 sculptures spreading out into 81 thousand square meters of pure jungle. It was designed with a gothic and Egyptian influence, sculptures simulate stairs which lead nowhere, castles, houses, sequences of columns which join their dream-like beauty to the exuberance of La Huasteca.




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Huasteca Potosina is a geographical and cultural region located in Mexico along the Gulf of Mexico which includes parts of the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla,Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and Guanajuato. It is roughly defined as the area in which the Huastec people had influence when their civilization was at its height in the Mesoamerican period. It is one of the most bio-diverse regions in Mexico, with over 2,000 species of plants. Also known for their extreme sports hosting; River rafting, rappelling, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and camping. For more info visit link



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