City of Pachuca

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Known as the "Bella Airosa", this city is renowned for its commercial movement and its famous pastes (bread stuffed with stews). It had its origin as a viceregal mining center; After Independence it hosted an active English colony, hence its mixed architectural airs and its titles as the birthplace of charrería and soccer.

¿Qué Visitar?

What to Visit?

  • Soccer Fame Hall Inaugurated in 2011, this is the temple where the best soccer players, coaches, and administrators are recognized and worshiped by their fans.
  • Temple and ex Monastery of Saint Francis Built between 1596 and 1660, this religious complex features now art galleries and it houses also the State Art Academy.
  • Monumental Clock Built in 1910 to commemorate the first century of the National Independence, this monument is made of white quarry stone, and it has 40 meters high.
  • Photography National Museum Here you can learn the history of this art while watching cameras and other instruments. Also, the Anthropology and History National Institute’s Photographic Library is located nearby and it treasures almost one million images.
  • Mining Museum Located in this nineteenth century building, this museum tells the history of the local mining through tools, images, documents, furniture and other items. It features an art gallery for temporary exhibitions.
  • Hidarte Handicraft’s House An ideal place to acquire the best local souvenirs and handicrafts.
¿Qué hacer?

What to do?

  • Hidarte Fair It takes place in late March and early April. An important exhibition is installed then to promote the local handicrafts.
  • San Cayetano Fair It takes place on August 6th each year, and it consists of gastronomic exhibitions, amusement rides, public theater and many other cultural and artistic activities.
  • University Book International Fair Organized from August 24th to September 2nd each year with hundreds of publishers that present their novelties, while musicians and theater companies display also their best performances.
  • Saint Francis International Fair Celebrated in September and October, this is the most important fair in the state of Hidalgo. There are amusement rides, pavilions with international guests, bullfighting, gastronomic exhibitions, aquatic shows, and much more.
Comida Típica

Typical Food

  • Barbacoa Roasted lamb meat cooked slowly on its own juice, and which is served apart as a broth or consommé.
  • Mole sauce Delicious sauce prepared with different kinds of chili, peanuts and, even, chocolate. This unique sauce is served on top of rice and chicken or turkey meat.
  • Pastes A kind of pasty stuffed with meat and many other stews.
¿Qué Saber?

What to Know?

  • Because the word Pachuca has caused many controversial discussions about its origin, there is not yet an accepted definition. The most common interpretations are, "Place of Rulers" or "Place of Silver and Gold".
  • In 1560, the total local population was about 200 inhabitants.
  • In 1813, this villa became officially a town.

Popular Craft

  • Carved wood
  • Embroideries
  • Jewelry
  • Pottery
  • Furniture

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