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Pachuca

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Pachuca (also Pachuca de Soto) is a city of 320,000 people in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico.

Understand[edit]

In addition to its role as a regional center, Pachuca may be known to some as the site where much of Club of Crows, a Netflix series, was shot.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Pachuca is serviced by Mexico City International Airport. There is a comfortable shuttle bus which can be boarded directly from the airport, giving hourly service to and from Pachuca. Depending on traffic conditions, it takes about an hour or two to arrive at this town.

By train[edit]

There is no passenger train service.

By car[edit]

Pachuca is about 90 km (56 miles) north of Mexico City. The road is flat with very few curves. Because it is a toll-highway, it's usually in good conditions.

By bus[edit]

Pachuca is easy to reach by first class bus from several cities in the region, including from Mexico City's North station and Puebla's CAPU station (~2 hr, M$ 200). From the bus station, take a taxi or one of the combi minivans (M$ 7.5) to get to the old city center.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Reloj Monumental (Clock Tower)

Mining Museum

English Cemetery

  • football soccer museum and hall of fame.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

"Pastes". Derived from the Cornwall "Paistie" (but pronounced with a short "a" and "e",) this foodstuf is close to a baked empanada and was popularized by English miners who took them as ready to eat treats for their lunch inside Hidalgo's silver mines. The original ones having been filled with a mixture of leek, potatoes and ground meat, or well with beans, the variety has grown to a somewhat larger assortment. Though there are literally hundreds of establishments selling pastes in Pachuca, "Kiko's" and "El Duque" are strongly recommended. Inquire about chilli pepper content before tasting.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  • Hotel los Baños, Matamoros # 205 Colonia Centro. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Cheap and nice looking colonial style hotel. For luxury, you're probably better off in one of the other options nearby; while the rooms are clean, many things don't work well (windows, locks, internet), but it does come with TV access. Renovated in 2015. For the breakfast you have to pay additional M$60, which it probably is not worth it. Better option is to take breakfast in one of the many nice places nearby. M$ 400 for a single room.
  • Hotel Emily, Plaza Independencia S/N, Colonia Centro, +52 771 71 508 68. Offers 69 rooms. Rates start at USD $60.

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Connect[edit]

Cope[edit]

Go next[edit]

Real del Monte

Parque Nacional (National Park) El Chico

Mineral del Chico

San Miguel Regla

Santa Maria Regla

Thermal spas

Xoxafi Caves

Tolantongo Caves

Prismas basalticos

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