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Paquimé Ruins

Heritage of the humanity

A World Heritage city

Casas Grandes en Pueblo Mágico y como Roma, contiene a otra ciudad, Patrimonio de la
Humanidad. Y no es exageración, si nos situamos en los años 600 de nuestra era, ya estaba en
ciernes la construcción de una ciudad, que, a opinión de un conquistador que iba de paso en
1566, “pareciera que había sido trazada por romanos”. Seguramente le sorprendieron sus obras
hidráulicas y la calidad de vida que la ciudad de Paquimé ofreció a sus habitantes.



Placeswhat to visit


Archaeological Zone

Region Map

Select the place you want to visit on the map and marvel at its tourist attractions.

A little history of Chihuahua

Foundation of what is now the city of Chihuahua, which was originally called San Francisco de Cuéllar and later San Felipe El Real de Chihuahua, from this fact the spatial axis of this territory the mining district of Parral to the south, the mission of Casas Grandes and the presidio of Janos to the north "moved" towards the east with the forced passage through Chihuahua.


Some of History

The Casas Grandes area has offered refuge to human groups for 3 thousand years. The
Scholars indicate that it naturally became a center of exchanges
commercial and cultural between the nations of the north and south, hosting more than 3
thousand inhabitants. Seashells, ceramics, turquoise, and macaw feathers were exchanged.
and salt. In 1998 UNESCO recognized Paquimé as a World Heritage Site.


The culture of corn and cassava

In the surroundings of Casas Grandes-Paquimé, corn and squash were grown. Yucca is native to desert areas. Rabbit, wild turkey and bison meat was eaten. Currently, beef, pork and turkey are consumed. The desserts are fabulous based on apple and peach.


Heritage cultural

Between 1060 and 1340 Paquimé reached its maximum development. At the Museum of Northern Cultures located in the Paquimé area, you can learn about this culture, its skills and its beliefs. In the Pueblo Mágico there are the San Antonio Mission, the Cathedral and the main square.

Museum of northern cultures


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