The state of Hidalgo is located in the heart of Mexico, to the north of Mexico City. Pachuca, the capital of the state, is a windswept city with a neoclassical clock tower, colonial buildings including the Spanish baroque San Francisco Church, and the Museo de Minera museum, which details the region's mining history. Tula, an ancient city in the west, is a relic of the Toltec Empire, with its pyramids and massive stone columns carved into the likenesses of soldiers.