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 CHIHUAHUA City Guide and Directory

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The state's capital and second largest city (1.7 million), Chihuahua unfortunately doesn't get much attention from North American vacationers. Most visitors are either in transit overnight on their way south to Mexico's interior, or heading westward into the Sierra Tarahumara mountains on a Copper Canyon excursion.

Founded in 1707, the city is very comfortable and prosperous. It showcases some interesting museums, colonial era vestiges, and turn-of-the-century architecture. It is worthy of at least a few days of exploring, and makes an excellent base for sightseeing around Chihuahua state.

Only six hours from the El Paso, Texas, the city is a historical gem. Some of Mexico's most famous citizens, such as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Benito Juarez, and Pancho Villa, have been a part of Chihuahua's past. You can visit the Palacio de Gobierno with grand murals and see the spot where Miguel Hidalgo, referred to as the father of the country, was imprisoned and executed. Museo de La Revolucíon (Quinta Luz as the home was called) was the former home of Pancho Villa and now is a museum dedicated to his life. In the Plaza de Armas, you'll find the dominating cathedral, Catedral de San Francisco, dating to 1717. A couple blocks away is Casa de Benito Juarez, as he held Chihuahua as his capital in the fight against the French invasion in the 1860's.

Chihuahua is a first class city and has all the facilities needed for the Copper Canyon adventurer including an international airport, large and modern bus station, first class hotels and restaurants, and supplies for your visit to the Copper Canyon.

Accommodations, Tours and Travel Services

Campo David Tours, of the Copper Canyon.
Canyon Travel (formerly Columbus), responsible tours to the Copper Canyon.
Caravan Tours, fully escorted tours to the Copper Canyon.
Copper Canyon Guide, guided tours in the Copper Canyon.
Fantasy Caravans, guided RV caravan tours of the Copper Canyon.
Outpost Wilderness Adventures, Copper Canyon tours.
S&S Tours, tours in the Copper Canyon.
Trailhead Inn, affordable hotel in the Copper Canyon.

Business and Border Trade Services

American Industries, industrial real estate in Chihuahua.
ECM International, construction & consulting in Mexico.
Prologis, distribution solutions in Mexico.
Santa Teresa, commercial & industrial real estate along the border.
Cellular Abroad, cellular rentals & services along the US/Mexico border.
Brown, Alcantar & Brown, customs brokers & freight forwarders.
ECM International, construction & consulting in Mexico.
F.C. Felhaber & Company, Inc., customs brokers & freight forwarders.
Lancer's Club, private dining & events club.
Pedraza, customs brokers & freight forwarders.


Business Lodgings in nearby El Paso

Embassy Suites Hotel, at the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez border.
Holiday Inn Airport, at the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez border.
Holiday Inn El Paso Sunland Park, at the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez border.
Howard Johnson El Paso, at the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez border.
Radisson El Paso, at the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez border.
Travelodge El Paso, at the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez border.

Plaza de Armas, Chihuahua's main square

Palacio de Gobierno in the historic center













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