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Casas Grandes

Chihuahua

One of the most enigmatic Pueblos Magicos (Magical Towns) in all of Mexico is, without a doubt, Paquimé, today Casas Grandes that you will find nailed in the map in the Sierra Madre Occidental, on the banks of the river with which it shares its name with scenarios of forests full of trees and large pastures.

Located 260 kilometers (162 miles) from the city of Chihuahua, this town, nestled in a desert environment with a dry climate and whose name in English means “Great Houses”, attracts the attention of its visitors through the vestiges of various pre-Columbian structures dating from 600 B.C. and can be admired in its archeological site, almost transporting you to its era of splendor, when they reached up to seven stories in height.

Those who visit it love to walk through the streets of the town founded in 1661 surrounded by poplars while being surprised by its main square and the old buildings that adorn it as its parish temple, the Franciscan mission of San Antonio de Padua built during the seventeenth century.

In addition, tourism usually visits the Colonia Juarez, one of the most important Mormon communities in the region, which seems to take you back to the Victorian era when you admire its houses built during the 1900s and living from the planting of urban gardens.

If it is a question of food, we recommend you to try some of their curdled snacks or their stews based on dry meat or barbacoa accompanied by the typical drink of the region, the sotol.

One of the most enigmatic Pueblos Magicos (Magical Towns) in all of Mexico is, without a doubt, Paquimé, today Casas Grandes that you will find nailed in the map in the Sierra Madre Occidental, on the banks of the river with which it shares its name with scenarios of forests full of trees and large pastures.

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Located 260 kilometers (162 miles) from the city of Chihuahua, this town, nestled in a desert environment with a dry climate and whose name in English means “Great Houses”, attracts the attention of its visitors through the vestiges of various pre-Columbian structures dating from 600 B.C. and can be admired in its archeological site, almost transporting you to its era of splendor, when they reached up to seven stories in height.

Those who visit it love to walk through the streets of the town founded in 1661 surrounded by poplars while being surprised by its main square and the old buildings that adorn it as its parish temple, the Franciscan mission of San Antonio de Padua built during the seventeenth century.

In addition, tourism usually visits the Colonia Juarez, one of the most important Mormon communities in the region, which seems to take you back to the Victorian era when you admire its houses built during the 1900s and living from the planting of urban gardens.

If it is a question of food, we recommend you to try some of their curdled snacks or their stews based on dry meat or barbacoa accompanied by the typical drink of the region, the sotol.

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