Chihuahua and its Sights

 Chihuahua ©alex_maldonado/flickr

Chihuahua ©alex_maldonado/flickr

A massive destruction of the colonial buildings may have struck Chihuahua, some valuable monuments are still around as they had been preserved from the 19th and the 20th centuries. Amongst which, it is worth to see the highlights as follows. The first to mention is the  Temple of San Francisco which is the original burial place of Fr Miguel Hidalgo. It is located at 15 Calle Libertad and the jail cell of him is the Federal Palace of Chihuahua. It is now a museum for tourist to visit.

Mansión Quinta Carolina

The once worst slums in the city called the Central Park El Palomar is now the largest city park. Mansión Creel, Mansión Terrazas and Mansión Quinta Carolina are worth seeing too. It is the former summer estate of Don Luis Terrazas, however, now in a semi-ruined condition, it is in process of restoration.

Torre Legislativa de Chihuahua

Torre Legislativa de Chihuahua is the legislative tower of Chihuahua-state legislators office building. Its fronts are on the Plaza de Armas. Next is the Government Palace (The State House). You should also see the City Hall of Chihuahua, the Dancing Fountains at the north of the Federal Palace. Mansión Quinta Gameros or the City Museum for the Decorative Arts is a very interesting place and is great for art lovers. And the pre-revolutionary residences in the city can still be seen on the Ave. Zarco Residential Area

Church of Santa Rita (1731)

If you like churches, you can see the Church of Santa Rita which dates back to 1731. St Rita of Cascia is the patroness of the city. The other religious site is the Chihuahua Cathedral at the Libertad street #814, Centro. You can look out for the sample of the Baroque Art in northern Mexico at the Cathedral as well.

Museum of Contemporary Art Casa Redonda

Museum of Contemporary Art Casa Redonda (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Casa Redonda) is located at the Colon avenue and Escudero street. Be aware that it opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 10AM to 7PM.

National Railways of Mexico

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Mexico ©sftrajan/flickr

Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México workshop is now a museum known as Casa Redonda (Round House). You can see by its building structure dating from the early XIX century. Then proceed to the Museum of Religous Art (Museo de Arte Sacro) which is open from Monday to Friday. There is a large hall in the basement of the Chihuahua Cathedral, located at the rear of the Capilla del Rosario. Also see the Museum of the Revolution Former home of Pancho Villa, hero of the revolution. View many artifacts including the car that Pancho Villa was killed in.

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