sURREAL, EXCENTRIC AND FASCINATING AT THE SAME TIME - LAS POZAS XILITLA
In 1944, Sir Edward Frank Willis James, an extrentic scottish millionaire, poet and sculpturist, came to Mexico. In the region of Xilitla, at the coast of the river Santa Maria, he settled there for a good reason. The micro climate of the rainforest in this region was ideal for his orchids plantation.
In his "Garden of Eden" one could find more than only natural plants. In a working process of many decades, inspired by Salvador Dali, he built a surreal dream world out of cement: circle stairs that lead in nowhere, 30 meter high stone plants, archs which reminded of a cathedral, which does not even exist. Las Pozas garden is a dream world for dreamers; a piece of wild life, which was tried to be bound and though could escape and take the leadership over the cement buildings.
In this huge arenal area, one can spend a whole day and will not stop starving; one building fascinates you more than the other.
The nearby village Xilitla is also very nice to visit, it is part of the "Pueblos Magicos", which are the magic villages of Mexico. After a good portion of surrealism, a bit of magic will do you good, a unique combination, which can not be find in any standard tour.
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