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Things to Do in Chihuahua, Mexico

  • Plaza Mayor and its surroundings.

This plaza is located only a few streets away from the Cathedral. Also known as Macroplaza or Plaza del Angel, it’s a space where is located a statue of an angel called “Ángel de la Libertad”; this plaza is surrounded by different parks and other sculptures. On its surroundings we find the dancing fountains that present a show of great beauty where the water springs dance in synchrony with classical music. The Cathedral of the city is one of the most emblematic baroque style buildings in Mexico. At the south of Plaza Mayor we find Paseo Bolívar, a street with some mansions and colonial houses of spectacular beauty that bring us back in time, the most spectacular is Quinta Gameros, one of the most beautiful mansions of Mexico that now is an important museum that shows how the rich families lived in the XIX century Mexico.

  • Zona Dorada.

Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) is called that way because of the bars, restaurants and night clubs that are on it. It’s located on Juárez Avenue; you can’t miss a party night of the most famous zone of Chihuahua!

  • Nombre de Dios Caves.

Located on the northern part of the city, these caves have spectacular formations of stalactites and stalagmites formed by natural phenomena for millions of years. The guided tour lasts a little more than an hour, where you’ll pass 17 halls and on its surroundings you’ll find all the basic services. The caves were inaugurated in 2000, when the place was adapted for visitors.

  • Cumbres de Majalca National Park.

This beautiful National Park is located on the north of Chihuahua City. The main characteristics are the rock formations eroded by rain and wind through the years. Also Cumbres de Majalca is one of the few places in Mexico where you can see the black bear and other species, including some endemic of this zone. Among the main activities to do in this stunning National Park are trekking, hiking and landscape observation, a paradise for photography lovers; in the zone named Cañón de las Hadas (Fairies Canyon) there is a camping zone with bathroom services.

  • Ojos del Chuvíscar Archeological Zone.

This archeological zone is located just 15 minutes away from the city; there you’ll find rock paintings from the 600 to 1000 b.C., with abstract design that possibly represents the planet Venus, just like human figures, zigzag lines and some geometrical figures. Also, some have nature forms, like farming animals. On the outside of the cave are some rock formations in unusual colors like orange, pink, purple and green.

  • Railway Chihuahua – Pacífico.

From Chihuahua to Los Mochis you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Mexico on board of the Chepe, the only passenger train of the country and the only terrestrial way between these two cities. On board this masterpiece of Mexican engineering you’ll pass 37 bridges and 86 tunnels while you see the impressive landscapes of Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon) on the northern part of Sierra Madre Occidental. With 9 tourist stations that will amaze you, you cannot miss this one of a kind trip of 418, 18 miles.