Matamoros is a frontier City located 91 km.
to the southeast of
Reynosa in the State of Tamaulipas by the federal highway 2 in Mexico.
Strategically well located at the
Mexican-American border, Matamoros receives a geographic privilege that hosts thousands of
visitors from within and abroad each year who come here knowing that they are welcomed
with a happy smile and friendly hand.
Founded in 1774 under the name of
"San Juan de Los Esteros Hermosos", Matamoros is named in honor of Don Mariano
Matamoros, insurgent soldier and priest who died during the Mexican War of Independence.
In 1851 for its brave and
heroic deed rejecting a bloody separatist assault during the hostilities between
Centralist and Separatists following the Mexican-American War, the State and Federal
Congress awarded our proud Matamoros city the titles of "Heroic, Unconquered and
Come and open the door to a modern
and dynamic city, to the wonders of a noble and generous land. Matamoros, the gateway to
Mexico is a city that encompasses magic, tradition, and shares with you the joy of its
streets embellished by the splendor of its history.
Matamoros is a city that prides
itself to offer our guests security, comfort ability, a wide range of services such as
first class hotels, a great deal of restaurants where one can enjoy Northern Mexico and
local cuisine, and many cultural and business centers to suit any taste. All this makes
our city, a tourist attraction worth visiting and where one can witness a modern city in
hand with its history.
Matamoros invites you to find the
magic that has captivated the people who have chosen it as a place to spend a pleasant
time. It is our desire to be able to share with you our Citys culture, hospitality
and the spirit of friendship that characterizes the people of Matamoros.
Today Matamoros holds an
exceptional ensemble of historical buildings and public spaces for our guests to enjoy.
Join us then for a stroll down the streets of our past and be enchanted by the history and
beauty of our magnificent city.
Among Matamoros interesting places are:
The Main Square where you can see
Hidalgo and Juarez
The Museum of the Maize
Puerta Mexico or New Bridge.
Inaugurated in 1928 to communicated Matamoros with its sister City of Brownsville, Texas. In 1963 it was remodeled under the
administration of Mexican president Adolfo Lopez Mateos. The unique structure of the
bridge the gateway between Mexico and the United States.
(Calle Ocho and Calle Hidalgo). Originally built in the 19th
century to serve as a hospital for civilians and military servicemen. In 1970 it underwent
drastic changes in its interior and exterior design. Today it houses the Institute
Regional de Bellas Artes, promoting culture among the inhabitants of Matamoros.
of Calle Siete and Calle Herrera). Built by and English descendant
that settled in Matamoros with his family to take care of businesses and ranches in
Tamaulipas, Don Meliton H. Cross, it is the only Victorian style home in Northern Mexico.
A beautiful house built in 1885, it was acquired in 1991 by Don Filemon Garza Gutierrez
and remodeled to its original structure.
Juarez Market Square
Matamoros, Calle Matamoros between Calle Nueve and Calle Diez). Without a doubt our tourists and
visitors will enjoy walking through the halls of the Juarez Market filled with colorful
Mexican folklore and arts.
Sexta in front of Teatro Reforma). Built in 1860 with a colonial
style, among its features are continuous balconies and unique cornices.
Teatro de la Reforma
of Calle Sexta and Calle Abasolo). Also called "The opera
Theater", it was originally built in 1865. In 1904 it witnessed a historical moment
when for the first time in Tamaulipas our countrys national anthem was interpreted
by its composer Don Jaime Nuno.
Sexta between Calle Gonzalez and Calle Morelos). Originally built in 1831, it has
undergone several styles over the years: 1870 French Creole style. 1934 California style.
1958 contemporary style. 1995 rebuilt to imitate the French Creole style that constituted
the original building.
Sexta between Calle Gonzalez and Calle Morelos). Originally established as a meeting
place for the urban line by the founding families in the corner of Calle Quinta and Calle
Matamoros, it was relocated in 1814 to the area where it is today. It was named after Don
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, father of our countrys independence from the Spanish
Cathedral of "Nuestra
Señora del Refugio" (Calle Quinta between Calle Gonzalez and Calle
Morelos). Built in 1832, it has suffered many
hurricanes and has been rebuilt maintaining its original French Creole style. In 1958 Pope
John XXlll created the New Dioceses for Matamoros and assigned as Cathedral the church of
"Nuestra Señora del Refugio". Today it beautifies the center of our city.
Casamata Museum (Calle
Degollado and Calle Guatemala). Built in 1865, it served as a small
fort just before the Mexican-American War. Restored in 1970, today it is one of the oldest
surviving buildings from the period and an important museum that exhibits relics of our
citys past and present.
Bagdad Beach (Approximately
20 miles from the bridge. Calle Lauro Villar). Our beach, Playa Bagdad is the
center stage for "El Festival del Mar" (Festival of the Sea).This recreational
spot is also a natural treasure visited by thousands of people each year. It is an ideal
place for fun in the sun.
Matamoros principal celebrations are the Mexican
Festivities of Matamoros celebrated 6 days before Lent, with a parade of floats, fairs and
many others attractions
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