Top 10 Things to do in Saltillo, Mexico

July 23, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Saltillo (Spanish pronunciation: [salˈtiʝo] ( listen)) is the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. As of the 2015 census, Saltillo had a population of 807,537 people, while the population of the metropolitan area was 923,636 inhabitants, making Saltillo the largest city and the second largest metropolitan area in the state of Coahuila and the 19th most populated metropolitan area in the country.
Restaurants in Saltillo

1. Museo del Desierto

Perif. Luis Echevarria, Saltillo, Mexico +52 844 986 9000
Excellent
66%
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4.5 based on 589 reviews

Museo del Desierto

Reviewed By Drew P

My wife and I took a day trip to Saltillo, and this is the main attraction and the "must see" of Saltillo. It was really well done! Well organized, well put together, good mixture of displays, info, interactive, etc. We spent about 3 hours total, including a quick lunch. Which, by the way, if you are in a rush, or forget to eat before, the small restaurant was fine. Good hamburger (only burger, hot dog, or panini with fries for lunch). Also some snack areas around the museum.
We read a review of someone who found a English speaking guide. $250MX for a guide, however there were no English guides the day we went. All signs in Spanish (google translate is legit - use camera and hold up to sign and translate in real time on your screen).
Live animals out back. Nothing special, if anything a little sad for the small exhibits.

Plaza de Armas, Saltillo, Mexico
Excellent
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4.5 based on 208 reviews

Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo

Reviewed By Massimo_Voldemort - Voghera, Italy

During a trip to downtown, we had chance for a short visit to this historical place.
It was a function and I was not able to go in for a long. For what I could see uch better from outside than inside, however I would recommend to ask info or a local guide for better details.

3. Museo de las Aves

Hidalgo y Bolivar 151, Saltillo 25000, Mexico +52 844 414 0168
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Museo de las Aves

Reviewed By sandraurena - San Salvador, El Salvador

Creepy but cool. Old but quiche. Admiring dead birds is Not my favorite thing to do, BUT do not miss any classical music concert in the tiny hall at the entrance. The accoustic is great and most of the musicians are truly amazing.

Calle Juan Aldama | Centro, Saltillo, Mexico
Excellent
46%
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 66 reviews

Alameda Zaragoza

Reviewed By Jill D - Saltillo, Mexico

After exploring downtown, take a break on a bench in the Alameda Zaragoza. Enjoy an ice cream while people watching. Take kids to play on the playground. Sit in the shade on the talavera-tiled benches by the Frog Fountain. Read a book in the library. Gaze on the statues, tree carvings, and Fountains.
If one visits in November, the Alameda is a favorite resting place for the monarch butterflies on their annual migration from Canada to Michoacan.
And there are free, (usually) clean, public restrooms!

5. Museo del Sarape y Trajes Mexicanos

Calle Ignacio Allende sur Zona Centro 160 | Zona Centro, Saltillo 25000, Mexico +52 844 481 6900
Excellent
51%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Museo del Sarape y Trajes Mexicanos

Reviewed By Ruby4861 - Mexico City, Mexico

An exquisite and unique display of sarape and other mexican costumes which are more than hundred. The museum is clean and the displays are well explained. There are videos also in the rooms explaining the history of sarape.
It also explains how the sarape is made...
Worth a visit to this art which is disappearing so fast!

6. Centro Cultural Casa Purcell

Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla Norte, Saltillo, Mexico
Excellent
49%
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34%
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Centro Cultural Casa Purcell

Reviewed By Wilfrido S

If you are interested in art, you definitely should visit Casa Purcell. Casa Purcell has art mostly from Saltillo residents. I like to visit as often as possible so I can see what's new. You will find different sections/rooms with different artists' work. My favorite time I went was when they drew on all of the white walls with black chalk. Amazing! You can drop by Casa Purcell and then go next door to Banco Purcell or vice versa to learn about the history of the place.

7. Museo de la Revolucion Mexicana

Hidalgo Sur, Zona Centro, Saltillo, Mexico +52 844 410 4794
Excellent
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Museo de la Revolucion Mexicana

Reviewed By Liz S - Austin, Texas

Very informative and a very modern, interactive museum. It's free so it's a good value. It is not very big so it won't take too long, plus is right near downtown so you'll likely be in the area.

8. Museo de la Cultura Taurina

Calle Xicotencatl 283, Saltillo 25000, Mexico
Excellent
62%
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38%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Museo de la Cultura Taurina

Reviewed By Erasmo A

As a critisized and fordbidden tradition, bullfighting was inherated by the spaniard who tamed this lands, and established this tradition that have been active for more than 400 years in Saltillo, the bloody sport has his hot spot in the museum, also you can drink coffee on the lobby.

9. Iglesia San Juan Nepomuceno

Ignacio Sur 512 | Zona Centro, Saltillo 25000, Mexico +52 844 412 4873
Excellent
58%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Iglesia San Juan Nepomuceno

Reviewed By Maurizio F - Verona, Italy

Una chiesa di conclamata origine gesuita con una facciata esterna ricca ma molto rovinata. L'interno si sviluppa su una navata centrale ed una laterale. Bella la chiesa e interessante l'altare. Molto interessante il piano rialzato che si raggiunge tramite una scaletta e che permette l'accesso a due organi di notevole fattura e a una vista meritevole sulla chiesa dall'alto.

10. Museo de Los Presidentes Coahuilenses

Bravo y de la Fuente, Zona Centro, Saltillo, Mexico
Excellent
63%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
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Terrible
7%
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4 based on 13 reviews

Museo de Los Presidentes Coahuilenses

Reviewed By Patricia R - Mexico City, Mexico

Entré sin pensar que iba a encontrar tanta infromación interesante. Paséun par de horas en la visita, hay videos y actividades interactivas, Dos personas que trabajan en el museo me acompañafron en el recorrdio aportando datos muy interesantes. Me gustó la visita, Para los amantes de la historia,

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