Chihuahua is one of Mexico’s most important historical centres, home to renowned museums detailing prominent moments in the country’s rich past. This colonial city is also comprised of pedestrian laneways lined with authentic restaurants, student hangouts and cafes where you’ll discover the true Mexican spirit.
Things to do in Chihuahua
You’ll find many of Chihuahua’s main sights nestled between Avenue Benito Juarez and Calle Juan Aldama. Stroll down either of these streets to uncover the 18th-century Cathedral of Chihuahua, designed with beautiful Spanish Baroque architecture. The surrounding Plaza de Armas is the city’s heart, alive with street performers and vibrant locals.
Discover Chihuahua’s Hollywood-esque history with Mexican Revolutionary general, Pancho Villa, at the Historical Museum of the Revolution, housed in Villa’s former mansion. You can learn about Mexico’s first president, Benito Juarez, in his former home now turned into a museum with his personal effects and famous quotes.
Located across the waterway running through Chihuahua, El Palomar Park is a central gathering place with artwork, public concerts and major events held throughout the year. If you’re looking for a bite to eat while wandering through the park, stop by one of the local restaurants for some of the best chilerelleno in Mexico. But be prepared, it’s very spicy!
Drive about 15 minutes outside of town to reach the intricate cave systems at GrutasNombre de Dios, which are filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Slightly further afield you’ll find Cumbres de Majalca National Park, home to unique rock formations, rare black bears and dense oak forests.
Getting around Chihuahua
The Vivebus service provides reliable and air-conditioned buses that provide transport around most of the city and certain main tourist sights outside of the CBD. You can walk to many of Chuhuahua’s historical attractions, but if you intend on seeing more of the city, you should use a bus or taxi.