Mexico Chihuahua, Mexico, is home to some surprising architecture.

Published on June 25th, 2017 | by Mark Chesnut

Chihuahua, Mexico, is home to some surprising architecture.

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Founded in 1709, the city of Chihuahua, Mexico, may not be at the top of most travelers’ bucket lists. But it’s a rewarding place to explore history, culture, cuisine and nature. During my recent visit to write an article about the Top 5 Reasons to Visit Chihuahua, Mexico for TravelAge West, I was wowed by the architecture in this northern Mexico city, and these are some of my favorite shots.

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You’ll find a mix of architectural styles here, in this spread-out city. Colonial religious structures contrast with neoclassical and other elegant forms of 19th and 20th-century architecture that reflects the wealth that some local residents have enjoyed over the decades. Chihuahua was even a hometown for the legendary Pancho Villa, and you can admire the elegant architecture of one of Pancho Villa’s former homes from the inside. Strikingly modern architecture creates even more contrast — as viewed in a local university campus and in a few random storefronts.

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My biggest piece of advice for visiting Chihuahua, Mexico — especially if you’re a fan of Mexican architecture — is to keep your eyes open and your camera or cellphone ready.

WHERE I STAYED: The Ramada Encore Chihuahua Hotel and the Quality Inn Chihuahua (click on the links to read my full Chihuahua hotel reviews and decide which is best for you)

MORE INFO: Visit the state of Chihuahua’s tourism site or the Mexico Tourism Board’s Chihuahua travel section.

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The founder and editor of, Mark has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager. He's worked with some of the biggest consumer, in-flight and travel trade publishers that cover Latin America.

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