All About Saltillo Coahuila

Saltillo Coahuila

Saltillo, Coahuila’s capital, is the oldest city in northeastern Mexico. One of the country’s most dynamic industrial centers.

sarape mexico

Saltillo is famous for producing the traditional multi-colored Mexican blanket, the sarape.

Cathedral of Santiago Saltillo Coahuila

The Cathedral of Santiago built between 1746 and 1810, is one of the largest and most beautiful cathedrals in the whole of Mexico. The architecture, which combines ornamental baroque styling and lavishly detailed Churrigueresque styles. The Cathedral features a quarry stone exterior and columns ornamented with flower and medallion designs. The steel cross on its tower is an unmistakable central point across the whole city.

Santo Cristo de la Capilla Saltillo

The cathedral’s altar, like its columns, features characteristic baroque engravings and is liberally plated in gold. Some 45 oil paintings, including an image of Santo Cristo de la Capilla, decorate the interior.

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