If you want to visit a city full of history whose warm climate will invite you to stroll through its beautiful streets, visit its buildings and museums, as well as enjoy the company of your loved ones, we suggest a trip to the capital of Coahuila: Saltillo.
Departure to Saltillo
There are two ways to get to Saltillo: by air or by land. If you decide to travel to Saltillo by plane, you should know that the closest airport is Saltillo International Airport, Plan de Guadalupe International Airport or Monterrey Airport.
If you decide to travel by bus, many lines connect the entire country with the Saltillo Bus Station as well as national or international highways to go with your own vehicle.
Saltillo is the capital of the state of Coahuila, a region that was born in 1577. Within the city there are cultural and historical attractions and all kinds of plans to do with your family.
To visit Saltillo you have to walk all over the center, as well as the surrounding areas. One of the characteristic things you can’t miss is the Cathedral of Santiago, a baroque building built in 1745, although a century later very significant parts of it were still under construction.
Before entering, its facade will leave you completely amazed by its incredible details, as well as the carvings or its main door. When you get inside you will see more than 40 very representative oil paintings, since all of them are religious works.
Near the cathedral you will also find the Plaza de Armas, the Museo de las aves or the Centro Cultural Vanguardia, as well as handicraft stores where you can buy a typical sarape from Saltillo.
Although it is not a mandatory stop, because it is not part of the historical attractions of the city, Saltillo’s Parque Centro is a shopping mall where you can enjoy the best stores and delicious food.
This beautiful park was created in 1918 and is the most important park in the city of Saltillo. One of its most representative attractions is the lake, better known as La República. It has more than 4 hectares covered by trees, vegetation and very important constructions.
As you walk around you will find people doing sports, cultural activities of all kinds as well as children playing freely. There are also constructions such as busts and statues, as well as the Alameda Central Library.
Sarape de Saltillo
The serape is a unique type of garment within Mexican handicrafts. Its name comes from the Nahuatl language and means blanket, which is made of colorful fabrics and has a rectangular shape. Although this garment is manufactured and recognized throughout the country, its popularity grew largely thanks to Saltillo.
This is due to the fact that the manufacture of the blanket in this region allowed, since it was not so thick, to make much more precise shapes and details than in other parts of Mexico, where it was needed to be thicker to avoid getting cold.