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” historical route, which UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site.
On a walk through the historic center of Durango you can see more than 21 architectural marvels, such as the Baroque-style Cathedral Basilica whose main façade features rich, stone-carved iconography. The substantial collection of sacred art inside the cathedral surprises visitors.
The palace of the Count del Valle de Súchil is another iconic example of the city’s architecture. The pronounced Baroque style of its facade and the exquisite work of its interior arches make this a big attraction.
The Ricardo Castro Theater – the creation of the architect George E. King in 1900 – is a masterpiece of interior design. The extraordinary carved stone work very much adds to the enjoyment of plays and concerts.