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HISTORY AND NATURE

In this town, various ethnicities and races have coincided due to different historical events. Among them are the Kikapu, who, according to experts, originated from northern Canada and initially settled in the northwest of the United States. However, since 1850, they have arrived in Múzquiz and now live on a land of seven thousand hectares.

This is a place where time has stood still, and you can witness the customs and traditions of the Kikapu, as they have preserved their forms of governance and religious practices. Within these lands, you can find El Nacimiento, the place where the Sabinas River originates.

On the other hand, there are the Mascogos, who arrived in Múzquiz in 1856 while fleeing from slavery in the United States, establishing a community called "El Nacimiento." To commemorate this event, on June 19th, the descendants of the first settlers hold a colorful celebration.

It is located 140 km (one hour and 45 minutes) from Monclova, 338 km (3 hours and 45 minutes) from Saltillo, and 336 km (4 hours and 15 minutes) from Monterrey.

 

Múzquiz

What to See in Muzquiz

Tourist Attractions in Múzquiz

Plaza Hidalgo (Main Plaza)

It is the meeting place for the locals, and enjoying its peaceful atmosphere amidst its leafy trees gives you a sense of the town's essence. It has a rustic stone kiosk and is surrounded by the main buildings of Múzquiz, such as the Santa Rosa de Lima Parish, the Historical Museum, and the Municipal Presidency. By the way, you must try a delicious raspado or, as they call it there, a "nieve de raspas."

Santa Rosa de Lima Parish

Built-in 1939 with stone, it features beautiful Baroque-style architecture. Inside, you can find attractive mural paintings and stunning stained-glass windows in bright colors depicting the lives of various saints and apostles.

Museo Histórico (Historical Museum)

Housed in a Porfirian-era building, it showcases a collection of paleontological and archaeological pieces, as well as photographs and documents narrating the history of the place, particularly of the Kikapu and Mascogo ethnic groups.

Among its exhibits are fossilized tree trunks that date back over 90 million years. There is also a room dedicated to the Mexican Revolution with photographs, old flags, and documents from that era.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Paleontology Museum

This is an unmissable place as it exhibits a variety of fossils from the Cretaceous period. It includes the fossil of a Mosasaurus, which was one of the most ferocious marine reptiles of its time, as well as the horn of a ceratopsid.

However, the iconic piece of the museum is the Muzquizopterix Coahuilensis, although it is only a replica as the original is housed in the Geology Institute of UNAM.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Quinta Julio Galán Romo Museum

Continuing with the museums, Múzquiz has a space dedicated to the artist Julio Galán, who was born in this town. The museum exhibits over 13 lithographs by the painter and provides space for temporary exhibitions. In addition to the museum display, you can walk through the beautiful corners of Quinta Julio Galán Romo and admire some objects and photographs related to the painter.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Macroplaza

The town has an area known as Macroplaza, where several sports courts and cultural spaces are located. It includes the Cattle Museum, which showcases the evolution of livestock production in the state. One of the highlights is the world's largest saddle, crafted by local artisans. It measures 3.18 m tall, 1.31 m wide, and 2.14 m long. Additionally, there is an area where an interesting collection of minerals is exhibited.

Socavón

Located at the foot of Sierra Santa Rosa, it is said to have belonged to a silver mine. However, in the 1960s, when a water spring was found, it became part of the natural landscape and served as a water source for the population. From this place, a powerful river flows down, supplying the pools of the La Cascada recreational center.

El Fortín Ranch

In San Buenaventura, you will find El Fortín Ranch, which has become an ecological reserve where bison and golden eagles roam. Both species are endangered. The ranch also features a vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes, producing high-quality wine.

 

What to Do in Melchor Muzquiz

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN MÚZQUIZ

Explore the Maderas del Carmen Biosphere Reserve

Explore the Sabinas River

Visit La Cascada Park

Explore the birthplace of a river

Just 35 km from the municipal seat, you can find El Nacimiento, named after being the exact place where the Sabinas River originates.

Along the river, you can enjoy beautiful landscapes with ancient cypress trees and various waterfalls, including spots like Las Tablas and Las Rusias. It is an ideal place for kayaking or having a picnic.

Enjoy a recreational park

La Cascada Recreational Park offers a place to connect with nature, walk its trails, or enjoy a picnic as it provides grills and all the services for your enjoyment.

Experience unique landscapes

Maderas del Carmen is a place of incomparable beauty and is ideal for bird watching. It is a biosphere reserve that is home to nearly 400 bird species. Among the most attractive locations are Cañón de Boquilla, Cuesta de Malena, Cañón del Diablo, and Bosque Maderas del Carmen, where you can engage in mountain biking, hiking, camping, and trekking to explore old mines, rock paintings, and petroglyphs.

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