Quality Inn Chihuahua San Francisco
Victoria 409 Col. Centro
Phone: (52) 614 4399000
Fax: (52) 614 4153538
Cathedral of Chihuahua is considered one of the architectural gems of North Mexico for its splendid Baroque structure. It took 100 years to build this 17th-century cathedral due to finances allocated for the war between Apaches and Comanches during that period. The cathedral has an uncanny resemblance to Saint Peter's Basilica with a Latin Cross below the dome. The grand interior boasts altars built with Carrara marble and quarry stones, a German organ and huge Venetian-style crystal chandeliers adorning the ceiling. Though the highlight of the cathedral remains the Black Christ of Mapimi. While here, one can also visit the Sacred Art Museum to know more about the religious art during the 18th Century. All in all, this is a great place to soak in regional history, art and culture.
City Hall of Chihuahua is the residence of the Mayor of the City of Chihuahua. This 20th-century structure, a major landmark of the city, was built as the Royal House in 1721. The influence of Olympian style architecture is reflected in the Corinthian columns, huge mirrors adorning the walls and the stained-glass windows.
Palacio del Gobierno is a majestic palace built in the 18th century that has colossal interiors ornamented with plaques and frescoes depicting the local history, art and culture.
San Francisco Temple is one of the oldest and most-visited attraction in the city of Chihuahua. This Catholic church was built in the 18th Century and has a modest architecture. The site has become an important landmark for locals as the temple's West Chapel houses the embalmed body of the Father of the Nation, Hidalgo.