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Traditional Route of Landscapes and Flavors of Durango and Zacatecas

Zacatecas, Durango, Nombre de Dios

The tour of this route begins in Durango. It is a very modern city, but at the same time it maintains its pride as a mining center since the 19th century, as the Cerro del Mercado continues to be one of the most outstanding iron deposits in the world. It was also very important during the Mexican Revolution as the scene of Pancho Villa’s greatest deeds. In its incredible museums you can learn everything about its history and in its Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) you will admire the colonial style of its architecture. A very original visit is the Museo de Arte Funerario (Museum of Funerary Art) in the Panteón Civil (Civil Pantheon), where the Capilla del Reposo stands out.

Then, you will go to Nombre de Dios. This beautiful town is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, with various historical buildings and temples to visit, such as the Capilla de San Antonio de Padua (Chapel of San Antonio de Padua) in the old Hacienda de Juana Guerra. There are also interesting churches and spas to visit and a wide gastronomy that includes asadero cheeses, stuffed gorditas, crystallized sweets, craft beers, mezcal and fruit wine.

Continue the route to Fresnillo. This little town was an important mining center due to the large amount of silver from its deposits. Here you will be able to know the sanctuary of the famous Santo Niño de Atocha to whom devotion is rendered; stroll through the Plaza del Obelisco (Obelisco Town Square) and visit its museums, such as the Ágora or the Museo de la Mina (Mine Museum).

Take the tour this time to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Sombrerete. It was also important for the mining industry because here, in addition to gold and silver, tin, lead and mercury were extracted. Visit its picturesque Historic Center surrounded by architectural beauty, including the Noria de San Pantaleón and the Parque Nacional Sierra de Órganos (Sierra de Órganos National Park). Try the brujitas, fried empanadas stuffed with beans or shredded meat.

The route ends in beautiful Zacatecas. Get to know its town squares and alleys on foot or by tram. Admire the neoclassical art of the buildings in the downtown area, made of pink quarry stone, and visit its museums and theaters. In the market you can find Huichol art crafts, as well as wines and traditional sweets. Get to know the mine, take the cable car up to Cerro de la Bufa (Bufa Hill) for breathtaking views of the city and at night have fun in a traditional callejoneada.
The tour of this route begins in Durango. It is a very modern city, but at the same time it maintains its pride as a mining center since the 19th century, as the Cerro del Mercado continues to be one of the most outstanding iron deposits in the world. It was also very important during the Mexican Revolution as the scene of Pancho Villa’s greatest deeds. In its incredible museums you can learn everything about its history and in its Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) you will admire the colonial style of its architecture. A very original visit is the Museo de Arte Funerario (Museum of Funerary Art) in the Panteón Civil (Civil Pantheon), where the Capilla del Reposo stands out.

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Then, you will go to Nombre de Dios. This beautiful town is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, with various historical buildings and temples to visit, such as the Capilla de San Antonio de Padua (Chapel of San Antonio de Padua) in the old Hacienda de Juana Guerra. There are also interesting churches and spas to visit and a wide gastronomy that includes asadero cheeses, stuffed gorditas, crystallized sweets, craft beers, mezcal and fruit wine.

Continue the route to Fresnillo. This little town was an important mining center due to the large amount of silver from its deposits. Here you will be able to know the sanctuary of the famous Santo Niño de Atocha to whom devotion is rendered; stroll through the Plaza del Obelisco (Obelisco Town Square) and visit its museums, such as the Ágora or the Museo de la Mina (Mine Museum).

Take the tour this time to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Sombrerete. It was also important for the mining industry because here, in addition to gold and silver, tin, lead and mercury were extracted. Visit its picturesque Historic Center surrounded by architectural beauty, including the Noria de San Pantaleón and the Parque Nacional Sierra de Órganos (Sierra de Órganos National Park). Try the brujitas, fried empanadas stuffed with beans or shredded meat.

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