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Mexican Revolution, Charrería and Jaripeo Route

Parral, Satevó, Valle de Zaragoza, Chihuahua

This interesting route through the north of the country begins in the city of Chihuahua. Here is where its colonial architecture and modernity merge. Proof of this is the sculpture known as “the entrance door”, sculpture that will welcome you to the city. At downtown you can see the impressive baroque-style Metropolitan Cathedral and 40 meter (131 ft) high towers. On one side you can also visit the Museo de Arte Sacro (Museum of Sacred Religious Art) with a valuable collection from different historical periods. The Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace) and Quinta Gameros (Gameros Villa), an impressive Porfirian-style mansion, are also worthy of admiration.

From Chihuahua it continues towards Satevó, a small town born of the missions back in 1640 and therefore, some interesting attractions to visit are its old missionary buildings. It was also the scene of important events in the history of the country, from the arrival of the Jesuits to the area, and later the passageway of the Villistas during the Revolution. Among its main attractions are the Templo de San Francisco Javier (Temple of San Francisco Javier), dating back to 1640, and the Templo Santiago Apóstol de Babonoyaba (Temple of Santiago Apóstol de Babonoyaba). Charrería and jaripeo are very common, especially during the patron saint festivities.

Valle de Zaragoza is located, as its name says, in a valley on the edge of the Conchos River. It is ideal for walking around downtown. Its main attractions are the Templo de la Virgen del Pilar (Temple of the Virgen del Pilar) and the Canal Bella Vista (Bella Vista Canal). Here you can try the delicious asadero and for dessert some jamoncillos de leche (traditional sweets).

Crossing through the landscape of the Chihuahuan desert, this route ends in the wonderful town of Parral, a place full of history and culture. From any angle, its past is present as an old mining town and protagonist of the Mexican Revolution. The La Prieta silver mine stands out, thanks to which Parral had an important boom during colonial times and which can still be visited. The downtown area of Parral can be explored on foot or by tram, where you can visit the Parroquia de San José (Parish of San José) dating back to the seventeenth century, and the Francisco Villa Museum located in the house where he died. Additionally , you can experience the performance of the arrival of the Villistas and the taking of the city, which takes place every July 19th in this emblematic place. Be sure to try the dishes made with machaca, a typical ingredient of the region.
This interesting route through the north of the country begins in the city of Chihuahua. Here is where its colonial architecture and modernity merge. Proof of this is the sculpture known as “the entrance door”, sculpture that will welcome you to the city. At downtown you can see the impressive baroque-style Metropolitan Cathedral and 40 meter (131 ft) high towers. On one side you can also visit the Museo de Arte Sacro (Museum of Sacred Religious Art) with a valuable collection from different historical periods. The Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace) and Quinta Gameros (Gameros Villa), an impressive Porfirian-style mansion, are also worthy of admiration.

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From Chihuahua it continues towards Satevó, a small town born of the missions back in 1640 and therefore, some interesting attractions to visit are its old missionary buildings. It was also the scene of important events in the history of the country, from the arrival of the Jesuits to the area, and later the passageway of the Villistas during the Revolution. Among its main attractions are the Templo de San Francisco Javier (Temple of San Francisco Javier), dating back to 1640, and the Templo Santiago Apóstol de Babonoyaba (Temple of Santiago Apóstol de Babonoyaba). Charrería and jaripeo are very common, especially during the patron saint festivities.

Valle de Zaragoza is located, as its name says, in a valley on the edge of the Conchos River. It is ideal for walking around downtown. Its main attractions are the Templo de la Virgen del Pilar (Temple of the Virgen del Pilar) and the Canal Bella Vista (Bella Vista Canal). Here you can try the delicious asadero and for dessert some jamoncillos de leche (traditional sweets).

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