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Chihuahua

Country: Mexico
State: Mexico (General)
City: Chihuahua
Type of Location: Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Plane

Roberto Fierro Villalobos Airport, Chihuahua city airport is located 18 kilometers southeast of Chihuahua City. Taxi is the best option for getting there and away. Taxi to the city, Aprox. $7.00

By train

Chihuahua is the start of the famous Copper Canyon railway linking Chihuahua with Los Mochis. One-way yickets are around 991 pesos in second class and 1980 pesos in first class. Advance booking is advisable for second class but essential for first class.

By bus

Chihuahua's bus terminal is located quite a distance out of town. There are buses to all major cities in Mexico.
The Chihuahuense bus line will take you to central Mexico or to Tijuana from the main terminal in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua!

By Car

Four hours south of Juarez/El Paso by expressway, it is an easy drive. There are no major towns between the two cities but there are roadside diners to break up the journey.

Key places to visit
San Francisco Temple, City Hall of Chihuahua, Museo Casa Chihuahua, Historical Museum of the Mexican Revolution, Government Palace of Chihuahua, Cathedral of Chihuahua, Sacred Art Museum, La Casa Redonda

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Places to Visit

San Francisco Temple

The Templo de San Francisco is one of the main Catholic churches in the city of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. It is now recognized as one of the most valuable buildings in the city as one of the few still-existing colonial monuments in the city centre. It is located at 15 Calle Libertad.

City Hall of Chihuahua

The City Hall of Chihuahua is an early 20th century building in the city of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. Located in front of the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral, the City Hall houses the executive power of Chihuahua, the office of the mayor of Chihuahua, and the City Council whose salon is of special interest. The edifice is considered one of the main landmarks in the city centre.

Museo Casa Chihuahua

The Museo Casa Chihuahua, once known as the Federal Palace of Chihuahua, is an early 20th-century building in the city centre of Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico. It served as the federal building for the city until 2004, when it was renovated as a city museum, specialising in travelling exhibits. It also houses, in the basement, the jail cell of Fr Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, considered the Father of the Nation. Fr Hidalgo was the first leader of the insurgency for independence from Spain. He was captured by the Spaniards early in 1811, tried and executed on 30 July 1811 at the neighbouring Government Palace. His jail cell is a national shrine.

Historical Museum of the Mexican Revolution

The Historical Museum of the Mexican Revolution in the Mexican city of Chihuahua, Chih., is housed in the former estate of General Francisco Villa and his widow, Sra. María Luz Corral de Villa. The house and its extensive collection of Villa memorabilia, as well as souvenirs and documents relating to other revolutionary leaders, was turned over to the Mexican government in 1981 upon the death of Mrs. Villa.

Government Palace of Chihuahua

The Government Palace of Chihuahua  is a 19th century building in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico. Located in the heart of the city, it is of special interest since it houses the executive offices of the governor of the state of Chihuahua and, until 2004, the state legislature met here. The building is a landmark in the city as it contains a shrine commemorating the execution of Miguel Hidalgo, considered the Father of the Country, who died at the hands of a Spanish firing squad on July 30, 1811. The Altar de la Patria, or Altar of the Motherland is located at the exact spot where Fr Hidalgo died.

Cathedral of Chihuahua

The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross, Our Lady of Regla, and St Francis of Assisi is the main ecclesiastical building of the Catholic Church in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. It is considered perhaps the finest example of colonial architecture in northern Mexico and dates from 1725. The cathedral is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chihuahua. The current archbishop is His Grace, the Most Reverend Constancio Miranda Weckmann, and the rector is Msgr. Víctor Manuel Gómez Royval.

Sacred Art Museum

The Sacred Art Museum of the Metropolitan Cathedral is located in the crypt, adjacent to the tombs of the past prelates of the archdiocese. It displays a collection of paintings by such artists as Miguel Cabrera, José de Alcíbar, José de Páez and Antonio de Torres, all of whom are from the Colonial era. Portraits of the bishops and archbishops of Chihuahua and Pope John Paul II are also represented in the collection. The throne that the pope used during his 1990 mass in Chihuahua and the former archbishops seat of the church are also on display. It is on the Plaza de Armas.

La Casa Redonda

La Casa Redonda is the old roundhouse and back shop for the Chihuahua-Pacific and Mexican National Railroads, and dates from the late 19th Century, built during the golden age of steam. It has been completely redone as an art museum, and features paintings by such Mexican artists as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and Frida Kahlo as well as artifacts relating to its railroad days. It is on the Avenida Tecnológico adjacent to the Convention Center.

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