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City of Durango

Cultured, vast and tasty

Fullness of squares, museums and historic buildings. Cradle of a musical tradition that synthesized foreign rhythms to Duranguense mode and popularized refined European influences. A northern city of cultural references, honest spirits and generous popular tastes, such as its wide and delicious cuisine.

¿Qué Visitar?

What to Visit?

  • Main Square Right in its center, there is a bandstand made of pink quarry stone. This square marks the place where the city of Durango was founded in the sixteenth century.
  • Basilica and Cathedral of Durango In 1621 the Bishopric of Durango was created, and then the local basilica became a cathedral. The current temple is the fourth built for this purpose, and it is from the eighteenth century.
  • Palace of Government In its interior you can admire majestic murals that narrate the different periods of the History of Durango.
  • Ricardo Castro Theater It was inaugurated on March 27th, 1924, and it features a French style in its façade and interiors.
  • Archaeological Museum GANOT-PESCHARD Here you can learn the most important archaeological aspects of Durango, as well as a collection of ancients objects discovered in different areas this state.
  • Gomez Palacio Market This is an ideal place to acquire souvenirs and handicrafts.
¿Qué hacer?

What to do?

  • The Nahoas were the first inhabitants of this region; they were a nomad tribe that came from the norther part of our continent more than two thousand years ago.
  • This current city was founded on July 8th, 1562, by Francisco de Ibarra.
Comida Típica

Typical Food

  • Patoles. White beans cooked with spicy pork sausage or chorizo.
  • Enchiladas. Tortillas fried in oil and hot sauce, and stuffed with meat or vegetables, and served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, and cheese on top of them.
  • Roast beef
  • Pipián. A kind of mole sauce but its main ingredient is pumpkin seeds, and which is also served on top of rice and chicken, turkey or pork meat.
  • Barbacoa. Roasted beef or lamb meat cooked slowly on its own juice, and which is served apart as a broth or consommé.
  • Mezcal. Alcoholic beverage distilled from a similar cactus where the tequila comes from.
¿Qué Saber?

What to Know?

  • Comala means "place where comales are made," and it comes from the nahuatl word "comalli," a kind of pan used to cook tortillas.
  • According to some researches, the first inhabitant arrived 3 thousand years ago to this area.
  • Comala is also known as "the White Village" because most of its houses, mansions and buildings are painted with that color, and also most of them have red tiles in the roofs.
  • Renowned Individuals
  • Ricardo Castro (1864 – 1907). Musician and composer.

Popular Craft

  • Fabrics and garments
  • Basket-making
  • Blown Glass
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Ciudad de Durango

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