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Torreon

Torreon is located in the state of Coahuila and it is one of the Mexico's youngest cities. The city was officially established as a city in 1907, when a train station was built there during President Porfirio Diaz’s industrial movement.

Torreon is part of the Comarca Lagunera, made up of 15 municipalities in the states of Coahuila and Durango. Torreon is known as the "City of Great Endeavors" for its prosperous commerce and industry. It´s most important industries are metallurgy in lead, silver and zinc processing, as well as milk production, textile manufacturing and electrical and automotive parts production. Because of this, Torreon is a popular host city for industrial congresses, conventions and business meetings.

The city’s Historic Center offers a number of sites and attractions, including the Carmen Cathedral, the Casino de la Laguna and the beautiful Martinez Theater. Torreon is also famous for its Christ of Noas that overlooks the city from a nearby hilltop. Similar to the Christ statues overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Cochabamba in Bolivia, the Christ of Noas is the third largest of its kind in the world. It is visited by religious tourists and groups throughout the year.

Torreon has a number of meetings facilities for hosting events, including the University Cultural Center with space for up to 900 people and the Centenario Coliseum with space for up to 7,220 people. Another option is the The Camino Real Torreon which has 124 guestrooms and suites and 5 meetings rooms; the largest space holds 400 people. Torreon Marriott Hotel has 146 guestrooms and suites, and 7 meeting rooms; the largest fits 400 people.

 

Air Flight Connection

  DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Flights / Month    
350 240 110
     
Passengers / Month    
19,5577 14,666 4,911

 

Connection Cities

  • Mexico City
  • Guadalajara
  • Cleveland
  • Greenville
  • Kansas
  • Chihuahua
  • Hermosillo
  • Dallas
  • Houston

 

Airlines

  • Aeromexico
  • Continental airlines
  • American Airlines
  • American Tagle
  • Viva Aerobus

 

Hotel Capability

2,577 (rooms / night)

 

Convention Capability

35,952 sqft

 

Venues

Venue (sqft) Rooms Website
Expo Center Laguna 26,680 1 Exhibition Area
3 Session Areas
www.expocenterlaguna.com
Centro Cultural Universitario “Braulio Fernandez Aguirre” 10,272 2 Exhibition Areas
4 Session Areas
(871) 757-00-80

 

 

CVB Contact

Name E-mail Telephone
Gabriel Cornu Maníes
CVB Director
gcornuocvtorreon@hotmail.com (871) 793-22-44
Ramón Franco González ramonfg@grupofranco.com.mx (871) 793-22-44

 

Website

www.ocvlaguna.com.mx

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