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ENIGMATIC ENCOUNTER WITH NATURE

It is located within the Mapimí Basin at the foot of the so-called Cerro de la Bufa or Cerro de la India. Mapimí was founded on July 25, 1598, by the Jesuit priest Agustín de Espinoza.

Its name means "high stone or elevated hill" in Cocoyón, the language of one of the indigenous peoples that settled in the region.

Walking through its streets is to enjoy the history of the place, as its quarry buildings reflect a nostalgic atmosphere with reminiscences of the mining boom.

Due to its mining heritage, there are still several places where crystals are sold, with the famous Joya de Mapimí standing out. This unique Irandai crystal can be found at the University of Arizona. These stones can be purchased in stores in Mapimí or at stalls in Bermejillo, a town located 25 kilometers away.

It has a semidesert climate, and in the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 35°C. In winter, temperatures can drop to 12°C.

It is located 294 km (3.5 hours) from the city of Durango, 74 km (1 hour) from Torreón, and 231 km (2 hours and 45 minutes) from Parras de la Fuente.

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What to See in Mapimí

Tourist Attractions in Mapimi

Plaza Principal (Main Plaza)

The square is framed by some of the most important buildings in the town.

Santiago Apóstol Temple

Located in the Main Square, it features a beautiful quarry facade in the Baroque style with Mudéjar details, highlighting the sculpture of Santiago Apóstol.

Recinto del Padre de la Patria (Father of the Nation's Residence)

Next to the temple, there is a mansion known as the Padre de la Patria's Residence, where Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, along with Allende, Jiménez, and Aldama, rested on their way to Chihuahua before being executed.

This historic house also hosted Benito Juárez for three nights during his itinerant presidency during the War of Reform.

This place houses the Mapimí History Museum, where household items, paintings, old photographs, artwork, and historical documents that narrate the mining activity of the municipality are exhibited. The bed where Benito Juárez slept is a notable piece.

Municipal Cemetery

Here you can see the diverse nationalities and cultures that mixed in the town during its mining heyday, as well as interesting sculptures, including one resembling the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

What to Do in Mapimí

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Visit the Rosario Grottoes

Explore the Bolsón de Mapimí Biosphere Reserve

Explore the Sierra del Sarnoso

Explore interesting mines

Nearby, you will find La Mina de Ojuela and a ghost town located next to the Santa Rita mine, which was once very prosperous. You can also visit the Ojuela Suspension Bridge, dating back to 1900. With a length of 318 m and a height of 95 m, it offers impressive panoramic views of the region.

In fact, you can visit the Santa Rita Mine as a cooperative organizes some tours with a local guide. The tour lasts approximately one hour, and you will need a flashlight to light the way. One peculiar thing is a mummified mule due to the conditions in the mine.

If you are very interested in the mining history of the place, you can explore the ruins of the old Beneficio de Mapimí Hacienda. Currently, only the lintel of the store's entrance remains.

Discover impressive caves

You can visit the Grutas del Rosario, located 24 km from the town. You can explore about 600 m and several levels, and thanks to their artificial lighting system, you can enjoy the magnificent limestone formations that have been created over time.

Be amazed by one of the most enigmatic areas in the world.

Discover the fantastic Bolsón de Mapimí Biosphere Reserve. This surprising natural area is home to numerous endemic species, some of them endangered, such as the Bolsón turtle, the pale hawk, and the bura deer.

Within the reserve is the enigmatic Zone of Silence, a place surrounded by myths and legends, visited by lovers of unique paranormal experiences. In this area, compasses and GPS do not work, and there are issues with radio signals.

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