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Durango

The mountainous state, located in central northwest Mexico, is famous for the role it played during the Mexican Revolution. It was one of the most important stages for Francisco Villa's exploits, as well as an important mining hub, an activity that developed in the state in the 19th century and which persists on account of Cerro del Mercado, one the world's most important iron ore deposits

The city of Durango could very well be a museum. You will see it for yourself when you lay your eyes upon the architectural jewels lining the Plaza de Armas, the temples, and the quarry buildings. A fun fact that often amazes travelers is that the Panteón Civil (Civic Cemetery) doubles as the Museum Funerary Art, which boasts the elegant Capilla del Reposo chapel, as well as stunning angel and life-size mourner sculptures. Though these works of art may be unusual, they are nonetheless awe-inspiring and unique. A tour of the interior is, without a doubt, an otherworldly experience.

If the city is akin to an extensive work of art, its gastronomy is a true feast. Given its mixed, Spanish and indigenous, heritage, beans, corn, and chili are a part of most of its typical fare. Dry foods date back to the distances that the initial European settlers had to travel when building their homes and have persisted. As such, dried food preparation is common, in an effort to prolong its shelf-life and remain edible despite the weather and the distance. Some of these foods, which can be found across the state, are dried meats, chuales, pinole and even atole.

Without a doubt, the best time to visit Durango's capital is from January to May and from the end of June to December. It is worth noting that, if you find yourself longing for the beach at any point during your sojourn in Durango, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, is only 3 and a half hours away by land.
The mountainous state, located in central northwest Mexico, is famous for the role it played during the Mexican Revolution. It was one of the most important stages for Francisco Villa's exploits, as well as an important mining hub, an activity that developed in the state in the 19th century and which persists on account of Cerro del Mercado, one the world's most important iron ore deposits

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The city of Durango could very well be a museum. You will see it for yourself when you lay your eyes upon the architectural jewels lining the Plaza de Armas, the temples, and the quarry buildings. A fun fact that often amazes travelers is that the Panteón Civil (Civic Cemetery) doubles as the Museum Funerary Art, which boasts the elegant Capilla del Reposo chapel, as well as stunning angel and life-size mourner sculptures. Though these works of art may be unusual, they are nonetheless awe-inspiring and unique. A tour of the interior is, without a doubt, an otherworldly experience.

If the city is akin to an extensive work of art, its gastronomy is a true feast. Given its mixed, Spanish and indigenous, heritage, beans, corn, and chili are a part of most of its typical fare. Dry foods date back to the distances that the initial European settlers had to travel when building their homes and have persisted. As such, dried food preparation is common, in an effort to prolong its shelf-life and remain edible despite the weather and the distance. Some of these foods, which can be found across the state, are dried meats, chuales, pinole and even atole.

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Descubre esta ciudad colonial cuna de las antiguas minas mexicanas y disfruta de experiencias inolvidables con el mejor descanso en City Express Durango, un confiable compañero de viaje ubicado a solo 15 minutos del Centro Histórico donde parecerá que recorres un museo arquitectónico al aire libre con sus magníficos edificios del siglo pasado de estilo neoclásico y barroco, el Teleférico, el Museo Túnel de Minería a 8 metros de profundidad, el Museo Interactivo para niños Bebeleche, el Zoológico Sahuatoba y el Parque Guadiana.

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