If you want to visit one of the youngest cities in the country, you will have to book your vacation to visit the state of Coahuila, more specifically the municipality of Torreon.
This town was founded in 1850 as one of the 38 municipalities that make up the state of Coahuila. It is considered one of the youngest cities in the Mexican country but it was also the scene of the struggles of the Mexican Revolution as well as the unpleasant massacre of the Chinese community.
Torreon has several tourist attractions, such as the great sculpture of the Christ of the Noas, an imposing monument of almost 600 tons that represents Jesus, or the Venustiano Carranza Forest, perfect for walks with the family or to participate in some cultural activity.
You can also visit several religious buildings in the city of Torreon, such as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Carmen, the Church of Perpetual Help or the Parish of San Pedro Apostle among many others.
There is also a cable car, one of the most modern constructions in the city. It is perfect for those who want to see the territory at a glance and then go to the specific points of interest. The route goes from the historic center as well as to the aforementioned Cristo de las Noas.
Within the country, Torreon would stand out not only for being one of the places with a great historical past, but also for its powerful cultural offer.
First of all, we will highlight the Museum of the Revolution or Casa Colorada, one of the buildings with the greatest historical value in the city. On its façade there are bullet impacts that took place during the Mexican Revolution. The Casa Colorada also entered the Guinness Book of Records as one of the smallest museums in the world.
We continue with the Regional Museum of La Laguna where you can learn about the archaeology of La Laguna, observe ancient objects made of ceramics or see the permanent exhibitions so characteristic. Hours are Wednesday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Also don’t miss the Arocena Museum and/or the Casino de la Laguna, open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. This building, built in 1910, is considered one of the most beautiful in the historic center of Torreon.
Within the town of Torreon is Plaza Abastos Torreon, a shopping center that opens its doors to the public every day of the week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except on Sundays, when it closes one hour earlier.
The site covers more than 18,000 square meters and has 187 stores for all types of shopping. Within the community it is a landmark of modernization, much appreciated by its citizens. Among the wide range of offerings are a food market, a restaurant area, as well as a shopping center.