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Ciudad Victoria

Ciudad Victoria, capital city of the state of Tamaulipas, is a large and modern city located northeast Mexico. Its tourist offer stands out for having an educational approach as it includes museums, recreational parks, botanic gardens and other places of interest where in addition to entertainment the visitor will find knowledge.

Ideal for those who enjoy nature and adventure tourism, Ciudad Victoria characterizes for its warm weather, with temperatures that reach the 98°F during summer. Taking this into consideration, it’s important to take precautions at the time of doing any outdoor activity, whether fishing at the Vicente Guerrero Dam, doing mountain biking or just enjoying a day of hiking.

The gastronomy of every place is part of its culture and Ciudad Victoria’s is no exception. A visit to the capital city of Tamaulipas implies enjoying dishes based on corn, meat and seafood, so the gorditas, flautas or pork will be a staple on your table during your stay.

What to Visit in Ciudad Victoria:

1. Siglo XXI Recreational and Cultural Park:

A favorite of children and adults alike, the Siglo XXI Recreational and Cultural Park in Ciudad Victoria is a place dedicated to recreation and science promotion. Its facilities house the Planetarium Dr. Ramiro Iglesias Real.

2. Regional Museum of History.

In the Regional Museum of History the visitor will find a big variety of pieces of articles of different historical periods, from the indigenous cultures to the actual era, that explain the history of the city and its evolution with time.

3. TAMUX Museum.

The TAMUX or Museum of Natural History of Tamaulipas is one of the places you must visit in the capital. Through interactive, highly educational materials, it explains the creation of the universe, planets and life. It opened its doors in 2004 and since then is one of the favorite places to visit in Ciudad Victoria for locals and tourists like.

4. Tamatán Zoo.

What it used to be the farm of former president Manuel Gonzalez became in 1999 in the surprising Tamatán Zoo, a place that promotes the caring and appreciation of animal life and nature in general. It has an aviary, plus it’s possible to see the animals, according to their place of origin, in spaces that simulate their natural habitat.