The area has various tourist attractions to visit during these Holy Week and Easter holidays, so if you won’t be leaving the city, you can take advantage of this season to learn more about the emblematic sites of Torreón.
Elías Habib Rodríguez Pérez, president of the Torreón Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), said that tram tours with different themes are encouraged, there are also places you can go, a wide variety of museums and religious activities, for which the hotel’s occupancy rate is estimated to remain close to 40% during these two weeks.
As part of religious activities, at the Sanctuary of Cristo de las Noas, there will be Palm Sunday Mass at 1:00 p.m., Thursday 14 at 7:00 p.m. will be the washing of the feet, Friday 15 the Stations of the Cross at 9:00 a.m. In the magical town of Viesca, the procession of silence will take place on Friday the 15th at 6:00 p.m., in the parish of Santiago Apóstol, and will feature the participation of Cardencheras de Durango and the Voces del Desierto choir, accompanied by the Philharmonie ensemble of the Desert. The use of face masks is mandatory.
As tourist attractions, the Cristo de las Noas stands out this season with its religious complex that includes replicas of chapels from the Holy Land and panoramic views. Puerto Noas, a space with different esplanades and cultural and artistic activities, in addition to having the cable car route and the Astronomical Observatory.
Also promoted is the Sports Gallery, a photographic exhibition of the history of sports in the region, in the facilities of the Sports Unit of Torreón.
The Planetarium, inside the Urban Forest, a space for science and technology, specializing in astronomy.
The Lira Aviary, on the Mieleras Highway at kilometer 4.5, exhibits over 2,500 bird specimens.
The Model Territory of Santos offers a tour of the stadium facilities and exhibition spaces for groups of people, by prior reservation, on the road to San Pedro, kilometer 7.
The Paseo Colón, with artistic, cultural and sports activities, on the road of the same name, every Sunday.
VISIT TO MUSEUMS
It is also recommended to visit museums such as Arocena, considered contemporary art, in the historic center of Torreón; Regional of La Laguna, of regional identity, in the Venustiano Carranza forest; of the Revolution, exhibition of memorabilia and objects from the Mexican Revolution.
The Currency Museum, with the history of currency and its impact on the economy, at the Bank of Mexico; the Railway, with the history of this mode of transport at the beginning of the 20th century; Cotton, with history on the development of agriculture in the region; the Casa del Cerro, an emblematic German-style construction.
The Canal de la Perla, a cultural space located in the old underground aqueduct, in the historic center, with access from Calle Cepeda.
Among the tram tours, the panoramic tour of the historic center of the city is promoted, from Tuesday to Sunday at different times, departing from the Plaza Mayor, through Galeana and Matamoros streets, lasting one hour. Another is the lagoon tour, which covers the main points of the lagoon region, lasting 1.5 hours. And the bartending, which goes through the historic cantinas, lasts two hours and is adults-only. It should be noted that all visits have a cost.
In the case of Gómez Palacio, the Tourism area has reported that there will be a tram ride from Thursday April 14 to Sunday April 24, with two daily departures. The Riddle Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 12.
In Lerdo, Raymundo Park operates from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All kinds of food and drink can be brought, except for glass, gas tanks and pets.
In Mapimí the Viacrucis 2022 will take place on Friday the 15th in the main square starting at 10:00 a.m.
Santa Clara will be open all week beginning at 11:00 a.m., with picnicking, horseback riding, and camping. Santa Julia will be open April 9-24, also with camps and general tours from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Ojuela Bridge will have a schedule from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with zip lines at 500, 450 and 300 meters, in addition to the possibility of camping, which includes a guided tour of the mine.