Come and admire the baroque gems that further light this city of blue skies. The city of Durango is a living museum. Its streets, squares, churches and stately colonial buildings have appeared in films as well as being included on the “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro” (Royal Inland Road), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a walk through the historic center of Durango, you can see more than 21 architectural wonders including the baroque-style Cathedral Basilica whose main façade features rich, stone-carved iconography. The substantial collection of sacred art inside the cathedral will surprise you as it does many visitors.
The elegant Palace of the Count del Valle de Suchil is another iconic example of the city’s architecture, and is not easily missed. The pronounced baroque style of its façade and the exquisite work of its interior arches make this a big attraction for tourists and architecture-lovers. The Ricardo Castro Theater – creation of the architect George E. King in 1900 – is a masterpiece of interior design. The extraordinary carved stonework only adds to the enjoyment of attending plays and concerts there.