Located south of of the city of Saltillo is located the Magical Town of Parras de la Fuente, or simply “Parras.
” Its landscapes showcase land ripe for agriculture, making this town one of the first few producers of wine in all of America.
Parras will awaken your spirit for culture and adventure, with visits to the Lima Canyon, the filter galleries, or riding a jeep through nature and visiting zones with cave paintings.
The town was named Parras de la fuente after the Saltillo lawyer, Juan Antonio de la Fuente, a champion of Mexican sovereignty against French invaders.
The gastronomy of the region is based in a confluence of indigenous and spanish traits.
The resulting food is not only historically-rooted; it is also simple and delicious.
You can enjoy delicious wines, as well as asado de puerco, an earthy and slightly spicy pork stew, chicken or pork tamales, or barbacoa, succulent slow-cooked meat to be piled on a freshly made flour tortilla.
For dessert you can enjoy the exquisite regional candies of all shapes, sizes, and flavors: fig, pecan, milk, coconut, or apricot, to name a few.
You can also visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Chapel of the Santo Madero.
Additionally, you can visit the House of Culture, the golf court at the Rincón del Montero resort, and the Church and College of San Ignacio de Loyola.
The Hacienda San Lorenzo.
Visit this fascinating hacienda founded in the 16th century to be captivated by the magical history of the first wine cellars for American wine.
Today it is home to the headquarters of Casa Madero, the chief winemaker in Parras, boasting international acclaim.
You can also visit the vineyards and cellars of winemaker Bodegas del Vesubio, where Italian lineage has come together with the natural resources of Mexico to create delicious wines to be samples upon your arrival.
It can get hot in Parras.
But you can cool off in the Rincón del Montero resort, or head to the town’s pool, Estanque la Luz.
Here you can have a refreshing day swimming and eating in the shade, with the Santo Madero chapel, sitting on top of a hill, within your sight.
It is worth visiting it, small though it is, since it gives a great view of the town and is in fact a lovely and quiet place to spend some time in.
Another option for refreshment is the Estanque de la Hacienda, a natural relaxation spot that is fed by spring water and offers several areas to spend some time in.
Other places to visit: Paleontological Museum in the General Cepeda Municipality, Coahuila: 130 km.
) from Parras.
A fun and rich museum where you can find the remains of the first dinosaur found in Mexico.
Things to see and do
cultural and historic tours, haciendas, vineyards, wine tasting, golf, resort, outdoor activities.