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Durango is the capital of the state of Durango in Northern Mexico. It is a very friendly city.

Get in[edit]

Durango International Airport, or General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport, is a very small airport that has flights from Mexico City and direct flights from the U.S. from Chicago on certain days. The airport is a 15-minute drive from the city center of Durango by taxi.

Get around[edit]

You can easily cover the main attraction of the center by foot. The bus station is around 4-5 km northeast from the city center; you can get a local bus from the center (10 pesos).


  • 1 Basilica of Durango (Basilica Menor Inmaculada Concepción), Av 20 de Noviembre, +52 618 812 5077.
  • 2 [formerly dead link] Cultural Institute of Durango (Instituto de Cultura del Estado de Durango). Situated in a palace-like former porfirian hospital, with many good museums. Free entrance.
  • 3 Old railway station (Antigua Estacion de Ferrocarril). While it's not longer possible to travel by train to Durango, the restored old station with a beautifully restored steam engine, is worth a visit.
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Templo de Santa Ana
  • Templo de San Agustin
  • Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
  • Templo San Juan Bautista de Analco
  • Plaza IV Centenario
  • Palacio de Zambrano
  • Teatro Ricardo Castro
  • Parque Guadiana
  • Instituto de Cultura del Estado de Durango,
  • Museo de Arquelogia Ganot-Peschard


  • See the western filmsets in Chupaderos (bus from terminal, 10 pesos) and in Villa del Oeste (Tue - Sun, 11-18h, 25 pesos). Villa del Oeste is about 1km from Chupaderos. Walk back in direction Durango until you see the compound to your right.






  • Centro Deportivo Juvenil, Colegio Militar, near pedestrian bridge 0.5 km south of bus terminal. Basic accommodation in dorms, dorms 50 pesos.
  • 1 Durango Travellers Hostel, Privada Florida 1135 Int 5 Barrio del Calvario (next to the calvary central library and behind the cable car), +1 52 618 811 35 93, . budget accommodation with shared rooms in separate areas for ladies and gentlemen. Central location, free internet throughout the hostel, a continental breakfast, fully equipped kitchen, an entertainment room with a screen, a fubolito and computer. A terrace with a good view. €10.

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