A national architectural gem
This city of northern Mexico is officially called Victoria de Durango. Situated in the Guadiana valley in the center of the state, it has often been called the “pearl of Guadiana.”
Durango, the most extensive and populous city in the state, was founded as “Villa de Durango” by Francisco de Ibarra on July 8, 1563.
Walking through the Historic Center of Durango is like opening an architecture book. It boasts the largest number of historic buildings in the north of the country, which earned Durango a spot on the route called the “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro”, or “The Royal Road of the Interior”, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
With so many imposing buildings, the city of Durango has converted many mansions and palaces into museums and cultural centers, exhibiting precious antiquities, religious art, historical archives and ethnographic collections which reflect the artistry of the indigenous groups who first settled this region.
But Durango also has room for outdoor activities, taking advantage of its geography and rich biodiversity. You have outdoor sporting options in the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and desert areas, or you can simply take an eco-vacation with your family.
Visitors to the city of Durango can also enjoy excellent tourist services and accommodation, from boutique hotels to cabins built in forests with breathtaking views.
And when it comes to entertainment, let us not forget that since the 1950s, this city has caught the eye of major film producers, who have immortalized its fine architecture and rugged scenery on film.
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