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Pachuca (elevation: 2,426 meters) is the capital of the Mexican state of Hidalgo. Pachuca is said to be the cradle of Mexican Soccer. Workers from Cornwall, England, who came to work Pachuca's silver mines brought the game along with them. Many examples of English architecture still exist.
Pachuca is not much of a tourist city, but there are a few things to see. The 'Reloj Monumental' is the central clock tower, build in 1904 in the city center. There is also the 'Central Cultural Hidalgo,' which is housed in an old monastery and contains museums, a theater, a library, and a gallery. Finally, there is the 'Museo Nacional de la Fotografía,' a fascinating museum of Mexican photography.
Pachuca's regional food is the 'paste' (pas-tay), a pocket sandwich stuffed with hamburger, potatoes, or various other foods. This reflects the Cornish influence in the area.
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