Torreon is located in the
State of Coahuila,
Mexico; 277 km west of
Highway 40 in a region known as La Laguna.
It was founded in 1893 and is a modern, industrial city.
Lying beyond a city that offers complete and
excellent quality services to tourists is this enormous cultural richness,
represented by its history, art and customs. When a destination is not
subjected to a predisposed seasonality for tourism, when it attracts its
visitors in a natural and spontaneous manner, and when it succeeds in being
attractive everyday and offering many different things to do,
we can say it
Torreon, which began its growth in 1893, has
established itself as an original symbol of Mexico allowing visitors the
ability to get to know the most unique faces of our country. Even better, it
puts it all within your reach.
Among its main
A sundial is located outside
of this somber church constructed of stone with a central European flair.
the Site "El Torreoncito",
The city received its name
based on this vigilant tower constructed in 1850. It is now a cultural
space exhibiting photos of the city's historical buildings and has a
mausoleum of its builder, don Leonardo Zuloaga.
Historical Museum (Casa del Cerro),
This house was constructed a century ago by the engineer Federico Wulff
as his home. Now, it houses an exhibit of period furniture, art galleries
and an outdoor forum for artistic events.
Plaza de Armas,
Traditional and relaxing
gathering point where people, past and present, meet in its historic
buildings made up of hotels, government offices and banks.
Built by the state of Carlos Arocena, this
building stands out amidst its surroundings, French style elements such as
Art Nouveau and Art Deco adorn its fa®ade.
This appreciated Spanish
Renaissance style structure from the first decade of the twentieth century
preserves relevant historic events.
A sample is the mark left by cannon
strike, which still can be seen in it fa®ade
Old La Laguna Bank,
The neoclassical image of
this property, built in1911,
is an excellent example of the architectural
splendor that the Porfirian style characterizes.
The Anthropology and History Museum
The Regional Museum of Laguna,
Since 1976, this
modern cultural facility has housed in its various rooms,
sample of the first inhabitants of the region and an archeological
collection from the same period.
It also has an exhibit hall, auditorium,
spacious library and a cafe.
Casino de la Laguna
A monument honoring Father Hidalgo.
La Casa Wulff del siglo XIX (Wulff House, 19th century).
La Cruz Hill, with a terrace.
This museum was
recently opened and is already revered for the realism of its wax
sculptures of figures such as Cantinflas, Porfirio Diaz, Hidalgo and
Morelos, among many others.
The Alameda and the Jose Garcia de Letona Library.
Catedral del Carmen.
Parroquia de Guadalupe
(Guadalupe parish church).
Teatro Isauro Martinez,
Construction began on this ambitious and beautiful architectural
project in 1928 by don Isauro Martinez. Its structure de scribed as
Gothic, Byzantine and Moorish, possesses an exquisite pictorial decor with
an oriental flair done by the Valencian artist, Salvador Tarazona. The
theater holds 700 people and is home to the Coahuila Chamber Orchestra.
Cristo de las Noas, This spectacular
religious complex with an area spreading across 70,000 square meters
(753,100 sq.ft.) is situated on the Las Noas Hill. A monumental sculpture
of Christ, which is the second largest monument of its kind in America,
stands 20.8 meters (68.2 feet) tall. Surrounding the monument, the
relevant historical sites in the life of the Nazarene are recreated.
Cueva de la Calendaria (Cave),
where there are
of prehispanic culture.
Built by the estate of Carlos Arocena, this building stands
out amidst its surroundings.
French style elements such as Art Nouveau and
Art Deco adorn its facade.
This museum contains a railcar converted into a science center, an
exhibition room and an antique steam locomotive, No. 1140. Scale models
recreate the history that sparked the progress in La Comarca: the
Museum of the Revolution,
This site, known as the "Casa Colorada", was built in the mid-nineteenth
century as a federal fort during the revolution, to hold off attacks from
the townspeople. Historic coins photos, weapons and the birth certificate
of Don Francisco I. Madero are pre served within this museum.
Eduardo Guerra Historical Center,
Inaugurated in 1923, this former residence of
the cinematographer Isauro
Martinez now safeguards
and valuable documents of the City.
What was once and old theater is now a modern and comfortable cultural
events arena. With the latest technology, the theater opens its doors to
plays, musical concerts, opera and other artistic performances.
Center for the Arts ICOCULT,
Cultural activities such as theater, dance, music and painting are
promoted within the galleries of this original and historic mansion. In
addition to its exhibits, it also has an interesting library.
Fitting with the city, this extension of nature incorporates cultural
spaces (i.e., the municipal public library) art (i.e., sculpture) and
recreational areas (rides and basketball courts).
Venustiano Carranza Forest,
This park was converted into a natural sports and cultural complex. This
vital part of the city is the favorite site among the many families that
seek out nature and sports recreation throughout the week.
Las Etnias Park,
Designed for developing a culture that respects the environment, the park
provides recreation for children and adults including children's
playgrounds, man-made lakes with ducks, fish and other species, and
Fundadores Ecological Park,
waterfalls, bridges and a man-made river are what embrace the visitors of
this park in the city. With recreational areas and an outdoor theater,
this natural space fosters a family atmosphere.
Nazas River Bridge, Inaugurated in 1932,
this bridge was built by the states of Coahuila
The structure, which spans across the Nazas River, is the
principal roadway connection between Torreon and the cities of Gomez
Palacio and Ledo, which are in Durango.
Francisco Sarabia International Air Port,
In order to serve its users, this completely renovated
airport integrates the most modern and functional customer service systems,
making it an excellent example of an aviation infrastructure.
It is the
first in the country to have an ecological substation.
Sierra de Jimulco,
For those looking to come into contact with nature, this mountainous
relief located 70 km (43.4 miles) to the south of Torreon offers ideal
conditions for mountain climbing (on Picacho
Hill which is
3.120 meters (10,236 ft. high), walking, rock climbing, rappelling,
mountain biking, and riding all-terrain vehicles. The guided tours take
into account all security.
The main festival in Torreon is La Feria del Algodon y La Uva (the Cotton
and Grape Fair), and is celebrated in September (8th-22th).
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