Sightseeing in Chihuahua - what to see. Complete travel guide
One of the major industrial centers of Mexico, Chihuahua is situated on the plateau called the North Mesa. The height of the city is 1400m above the sea level. Here are well-developed mechanical engineering, wood processing, chemical, textile, pulp, and paper industries. The suburbs of the city are the locations of ore base and precious metals mining.
The town has a railway line, the journey on which will be a real pleasure. The highway is built through the picturesque countryside. Barranca del Cobre is particularly interesting to visitors. The name of this place is translated as "Copper Canyon". This is a whole series of majestic canyons that create a truly unforgettable sight. Each of the 20 canyons is approximately four times bigger than the famous Grand Canyon. During the ride the train passes 39 bridges and 86 tunnels in total.
The most important commercial and industrial center of the region offers to its guests an excellent opportunity to study the country's history and the way of life of the local residents. This city has played an important role in revolutionary events in the history of the country. Museum of Revolution and the monument devoted to Miguel Edalgo remind of these events. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The popular attraction is the cable railways called Barrancas. It is one of the longest railways in the world. Its length is 2 750 m. Each of its cars accommodates 60 people. For the natives, the cable railway is an indispensable type of transport. It can carry up to 500 passengers every hour. For tourists, the funicular ride is a wonderful opportunity to admire picturesque landscapes from a birds eye view.
On the Plaza de Armas, there is the fascinating cathedral Church. It is considered as one of the main religious attractions in the city. This magnificent church was projected in 1725 and completely built in 1826. As the church had been built for over a hundred years ago, its exterior combines the elements of different architectural styles. Its facade is a harmonious combination of baroque, neo-Gothic and classical elements. The temple is also distinguished by its interior.
Hikers often choose the submontane district of Sierra Tarahumara for walks. It attracts not only with its nature, but also from an ethnographic point of view. The American Indian tribes are still live here. The main mean of their subsistence is subsistence farming. In Indian settlements, tourists are always welcomed. Travelers can learn about the aborigines’ way of living and buy interesting hand-made souvenirs.
The Cerrito de la Virgen Rock is unique in its own way too. It has become world-famous because of the huge colorful painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This masterpiece was painted by the artist Bill Jordan in 1957. The rock painting is 12 m high and 3 m wide. This big saints’ painting has been a pilgrimage place for thousands of travelers for over 50 years.
As for outstanding nature attractions, the Basaseachi Falls is worth being mentioned. It is included in the list of the highest waterfalls in Mexico. It is 246 m high. Today, this magnificent waterfall is located on the territory of the unique natural park. It is surrounded by wonderful pine forests and impregnable rocks. When hiking, you can admire swift mountain rivers and see wild animals.
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Check on the map: Distance from Chihuahua center - 104.3 km.The striking peculiarity of the strange cave are the huge crystals, next to which man looks very tiny. The presence of these incredible mineral formations is partly due to the peculiar climate within the cave. The length of the largest discovered crystal is about 11 meters, and the width - 4 meters. Since the discovery, the cave has attracted the numerous biologists who are trying to find the old microorganisms in the crystals … Read further
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