Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Durango

Museo de la Ciudad 450

This impressive city museum features an interesting collection of interactive exhibits, from pre-Hispanic times through colonization to the present day, and deal with Durango's economy, mining, traditions and cultur…
Top Choice Museum in Durango

Museo Francisco Villa

Housed in a spectacular colonial mansion, this well-conceived museum pays deep homage to the Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa. Sixteen rooms worth of multimedia displays, films and personal effects tell the s…
Plaza in Durango

Plaza de Armas

Flower- and fountain-filled Plaza de Armas is graced by the handsome baroque Catedral del Basílica Menor. A popular meeting spot, there's a bandstand, shade trees and loads of benches. In the late afternoon and even…
Film Location in Durango

Paseo del Viejo Oeste

Many of the big-screen cowboys have swaggered through this film set. Today the set is a souvenir-drenched theme park with regular mock film productions (2pm and 4pm Monday to Friday; 1pm, 3pm and 5pm Saturday and Su…
Museum in Durango

Túnel de Minería

A mining museum in an underground tunnel. Guides lead visitors past displays on the history of mining in Durango while weaving in legends of the past. Tours (in English and Spanish) last 30 minutes and leave every 1…
Museum in Durango

Museo Regional de Durango

In a palatial French-style, 19th-century mansion, this museum has thorough displays on Durango state's geology, history and culture. Durango's main indigenous population, the Tepehuan people, and the area’s impressi…
Museum in Durango

Museo de Arqueología de Durango Ganot-Peschard

This small, somewhat dated museum has fascinating displays and collection of artifacts from the different indigenous peoples who've lived in the region since the Paleolithic era. Particularly impressive (and a littl…
Museum in Durango

Museo Palacio de los Gurza

This small museum, housed in a gorgeous 18th-century home, has rotating exhibits of modern art by up-and-coming Mexican artists; pieces often have politicized messages about Mexico or its neighbor to the north. Oddl…
Church in Durango

Catedral del Basílica Menor

Durango's Plaza de Armas is dominated by the handsome baroque facade of this cathedral, constructed between 1695 and 1787. The cathedral’s vast, Byzantine interior has fine sculptures, two organs, chandeliers and ce…
Archaeological Site in Durango

La Ferrería

These are the most northerly ancient pyramids in the Americas, though in truth the site requires a large amount of both enthusiasm and imagination, as very little survives. There's a two-room museum explaining the c…