A city of nature, industry and ecotourism, Torreón receives visitors that come for business or for pleasure
Torreón belongs to the state of Coahuila and is located 173 miles from Saltillo, the state capital. It is an industrial city that has grown significantly, becoming one of Mexico’s most important destinations for business tourism. Because of this, Torreón has excellent golf courses and shopping malls.
Yet, Torreón is more than just business; it is a very attractive tourist destination for those wanting to carry out several activities during their holiday, from ecotourism to walks through the desert. Visitors can also enjoy going for interesting walks in order to know the varied cultural offer and the city’s recently revamped Historic Center.
As an expanding city, Torreón has reinvented itself to capture visitors’ attention. This can be seen in the Cristo de Noa, for instance, the new attraction in the city, considered to be Latin America’s third biggest religious sculpture.
The area surrounding Torreón make out of family excursions an authentic experience. A suggested itinerary is to visit the municipality of Cuatro Ciénegas, home of the Cuatro Ciénegas Biosphere Reserve, which includes crystalline pools ideal for diving. You can also go sand-boarding in the Bilbao Dunes, a place that promises a generous dose of adrenaline.
The Perla Canal offers a more relaxing experience, surprising its visitors with its enigmatic underground vault nearly 4,000 feet long. It is located at the heart of Torreón and is characterized by its cultural and artistic events.
Finally, you should not miss the chance to visit the Carmen Cathedral, a building characterized by its modernist style and its outstanding neo-Gothic rose window on the façade, a favorite spot to take a photo.
The birth of this unique capital city, known as “The Pearl of the Lagoon”, goes back to Leonardo Zuloaga, landowner from the region who in 1850 sent for a torreón (a kind of watchtower) to be built on the banks of the river Nazas. Soon, small shops began to set up near it, and with time, the settlement became the city as we know it today.
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