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Welcome to Durango

Platillo Típico de Durango - Arrachera

Platillo Típico - Arrachera

Puente de Ojuela

Puente de Ojuela

Bolsón de Mapimi

Bolsón de Mapimi

Vista Panorámica

Vista Panorámica

Durango is a state of great mineral wealth and an important industrial hub, particularly in the region of La Laguna near the border with Coahuila. It is known for it remarkable biodiversity and for spectacular desert landscapes, which have been the scene of numerous Hollywood films.

In the state there are settlements of ethnic groups Huicholes, Tarahumaras and Chorus, among others, besides having diverse Mennonite communities. The city of Durango is the capital and main urban settlement, with a revitalized historical center, diverse museums, and churches of great beauty. There is also a cable car and the Museo Túnel de Minería.

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The Durango City, a Colonial Treasure

The Durango City, a Colonial Treasure

The Durango City is a colonial treasure of unparalleled beauty. The Durango City, originally founded as Villa de Durango, had a resurgence with the discovery of precious minerals in the Sierra Madre Oriental in the 18th century, which reached a boom that allowed the...

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Durango National Fair

Durango National Fair

The Durango National Fair is the fair of all where first class shows are enjoyed The Durango National Fair known as La FENADU is one of the largest and most important fairs in the state of Durango and one of the most important nationally. Each year, the presentations...


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Durango Information

Tourist routes  for traveling by car:

Durango is a site rich in culture and spectacular natural beauties. The historic center of the state capital has the largest number of well-preserved historic buildings in the north of the country. The capital of Durango is noted as one of the cities considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco as part of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.
The Bolsón de Mapimí area in the northern part of the state is well-known for adventure tourism, with spectacular sites such as the Salto del Agua Llovida with waterfalls up to 80 meters high, the Puente de Ojuela that crosses a dry stream and the impressive Zona del Silencio with magnetic anomalies and a remarkable endemic biodiversity.

Main Roads:

Highway 40 that departs from Matamoros, Tamaulipas and ends in Mazatlán, Sinaloa crosses the state and passes through the cities of Gómez Palacio and Durango. Highway 49 connects the city of Fresnillo, Zacatecas with Gómez Palacio in the La Laguna region. In addition, Highway 45 connects the state capital with the city of Hidalgo del Parral in the state of Chihuahua.

Most important cities:

Durango with 518,709 inhabitants.
Goméz Palacio with 257,352 inhabitants.
Ciudad Lerdo with 79,669 inhabitants.