Las Pozas, Mexico

Where space stimulates the imagination

Deep in the Mexican jungle, otherworldly concrete architecture emerges from the jungle. At 280 miles north of Mexico City, outside the remote village of Xilitla, Las Pozas was the artistic vision of Edward James, an English poet who lived from 1907-1984 and spent much of his life and fortune patronizing Surrealist art. Las Pozas—meaning, "Pools"—immerses its visitors in the blurred boundary between fantasy and reality; here, the surreal becomes real and the real becomes surreal. In encountering Las Pozas, one may see the world—and one's self in it—in a new way, discovering a fresh reality.