Parras is located 150 km west of
Saltillo (21 km south of Federal Highway 40) in
of Coahuila, Mexico; is
one of the most colorful and typical towns in Coahuila. Parras de la Fuente, with many
colonial buildings, is noted for its beautiful places to swim and its huge trees. These
features have given it the name "Oasis of Coahuila".
Among Parras de la
Fuente main attractions are:
Icon of Parras strength, it was built in 1979
to resemble the Government Palace of Saltillo. The old fountain in the
esplanade (1946) and a mural in its interior give a glimpse of the history
of the city.
Hacienda Antigua de Perote,
Now also a hotel, this relaxing place, which belonged to
the Madero family up until 1936, continues its winemaking tradition with
limited productions of good table wines and traditional sotol (a mescal
Madero House and Wine Museum,
The tradition that don Lorenzo García began in 1597 with
the first winery in America continues firm in the heirs of don Evaristo
Madero, who bought the San Lorenzo Hacienda 1893. The tours through its
museum and winery tell of the legacy bestowed in its wines, which have
been internationally recognized and awarded.
San Ignacio de Loyola Church and School,
Constructed in 1607, the church presents a
beautiful altar covered in gold dust. In the adjoining school, paintings
from the seventeenth century and the Mateo Archive of historical documents
Open space that has a clock tower in memory of the
martyrs of the Revolution.
Santa Maria de las Parras Church,
Constructed in a neoclassical style in 1648, this chapel
preserves the city’s
“Act of Foundation.
Casa del Abuelo, The
splendor of the Porfirian architecture is evident in what was once the
residence of don Francisco I. Madero, leader and martyr of the revolution.
Santo Madero Church,
on top of De Sombreretillo Hill, whose strong faithful following goes back
to 1868 when it was built.
Nuestra Señora de
Dating back to
the sixteenth century, its interior is enriched with alter pieces and
paintings by Antonio Torres, a well-known painter from the area.
Tree-lined and relaxing area where the joy from children’s playgrounds and
the Municipal Public Library can be found amidst its gardens.
Aqueducts, Forming part
of the setting,
these imposing and solid structures were built in the beginning of the
La Hacienda Pond,
spring fed swimming pool with recreational areas.
Bodegas del Vesubio Winery,
An Italian lineage mixed with the good ness
of this land give root lo a family tradition of good wines, which can be
tasted during your visit.
La Luz Pond, Traditional
family area bordered by the Santo Madero. The pond has been fed by
mountain springs since 1888 and is ideal for taking a dip or enjoying a
barbeque under its palapas (thatched roof huts).
Museo y Templo San Ignacio
Recinto Andres Viesca
Obelisco a Francisco I.
Monumento a la Vendimia
(Grape Harvest Monument)
Parras is also famous for
its wines, produced by wineries that date from the 16th century and which have received
many international awards.
One of the most important
attractions of Parras is the wonderful colonial building "Museo del Vino"
(Museum of Wine), with displays of grinding machines, stills, and retorts that were
brought from Paris during the 19th century.
The main festival in this
town is la Feria de la Uva y el Vino (Grape and Wine Festival), which takes place in
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Francisco I. Madero
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