Leon Journals

Shoe Capital

A travel journal to Leon by lobosolo

Quote: This colonial city is highly regarded in México as a shoe capital, for a lot of factories reside here. Traditionally this is where anybody wants to go to get deals direct from shoe manufacturers

Shoe Capital

Overview

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You just cannot afford to miss El Rincón Taurino restaurant, with hundreds of pictures and memorabilia of bullfighting figures from around the world (but basically fought here). It is just a few paces away from the Arco del León with a magnificent scuplture in the neoclassical style. If you plan to a longer stay you might be interested in a soccer match.

Quick Tips:

When I'm here I rather walk downtown and don't move around a lot, but some of the most important malls within the region are far away. I would rather pay taxis to take me up there than move around in my own car.

Best Way To Get Around:

Shoe Shopping

Attraction

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Plaza del Zapato is right to the side of the bus station so it is convenient for everybody. In this specialized mall you will find about 150 shoe stores of the best trademarks in México, which by the way could be exported, basically to the United States and Canada, under some different names. I know this for fact, but I cannot use the names without their permission. You will also find different accessories and coats of the best tanning quality and with diverse colors to choose from. The best prices of most of México are to be found here. After a while you might need some food or refreshments, but I would not recommend to eat here, just stick to the refreshments. For food it is worth taking a short wal...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 6, 2001

Shoe Shopping
Boulevard Álvaro Obregón
Leon, Mexico

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If you are frugal enough and crave for the real typical Mexican food, you will have to take your risk (which by the way is not too much) by eating on the streets. Of course it is not a wise idea to do it just anywhere. Look for the lion ark (Arco del León) which is a landmark and just around it you will find some sandwiches made with pork rinds, fresh onion and tomato sauce and maybe some lemon... Yes it sounds nasty but you HAVE to taste it to understand: it is an old time favorite and it is good. Later, again in downtown, you have to stop on the principal plaza to have a refreshing cebadina (a local drink of berries and soda) and remember to gulp it in one try so you can burp noisily and feel...Read More

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lobosolo

lobosolo
Querétaro, Mexico

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