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TOP SIGHTS IN VERACRUZ

Antigua Estación de Ferrocarriles (Former Railway Station)

The building is also known as "Estación Camino de Hierro" and dates back to the final years of the Porfiriato (Porfirio Díaz's regime). It was built by the English company Pearson & Son and has a French-inspired style. Its purpose was to create the Veracruz - Mexico City route, which would become the most important commercial route of its time.

Since 1997, it no longer operates as a railway station and only houses a series of offices.

Location

Zona Portuaria, Zona Centro, Veracruz, Ver.

Antón Lizardo

It is located 23 km southeast of Veracruz.

All the way you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape crossing the Mandinga Lagoon and the dunes area until you reach the Heroic Naval Military School, the main educational and training institution for officers of the Mexican Navy.

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Location

Se ubica a 26 km, aproximadamente a 40 minutos al sur del Puerto de Veracruz.

Café La Parroquia

It is the most popular coffee shop in the city due to the combination of different locally sourced coffee beans and its unique ambiance.

Although with over 200 years of experience, this franchise has expanded and now has 10 more branches throughout the state.

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Location

Av. Valentín Gómez Farías No. 34, Faros, Veracruz, Ver.

Catedral de Veracruz

This building was completed in 1731. The cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption. It is located on the left side of the Municipal Palace.

It has a large dome covered with Puebla's mosaic tiles and a tower with a square base. Inside, the main altar is decorated in a Baroque style. The church became a cathedral in 1963.

Location

Mario Molina No. 173, Centro, Veracruz, Ver.

Centro Histórico del Puerto de Veracruz

Most of the historic buildings are located in this sector of the city.

Many of them date back to the colonial era, such as the Parish of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the Church of Cristo del Buen Viaje, the Church of La Pastora, as well as former convents like San Francisco or Santo Domingo.

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Edificio de Aduanas (Customs Building)

Formerly known as Ex Aduana "Puerta del Mar," it is now the First Naval Region.

Its history dates back to the colonial era when it was known as "Ventas del Buitrón" and served as a warehouse for a large quantity of goods.

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Location

Av. Landero Y Coss No. 208, Zona Centro, Veracruz, Ver.

Edificio de Correos y Telégrafos (Post Office and Telegraph Building)

These are two twin buildings that were inaugurated in 1902 by Porfirio Díaz.

Both buildings are neoclassical in style, with impressive lion sculptures at their entrance and majestic columns. They were built by the military engineer Salvado Echegaray.

Location

Montesinos No. 145, Zona Portuaria, Veracruz, Ver.

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Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00 hrs.

Faro Venustiano Carranza

A historic building where the project for the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States was debated.

Its construction is neoclassical in style and was inaugurated by Porfirio Díaz in 1910.

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Location

Xicoténcatl, Centro, Veracruz, Ver.

Los Portales

They are called Los Portales de Lerdo, although everyone knows them as Los Portales.

They consist of an arcade surrounding the Plaza de Armas. It is a place with a unique atmosphere where locals and visitors gather to enjoy refreshing beverages and listen to joyful Veracruz music, including huapangueros and marimba players.

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Location

Av. Landero Y Coss No. 208, Zona Centro, Veracruz, Ver.

Malecón de Veracruz

The malecón is approximately 800 meters long.

It is an ideal place to enjoy the beautiful bay of the port and observe the numerous boats entering and leaving the docks, ranging from cargo ships to warships and passenger boats.

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Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

The plaza is flanked by important buildings. Among these buildings are the Municipal Palace, the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, and Los Portales de Lerdo.

Currently, the plaza has leafy trees, a marble floor, and a fountain in the center. It is the venue for various artistic and cultural events, and on weekend nights, the traditional Danzón is danced here.

 

Plaza de la República

It is also known as Plaza de la Reforma. The plaza is surrounded by beautiful buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as the Customs Building, the Former Railway Station, the Civil Registry, the Recinto de la Reforma, and the Post Office and Telegraph Building.

Its design has changed from being a large green area in the early 20th century to a large square with planters and benches. In the 1990s, trees and fountains were added, along with some sculptures over time.

 

Teatro Francisco Xavier Clavijero

Its origins date back to the 18th century.

During that period, the Casa de las Comedias was built, but it was destroyed by a fire in 1819.

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Location

Emparan 166 entre Independencia y 5 de Mayo, Centro, Veracruz, Ver.

3 Must See Attractions in Veracruz

Catedral de Veracruz

Playa Mocambo

Museo del Fuerte de San Juan de Ulúa

HISTORIC PORT WITH A UNIQUE MIX OF CULTURES AND FLAVORS

 

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