Capital City Victoria de Durango

Victoria de Durango

The capital city Victoria de Durango is situated in the Guadiana valley in the center of the State, Durango is also known as the “pearl of Guadiana”. Victoria de Durango is most extensive and populous city in the State, was founded as “Villa de Durango” by Francisco de Ibarra on July 8th, 1563. Walking through the historic center of Durango is like looking at an architectural book.

Victoria de Durango architecture

It boasts the largest number of historic buildings in the north of the country, earning Durango a spot on the route called the “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro”, or “Royal Inland Road”, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With so many unique buildings, the city of Durango has converted many mansions and palaces into fascinating museums and cultural centers, exhibiting precious antiquities, religious art, historical archives and ethnographic collections which reflect the artistry of the indigenous people who first settled in this region.