El Museo, de la Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango (UJED), mejor conocido como El AguacateThis museum has a little of everything - located in a house that belonged to the family of don Francisco Gómez Palacio in the 19th century. It's known as "the avocado" becuse there was an avocado tree that grew in the patio (or maybe it was a garden?) It...more
Easy to overlook this small museum - but I thought it was well done and attractive inside.I suppose I was jut in the mood for some of this geographical, archeological type of data, and that's why I liked it so much. You might like the ceramics or the exhibit that takes you down (literally, using stairs) into the ground to visit recreations of tombs...more
Probably the most impressive colonial work of civic architecture in town - a town that was the capital for its time of Nuevo Vizcaya.It now houses (a bit awkwardly, in my view) offices for Banamex - but they don't mind if you go in, wander around and sketch or take photos. I thought the exterior was impressive (elaborate sculpture and moldings...more
Este monumento ocupa el lugar de la antigua parroquia de La Asunción, consumida por un indendio hacia 1634 luego de ser nombrada catedral. El nuevo edificio se comenzó a construir en 1713, la obra no se terminó sino hasta 1844, cuando se concluyeron los altares. En su fachada, de sobrio estilo barroco, resaltan las columnnas salomónicas del segundo...more
The Victoria Theatre is next to the State Government Palace and was built as a private theatre in 1800, remodeled with a neoclassical style façade and renamed Victoria in 1910 to honour Mexico's first President (1824-29), Guadalupe Victoria, a Duranguese. Currently it's a cultural center, open daily from 10:00 to 19:00 hours. It also is home to...more
Try to find the silhouette of the ghostly nun in the cathedral tower on a full moon night. I have seen it!! (Pope John Paul II visited this church in 1990)Legend goes that a maiden had a boyfriend who went to war. As time passed and he didn't return, she decided to became a nun but she never forgot him and secretly hoped him to someday come back....more
Gines Vazquez Del Mercado 806, Col. Nueva Vizcaya,
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BLVD FRANCISCO VILLA 4315, Durango, DU 34208
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Blvd Francisco Villa 4315 Durango Du
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Great interior, decorations, service and food. Maybe not the cheapest place in town (where you usually would find me) but worth the additional cost.
Favorite Dish: Combination plate
What to buy:
Buy scorpions! There are lots of keychains, ashtrays, postcards, varied crafts with a picture and even candy in the shape of the aracnid.
Durango is famed to have alacranes, scorpions. Maybe in past times there were many, but my relatives say currently there aren't, and I have seen not even one in my visits. The only alacranes you will see are those nice souvenirs.
September 2008 Stayed at the Best Western Shadow Mountain in Durango. While I was staying in the hotel room someone with a key card tried to enter the room. I had the safety lock on. The person said they needed to check some furniture in the room. I closed the door, called the front desk and asked if they sent anyone. They said they had no work orders. I stated I was little scared and upset. They did NOT ASK what the person looked like or offer to check into the matter. For my OWN SAFETY, I had to call the Durango Police and report it. Whether or not it was their employee or not, the point was they HAD NO CONCERN ABOUT THEIR GUEST SAFETY. Besides the safety issues. The swimming pool was FILTHY, the hot tub was covered during daytime hours. The beds made me ITCHY, the HBO never worked. I was so disappointed and frustrated that NO ONE SEEMED to CARE IN THE LEAST.
This is an ex-convent designed for (but I believe it was never occupied by) a community of nuns (monjas capuchinas.) What I find interesting about these churches is their unique designs and features. For example: twin lateral entrances, the church is not aligned perpindicular to the street - but parallel to it. As I travel around central Mexico I...more
Renting one of these may be what you are looking for 0 a chance to hang out close to where many of the classic western movies were filmed. i didn't actually use this information (which came from the tourist office in Durango), but pass it along here . . .Mexiquillo: 01 675 877-00-7201 675 877-00-60Tecuan: 8 25-69-718 12-97-778 13-39-02Mil Diez: 01...more
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