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TOP SIGHTS IN DURANGO

Arzobispado (Archbishop's Palace)

Dating back to the late 19th century, it was originally built as the private residence of Archbishop Santiago Zubiria y Manzanera.

The building is made of quarry stone and features neogothic and neoclassical elements.

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Location

20 de Noviembre y Madero, Centro, Durango, Dgo.

Casa del Aguacate (Regional Museum)

It is located in a 19th-century mansion known as the Casa del Aguacate due to the avocado tree that grows in the courtyard. 

This architectural work is a typical building of that time with a clear French influence.

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Calle Victoria Sur No. 100, esquina con Aquiles Serdán, Durango, Dgo.

Ex Hacienda La Ferrería (Site Museum)

This house belonged to the wealthy landowner Juan Nepomuceno Flores and was rebuilt in the late 19th century.

It was built on the grounds of an old iron foundry where the metal extracted from the mine located on Cerro del Mercado was transformed. 

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Calle 4 de Octuble No. 501 Poblado la Ferreria, Dgo.

Palacio de las Lágrimas (Palace of Tears)

A majestic building dating back to 1894, displaying a distinct French style.

Its name derives from the fact that the ladies who owned it shed many tears when selling the property. There is also a darker legend that the general who constructed it took pleasure in torturing the prisoners who assisted in its construction until they reached tears.

This building has housed various businesses, including rebozo and later clothing stores. In the 1950s and 60s, it became the famous Paletería Excélsior. It currently houses a chain restaurant.

 

Location

5 de Febrero, esquina con Juárez, Centro, Durango, Dgo.

Palacio de las Tres Rosas (Palace of the Three Roses)

It was built under the orders of Spanish miner Silvestre Arana in the late 18th century. However, during the Porfirio Diaz era, several renovations were made, giving it a distinct French style.

It features beautiful stone decorations, and the floral arches adorning the windows on the second floor are what give it its name.

It is said that the foundation mass for the city of Durango was held on the land where this building stands, conducted by Friar Diego de la Cadena. Currently, it houses various shops and cafes.

 

Location

5 de Febrero, esquina con Juárez, Centro, Durango, Dgo.

Palacio de Zambrano (Villa Museum)

This building has two levels and was built with quarry stone.

It is a beautiful construction with a baroque facade that belonged to the wealthy miner Juan José Zambrano, who, after the independence, served as the state government headquarters.

On the first floor, there is a portal with semi-circular arches, and above the portal, on the second level, there is the main balcony with a bell, which is where the Independence Day ceremony takes place.

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Location

Av. 5 de febrero, entre Zaragoza y Bruno Martínez, Durango, Dgo.

Parque Guadiana (Park)

One of the most beautiful natural spaces in the city, adorned with large poplar, eucalyptus, and willow trees.

Located to the west of the capital city, it is an ideal place for family recreation.

It offers a mini train, playgrounds, fountains, swimming pool, music kiosk, bike path, Olympic-sized pool, soda fountain, expansive gardens, and a lake.

Location

Av. De la Normal s/n, Durango, Dgo.

Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

This is one of the most iconic places in the city.

It is a beautiful square with gardens, a fountain, and a two-story kiosk built with pink quarry stone. Here, visitors can admire and purchase crafts from Durango. It also has a visitor center.

The plaza is surrounded by several important buildings, with the stunning Cathedral standing out.

Location

Av. 20 de Noviembre No. 700, Centro, Durango, Dgo.

Teatro Ricardo Castro (Theater)

This theater is connected to the Zambrano Palace, as its owner had it built as a personal theater. It was inaugurated in February 1800, making it the oldest theater in northern Mexico.

Between 1909 and 1910, it was reconstructed in a neoclassical style and reopened during the centennial celebrations of Mexican Independence with the name Gran Teatro Victoria, in honor of the first President of Mexico, Guadalupe Victoria. 

Location

Bruno Martínez No. 322, Centro, Durango, Dgo.

Teatro Ricardo Castro (Theater)

A magnificent neoclassical-style theater, considered one of the most beautiful constructions in the country.

It was inaugurated in 1924 under the name "Teatro en Construcción" (Theater under Construction) and later renamed to honor the composer and concert pianist Ricardo Castro Herrera, who was from Durango.

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Bruno Martínez y 20 de Noviembre, Centro, Durango, Dgo.

Cable Car

Durango is one of four cities in the country with a cable car. The journey starts in the Historic Center of the city.

It travels 82 meters above ground and covers a distance of 750 meters from Cerro del Calvario to the viewpoint of Cerro de los Remedios. During the ride, the guide provides relevant information about the history of Durango.

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Location

Mirador de los Remedios, Los Remedios, Durango, Dgo.

Templo de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles

One of the most beautiful buildings in the city, its construction began in 1809 and was completed in 1897.

The image of Our Lady of the Angels was brought from Bilbao, Spain.

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Aquiles Serdán No. 1380 Ote, Col. Los Ángeles, Durango, Dgo.

Templo de San Juan Bautista de Analco

Built in the 19th century on the site where the first indigenous settlement of Durango was established. This settlement was founded in 1558, five years before the establishment of the current city. It is considered one of the most emblematic monuments in Durango.

It has a neogothic tower, and its facade and interiors feature ornamental details by sculptor Benigno Montoya.

The temple preserves a clock that was formerly in the Cathedral and a processional cross where it is said that the remains of Friar Diego de la Cadena, the Missionary Founder, are buried.

 

Location

Calle Volantín s/n, Barrio de Analco, Durango, Dgo.

Templo del Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

Constructed between 1891 and 1948, it is a replica of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris.

It has three doors on the facade, each adorned with magnificent ornamental details.

The interior has a Latin cross floor plan with three aisles and houses a 1.5-meter-tall custodial monstrance made of gold and silver donated by the parishioners. The side aisles feature a beautiful set of stained glass windows, creating a unique ambiance in the temple.

 

Location

5 de Febrero, esquina con Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra, Centro, Durango, Dgo.

Tranvía Turístico (Tourist Tram)

The tram is an excellent way to explore many tourist attractions in the Historic Center of the city.

The tram offers a fun night tour where, in addition to visiting the points of interest, a tasting of mezcal is included, a local drink that is made using ancestral methods.

Location

Plaza de Armas en 5 de Febrero, Centro, Durango, Dgo.

Hours

Monday to Thursday from 17:00 to 20:00 hrs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 16:00 to 20:00 hrs. Departures every hour.

3 Must See Attractions in Durango

Paseo Túnel de Minería (Mining Tunnel Tour)

Paseo del Viejo Oeste

Bosque de Otinapa (Forest)

A HISTORICAL CENTER STRAIGHT OUT OF A MOVIE

 

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