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The first Pueblo Mágico de Durango (Magical Town of Durango) to be included in the tourist promotion program has interesting attractions that tell passages of the country's history, talks about its mining wealth and show off its cultural tradition.

Around the Plaza de Armas de Mapimí there are several places of interest, such as the church of Santiago Apóstol, built in the 18th century with quarry worked in the Baroque style and some Mudejar details.

Next to the religious temple, there is an old house that is now known today as Recinto Hidalgo. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was imprisoned there for four days while being transferred to Chihuahua, where he was to be shot on July 30, 1811.

In another mansion located facing of the Plaza de Armas, Benito Juárez spent three nights while escaping towards the north, pursued by the imperial troops during the Guerra de Reforma (Reform War). Today, the Benito Juárez Museum is located there, which preserves objects and documents from the history of Mapimí, including the bed where the Benemérito de las Américas slept.

A tour of the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) should also include the Callejón de las Flores, where the mansion where Francisco Villa used to take refuge during the years of revolutionary struggle is located.

Finally, another Mapimí attraction is its panteón (cemetery), where you can see some splendid mausoleums of Mapimí's wealthiest families and the tombs of some of the English and Germans who worked as engineers or managers of the Peñoles mining company, which owns the Santa Rita mine.

The first Pueblo Mágico de Durango (Magical Town of Durango) to be included in the tourist promotion program has interesting attractions that tell passages of the country's history, talks about its mining wealth and show off its cultural tradition.

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Around the Plaza de Armas de Mapimí there are several places of interest, such as the church of Santiago Apóstol, built in the 18th century with quarry worked in the Baroque style and some Mudejar details.

Next to the religious temple, there is an old house that is now known today as Recinto Hidalgo. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was imprisoned there for four days while being transferred to Chihuahua, where he was to be shot on July 30, 1811.

In another mansion located facing of the Plaza de Armas, Benito Juárez spent three nights while escaping towards the north, pursued by the imperial troops during the Guerra de Reforma (Reform War). Today, the Benito Juárez Museum is located there, which preserves objects and documents from the history of Mapimí, including the bed where the Benemérito de las Américas slept.

A tour of the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) should also include the Callejón de las Flores, where the mansion where Francisco Villa used to take refuge during the years of revolutionary struggle is located.

Finally, another Mapimí attraction is its panteón (cemetery), where you can see some splendid mausoleums of Mapimí's wealthiest families and the tombs of some of the English and Germans who worked as engineers or managers of the Peñoles mining company, which owns the Santa Rita mine.

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