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Culiacan, Mexico

Enrique López-Tamayo Biosca

Culiacán is located in the central region of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Located on the banks of three rivers, this destination is known as the Garden City of Mexico, as it has natural attractions that make it unique

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About Culiacan, Mexico

The city of Culiacán has gained fame in recent years, becoming host of national and international exhibitions and conventions thanks to its wide variety of spaces for events, first-class hotels, interesting museums, great architecture, and the possibility of being close to nature with its outdoor sites for entertainment, knowledge, and recreation.

The historic center of Culiacán stands houses the Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel, formerly known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, the oldest in the city, built in 1842, featuring Neoclassical-style architecture with pink quarry inlaid. Rosales Square is surrounded by buildings such as the Autonomous University of Sinaloa and the House of Culture. Also, Garmendia Market, painted all in white, is a piece worthy of admiration that makes locals feel very proud.

The city also has museums of great prestige. The Sinaloa Art Museum has on display pieces by Gerardo Murillo "Dr. Atl", Jose Luis Cuevas, Lilia Carrillo, Francisco Toledo, Rufino Tamayo, and Pedro Coronel, among other artists. The Sinaloa Science Center is an interactive museum that develops its own research, ranging from biotechnology to robotics. The Constitución Civic Center has extraordinary examples in its collection, including the famous Balubirito Meteorite found in 1871.

If you are visiting Culiacán, you should go to the Culiacán Botanical Garden, it is unique in Mexico and it has a variety of ornamental plants and leafy trees, including the outstanding giant palm trees from India and Africa. The Chino Billetero House Museum has a large collection of archaeological pieces. The Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus once served as a trench for Colonel Madero during the Mexican Revolution. The Temple of Our Lady of Guadalupe "La Lomita" offers the best panoramic views of the city. Las Riberas Park is the ecological, recreational, and natural axis of the city, located on the banks of Humaya River, which has become the main recreational and leisure place for locals. Park 87 is a site with an artificial lake, sports fields, swimming pools, and rides; another attraction you should visit.

Undoubtedly, one of the main attractions of the city are its natural resources, where you can practice various ecotourism activities for leisure and fun. Some of these places are the Ensenada del Pabellón wetlands, Quevedo Bay, Lucenillas Peninsula, Punta San Miguel, and the Villa Juárez crocodile farm. Culiacán has beaches, such as Las Playas de Ponce, Las Arenitas, Cóspita, El Conchal, and La Puntilla, which remain mostly untouched. Its shores are ideal for watching birds, and even dolphins and whales.

***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).

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