San Antonio, a mining town in times past, is 18 miles north of San
Bartolo. Silver was discovered here in 1748. San Antonio served briefly
as the capital of South Baja in 1829 when Loreto was destroyed by a
hurricane. It is hard to believe that this small town once had a
population of 10,000. The unusual church, many old buildings and the
remains of the exhausted mines make San Antonio an ideal “out of the
ordinary” photo stop. The large smoke stack from one of the abandoned
mines, which is dated 1890, dominates the town skyline.