Chihuahua Travel Guide

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Chihuahua Things to Do

  • Don Antonio Deza y Ulloa statue

    Don Antonio Deza y Ulloa, the founder of the town with the first name of San Francisco de Cuellar in 1709, when silver was found around the town..

  • Exploring the City Center

    Main Chihuahua's sights are clustered in the City Center scattered in a few-block area. With all due respect, there isn't much to be impressed with about the tourist sites and the same city center - an unbalanced blend of colonial buildings, modern constructions, small streets and wide avenues - is not too pleasant to walk around, but anyway you...

  • Parque Central El Palomar

    This is a relatively new park that was built on an area that was cleared and the people moved to newer neighborhoods. Apparently this had been a high crime area that was very hard to control and moving the families and tearing down the "slum" solved the problem. There is a bandstand that is shaped like a pigeon coop, a statue of Anthony Quinn (a...

  • Visit Pancho Villa's Home - Quinta Luz...

    General Francisco "Pancho" Villa is the most famous hero of the Revolution of 1910. He was quite the ladies man and married several times (one rumor is 23 times!) and never with the aid of a divorce. He was assassinated in 1923 and several of his wives claimed his estate. This created quite a mess that had to be cleared up and the Mexican govenment...

  • Visit the Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Chihuahua took about 100 years to build with construction being an on/off affair depending on how much money was available and local hostilities. The quality of the work is truly outstanding. There are Murano glass chandeliers in the cathedral and some of the marble used in construction was brought over from Italy.

  • Visit a park and people watch

    There are some very pretty parks/plazas in the old town, especially in front of the cathedral and the Governor's Palace. There are street vendors selling hot corn on the cob and cups of corn kernels as well as many family groups sitting around watching the kids feed the pigeons. It just reminds you that kids everywhere are the same and love feeding...


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Chihuahua Transportation

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    copper canyon line to the pacific...

    by cbeaujean Written Oct 26, 2002

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    a must...
    terminus of the "chihuahua al pacifico" line .
    you take it at the station "chihuahua al pacifico",avenida ocampo,2km SW of plaza de armas...
    it leaves daily at 7am,but the show really beguins after half a way....
    more info and travelogue:SEE my LOS MOCHIS page...

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Chihuahua Local Customs

  • Displaying Ladies Denims

    We got a kick out of how the vendors would display ladies denim pants - they were on these mannequins where some were wearing "invisible" high heeled shoes. The denims were impossibly tight. We kept seeing this type of display and just found it funny. Decorated rear pockets seemed to be the rage. I just think they make your bum look larger!

  • Eating Cactus

    A traditional food is Nopalitos - the pads of Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia sp.) that are prepared by removing the spines and then steaming. They are actually quite good and are probably available in a can or jar in the Mexican food section of your grocery store - and maybe even fresh if you are lucky. They are a very common ingredient in meals...

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