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A BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN THE DESERT

Founded in 1690 as the San Bernardino de la Candela mission, it was established by Alonso de León, El Mozo, who governed territories that currently encompass the states of Nuevo León and Coahuila.

It is a town full of history located in the central region of Coahuila, with attractive squares such as the Main Plaza and Hidalgo Plaza, as well as its traditional Simón Bolívar street.

If you enjoy rodeo events, Candela is the right place, as more than 15 rodeo events are held here each year.

In Candela, you will find beautiful weavings, embroideries, baskets, and rustic furniture made with palm and other natural fibers.

The climate is generally temperate, although in the summer months, temperatures can reach nearly 30ºC. In winter, temperatures can drop to around 4ºC.

It is located 95 km (1 hour and 15 minutes) from Monclova, 225 km (2 hours and 45 minutes) from Saltillo, and 159 km (2 hours) from Monterrey.

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What to See in Candela

Tourist Attractions in Candela

Benito Juárez Plaza

The Main Plaza is an oasis of peace with a gazebo surrounded by green areas and wrought iron benches. There are several buildings around it, such as the San Carlos Borromeo Parish.

San Carlos Borromeo Parish

This parish dates back to 1694 and is one of the town's landmarks. It has a wooden roof structure, and its bell tower is located in a two-story tower. Inside, the image of San Carlos Borromeo stands out. The patron saint's festivities are celebrated on November 4th.

Federico Berrieto Ramón Museum

Located a few meters from the Main Plaza, this museum occupies a building that used to be a primary school. The museum displays some fossil remains found in the area.

Casa Carranza

There is a house that has been inhabited by the Carranza family for generations. It houses a variety of objects that have belonged to the family.

Candela Mill

Another historic building constructed after the Revolution, it was where different types of grains were processed.

Railway Station

One of the most emblematic structures in town is its railway station, located 17 km from the town in Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo León. It dates back to the time of the Revolution when Carranza, in gratitude for the support of the population, ordered the construction of this station.

It has a unique building that resembles a medieval fortress. It is one of the most photogenic places in the entire town.

Chapel of the Holy Cross

It is a building dating back to the 17th century and is famous for the celebration that takes place here every May 3rd, the Day of the Cross.

What to Do in Candela

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Enjoy the Candela River

Explore Las Lajitas

Climb Cerro del Frentón

Have fun at a water park

Located along the Candela River corridor, this body of water has transparent, turquoise-colored waters. Along its banks, several water parks have been established where you can enjoy the crystal-clear waters amidst beautiful landscapes of lush trees. Some options include Ojo Caliente, Los Carricitos, and Las Lajitas. All of these are excellent places for camping and picnicking in a beautiful forested setting.

Las Lajitas is ideal for spending a day with family or friends, with swimming areas, BBQ grills, and walking trails.

Las Higueras Dam offers a hot spring water park and activities such as horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, and ATV rides, among others. The dam is also a great option for kayaking.

Ojo de Agua is another hot spring water park with healing properties attributed to the dissolved minerals it contains.

Enjoy climbing a unique place and be amazed by millions of bats.

Cerro del Frentón is considered one of the best places for climbing and rappelling in northern Mexico. Here, you will find the Cave of Bats, which houses approximately 3 million of these mammal species. It is a spectacular sight to witness their entrance and exit from the cave.

Explore interesting Caves

The Grutas de Candela are located 10 minutes from the town and offer caves, large chambers, and underground rivers to explore. 

Discover an old hacienda

Another natural attraction in the area is the Meseta de Cartujanos, named after the Spanish conquistadors who found tall warriors in the region. This plateau, located at an altitude of 843 meters above sea level, preserves remains of a 19th-century hacienda, including the main house, chapel, and fountain. The plateau is also home to some sites with rock paintings.

Be amazed by ancient petroglyphs

El Huizachal is another area rich in petroglyphs and is located near the limits with the city of Monclova. Some of these petroglyphs depict anthropomorphic figures and animal shapes.

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