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The oldest town in Chihuahua

In 1567 Santa Bárbara was founded, its mines began to produce silver of very good quality, 64 years before “la negrita” was discovered in Parral, which is just 20 minutes from Santa Bárbara. The wealth concentrated in the subsoil of this area has been the subject of countless studies. Its deposits include gold, silver, fluorite and zinc.

Placeswhat to visit

Villa Route

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Some of History

This area was populated by the original Rarámuris and Tepehuano peoples, when Rodrigo del Rio y Loza, a member of Francisco de Ibarra's expedition, discovered silver in the surrounding hills. Very soon, gambusinos and merchants arrived from the south to benefit from the benefits of the subsoil. By the year 1600, the population had already grown to 7 thousand inhabitants.
In just a few years, Santa Bárbara became the richest town in the north of New Spain.



Traditional food:
A true delight to your palate

The cuisine was developed thanks to the ingredients produced in the nearby Hacienda de San Gregorio. During your visit, be sure to taste the enchiladas, stuffed chiles, roast pork or beef with red chili, beef barbacoa and gorditas. stuffed with any stew.

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Heritage cultural

Cultural heritage The Miner's Museum and Community Museum installed in the old railway station are must-sees to learn the history of this town, in addition to the parish of Santa Bárbara which dates back to 1571. The particularity that this mineral has is the clock brought of Germany in 1907 and which continues to function marking not only the hours, but the rhythm of families, playing the melody “lost love” at 6 a.m. at 12 at 6 p.m. and at 10 p.m.

Saint Barbara Parish

Santa Barbara

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