DURANGO, MEXICO LAST OF A WONDERFUL CITY - THE BACKPACKING

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Monday, June 2, 2014

DURANGO, MEXICO LAST OF A WONDERFUL CITY

After repeated expeditions to the north of our country by the Spaniards , the town of Durango was officially founded in 1563, by Captain Francisco de Ibarra, but it was not until the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this beautiful capital of the province of Nueva Vizcaya has extraordinary growth indisputably linked to the economic boom , due to the significant production of gold and silver mines located in the region of the streams of the
Sierra Madre .

For the year 1833 , only mineral San Dimas had produced 55 billion pesos , although previously, the mineral La Candelaria , owned by wealthy miner Juan Jose Zambrano, had made possible the construction of one of the most important architectural city ​​: the Palace and Teatro Coliseo Zambrano today Government Palace and Victoria Theatre .

 Being declared Durango ecclesiastical capital of all the Northwestern New Spain , the need for sustaining a strong " spiritual conquest " , coupled with the marked Spanish religiosity , make donations flowing rich miners and ranchers then, aimed at construction of temples and monasteries . Durango Cathedral is the most significant example of this momentum building . Come and peek into the past of this beautiful colonial city. In its beautiful historic center , nearly a thousand buildings constructed over three centuries await : baroque , neoclassical , neo-Gothic or eclectic , dumb of the great moments in the history of this city witnesses.