Hidalgo is a place that whispers stories. The legacy of its mining past are the many beautiful and picturesque mountain towns. It is home to the Atlantes, sculptures of warriors that once inhabited Tula, the fascinating archeological site constructed by the Toltecs. You can also admire the whimsical nature of the Prismas Basálticos (“Basaltic Prisms”), an oddity in the world.
The state was named after one of the nation’s founding fathers, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. It borders with San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Veracruz and Puebla to the north; with Puebla, Tlaxcala and the State of Mexico to the south; and with Querétaro and the State of Mexico to the west. Its climate is dry and semi-dry, and mild; it has an annual average temperature of 61°F. Its most populated cities are Pachuca and Tulancingo. Its Magical Towns are Real del Monte, Mineral del Chico, Huichapan, Tecozautla, Huasca de Ocampo and Zimapán.