Piedras Negras is located 441 km north of
Saltillo via Federal Highway 57 in the State of
Piedras Negras is called La Puerta de Mexico
(Mexico's Door) because of the flow of commercial traffic and people that passes
through it. It is the sister city,
across the Rio Grande, of Eagle Pass, Texas. Piedras Negras is
well-known for its ranches where sportsmen can hunt species of high-class.
Throughout its history, the
enormous ability that this city has had for adaptation has been the
essential factor that has given shape to the Piedras Negras of today. The
door to our country, its strategic geographical location has been unified
with the attributes of its land and people to create an attractive
destination with very unique qualities. Its complete tourist, business and
service infrastructures are part of the current, modern image of a city in
constant transformation, and yet it still maintains a great potential for
development and things to offer.
Piedras Negras, a welcoming city
that invites stories of progress and friendship to be written upon its blank
Piedras Negras main
The ruins of San Bernardo
Mission (XVIII century)
The Handicrafts Museum
The Culture House
The Hunting and Fishing
De La Ventana Caverns
Mercado Zaragoza, with a
wide variety of Mexican crafts
El Santuario de Nuestra
Señora de Guadalupe,
Built in 1859 of ashlar, cement and wood, this church has survived the
battles of the Cristero movement in 1927 and an explosion in 1934, leading
to its renovation in 1935.
The construction of its current towers began in
Folkloric commercial center where one is able to buy a variety of original
arts and crafts from the state: vases, leather articles, crystal, clay and
ceramic, as well as regional candy. All at very reasonable prices.
International Bridges I and
II, Modern transportation infrastructure for
both tourists and businesses, these bridges connect Eagle Pass, in the
United States, with Piedras Negras. The development that they represent is
illustrated by the high volume of cargo that passes through customs, which
makes them very important to our country.
Housing the local government offices, this
construction, built in 1986 and adorned with a sculpture of don Miguel
Hidalgo and a symbolic bell, sits in harmony with the spectacular setting
of the Macroplaza.
I and II,
Extensive recreational and cultural area where sports can be played on the
available courts or in its large green areas. Being well-kept, its modern
de sign stands out. Its comfortable benches offer the perfect place to sit
back and relax while enjoying the architecture.
International Airport, With a 2,050-meter
(6,725-foot) long and 30-meter (98-foot) wide runway and all the elements
of aeronautic safety, the services of this medium-sized airport include
customs and immigration.
Piedras Negras has good
hotels and restaurants.
Many local artisans
specialize in leatherwork.
The Expo Piedras Negras
Fair is celebrated in August (9 - 14); and the Popular Fair on April 28th.
The main celebration is
"La Feria del Sol" (Festival of the Sun), which takes place during the second
week of July; with industrial, commercial, agricultural, and cattle exhibitions.
Plaza de las Tres Culturas,
In this square you can fin a culture mix
like, Maya, Aztec and olmec, with this you can enrich you knowledge about
customs, thoughts, ideas and symbolism of Mexican roots.
The main attractions are:
Piramide del sol . -
Faithful copy from its original, with dimensions in its base of 26.8 mts,
x 26.8 mts and 10.85 mts high. Inside counts with an auditorium with 100
people capacity, where takes place public and private events, seminaries,
conferences or expositions.
Piramide de los 365 nichos .-
Faithful copy from its original, with dimensions in its base of 12.3 mts x
12.3 and 7.5 mts high.
Piramide “el castillos”. -
Faithful copy from its original, with dimensions in its base of 13.32 mts
x 13.32 mts and
7.4 mts high.
Picture area , with 36 murals
Musical source with light and sound (dimension of 10mts x 30 mts and 70
Cultural building and Planetarium (with cafeteria, local sell of books
and magazines and space to souvenirs sell.
sculptures of Maya, Aztec and olmec cultures.
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