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San Antonio

La Paz, Baja California Sur, México.

San AntonioSan Antonio, a small mining town in bygone years, is 18 miles north of San Bartolo . It is situated in the  La Paz Municipality in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, located near El Triunfo on Federal Highway 1. It had a 2010 census population of 463 inhabitants, and is situated at 400 meters (1,312 ft.) elevation above sea level. Once in past years, San Antonio served briefly as the capital of Baja California Sur when Loreto was destroyed by a hurricane. Many old buildings, the church, and the remains of the exhausted mines make San Antonio a great choice for some photos. There’s some abandoned mines that they give off large smoke stack that dominates the town skyline.

Of course, in the town of San Antonio we find the temple dedicated to the most well-known saint in the world, to which we put our heads from time to time. When you visit the mining area of El Triunfo, San Antonio seeks to stop in too, if you walk a few blocks past the square you will come to the cemetery which is awesome.

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