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  • Chihuahua
  • General information

    Official language: Spanish
    Time zone: UTC-6 (summer), UTC-7 (winter)
    Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)

  • Where to eat

    Where there is queue. In Chihuahua, as well as in the whole Mexico, food sold on streets is always fresh and tasty. If you want to get to know closer the city’s inhabitants, eat where they do.

  • Plaza de Armas

    The city’s life happens on streets and squares. Visit Plaza de Armas, where Chihuahua citizens eagerly spend time on benches and stone dykes in the shadows of trees, lively discussing.

  • Museo Mammoth

    In Museo Mamoth there are situated 13 halls presenting pre-historic era. You can have there a closer look at history – from dinosaurs, through reign of big mammals to Cenozoic era.

What’s worth seeing in Chihuahua?

A huge part of colonial buildings was demolished in the 70’s of the 20th century. Developing city needed a lot of space for a few lanes street, and old buildings would have required enormous finances. Even thou, in the city there are preserved a few interesting buildings.

Among them we can name a church of St. Frances at 15 Calle Libertad, which construction started in 1717. It was one of first Catholic churches, built in the city. Building served later on as the first girls school. In quite ascetic interiors, grabbing attention is rich gemmed altar.

Visit the Museum of Mexican Revolution, which used to a house of Pancho Villa – a bandit, womanizer and revolutionist, shoot during an assassination in 1923. In the museum there is, among others, a car, in which Pancho died. In a living room, under a pillow, you can find a gun. Reportedly, the leader of revolution always slept with it.

If you travel through Mexico, to Chihuahua it is worth to get by train. Railway Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico goes through the Copper Canyon, picturesque series of canyons is looking splendidly on pictures. A route from Los Mochis goes via 37 bridges and 86 tunnels and runs close to Divisadero, a popular view point. A journey in one way lasts a dozen or so hours, but during it you can struck fantastic contacts with locals.

To the Copper Canyon itself, it is worth to go for a trip, to feel its hugeness on your own. Walls in the highest point measures as much as 1400 metres – more than in the Great Canyon in Colorado. Six canyons stretches for as much as 50 kilometres. It was created by rivers joining in Rio Fuerte, flowing in the Californian Gulf. If you have some more time, put up a tent, near more than 300-metres high waterfall Basaseachic. Amazing views guaranteed.

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