March 28, 2023

One of the largest idle estates was established here during the viceroyalty era. It encompassed the northern part of Zacatecas, as well as the entire southern part of the state of Coahuila, up to the municipalities of Monclova and Cuatrociénegas. Its headquarters were located in the Hacienda de San Francisco de los Patos, which belonged to Francisco de Urdiñola.

General Cepeda is an important paleontological zone, where fossilised remains of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Era have been found. The archaeological and paleontological sites of Narigua, Ejido Porvenir de Jalpa and Rincón Colorado are located within this municipality. Among other tourist attractions are Museo de Paleontología (the Museum of Paleontology), the murals at the Presidencia Municipal and the dams of El Entronque, El Tulillo, El Tejocote, El Nogal and San José del Refugio. It has a population of around 5 thousand inhabitants, who are mainly dedicated to agriculture. This southeast region of the State has a dry climate with average temperatures of 24 ° Celsius.

Las Águilas

On this site you will find a trail of footprints belonging to dinasaurs that walked in what is now the territory of Coahuila millions of years ago.

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Parroquia de San Fco de Asis

Its construction dates from 1591. Near the altar you can see a plaque with metallic letters that belong to the tomb of Doña Ana María Valdivielso, the daughter of the sixth Marquis of San Miguel de Aguayo.

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In this archaeological site we can appreciate more than 500 stones with thousands of engravings made by the first inhabitants of the region.

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Plaza de la Independencia

Its wooded paths and central kiosk are ideal for walking, enjoying a delicious ice cream from Los Portales. From here, you can start your journey to the main points of interest of this colorful town.

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Presidencia Municipal

It is located in the old quarter of the former Hacienda de San Francisco de Patos. It was built in 1577, and inside, you can admire large murals that describe the town’s major events.

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