Chihuahua is the capital of the state of Chihuahua. Its economy is driven by agriculture, industry, cattle ranching and the commercial sector. The valley where the city is located is surrounded by the Grande, Santa Rosa and Coronel Hills. These hills encircle an outstanding place of contrasting classic and progressive architecture.
Chihuahua has many attractions like the Cathedral, the Sacred Art Museum, the Municipal Palace, the Casa de Juarez Museum, the Quinta Gameros Mansion, Lerdo Park, the Municipal Library and the University Cultural Center.
One of the main attractions in Chihuahua is the Revolution Museum. One of the most important and recognized military leaders in Mexico’s history, General Doroteo Arango Arámbula (better known as Pancho Villa), lived here. The museum was founded by his widow and displays many of his personal objects and photographs. The Monument to the Division of the North and the Cultural Center are also popular attractions.
The attractions of Chihuahua are clearly linked to the history of the Mexican Revolution. Another example is the Federal Palace. The jail is still intact where Hidalgo was held during his final days. The Altar a La Patria is the tragic site where the father of Mexico was shot. The San Francisco church is also located here. Hidalgo’s body rested here before he was transported to the City of Mexico.
The natural beauty of the city and its surrounding areas are attractions as well. Some of these include Cuevas de las Monas and Ojos del Chiviscar, where many cave paintings still exist.