The Best Museums in Torreon, Mexico
If you are a lover of the arts and history, then you will love the museums in Torreon. In fact, Torreon is a mecca of culture, history, and artwork that everyone should see. For instance, you may want to start your tour at the largest museum in the city called La Laguna. After, you may want to see all the railroad history at the Railroad Museum. Then you can see works of art at the Arocena Museum or La Casa del Cerro. Finally, you can finish your tour at the Paleontology Museum. Of course, there is no order that you need to follow; all these museums are great. In fact, we can’t even cover them all in this article. But we will look at a few of our favorite museums in Torreon.
The Arocena Museum
This museum is one of the most famous museums in Torreon. This museum has a little bit of everything to enjoy and boasts a variety of rooms. Besides being modern, it showcases the countries rich history. Not surprising, this museum has fantastic artwork that dates from the pre-Columbian time all the way to the Spanish Conquest and Independence. Also, there are breathtaking photos that capture some of the countries most exciting events.
This is one of the most contemporary museums in Torreon. Also, young actors give visitors a thorough explanation of historical events and dates. For example, you may learn about the cotton plantation or the Mestizo and European immigrants. Additionally, most people haven’t ever heard about the people losing their primary water source (a river) or about the Chinese genocide in the area. Also, the building where the museum lives is the only remaining part of the fortified walls that were built in the 12th century to defend the town of Haro. It was abandoned in the 15th century and is called “Prisoners Tower.” After it was abandoned, it fell to private ownership for centuries before it was recovered. Since being recovery and reinvented it is now home to a stunning collection of contemporary art.
The Regional Museum of La Laguna
This is the largest museum out of all the museums in Torreon and opened in 1976. Many rooms showcase every genre of art. Besides the permanent galleries, there are fantastic temporary exhibitions that you will not want to miss. Also, there are fascinating ethnography and archaeological exhibitions that are both educational and interesting.
The Railroad Museum
You won’t want to leave Torreon until you visit the railroad museum. It is by far one of the more interesting museums in Torreon. Mexico has an extensive network of railroads. In addition to its rich history, many relics remain from earlier days. These relics offer the viewer an up-close and personal look at what life was like in a previous time. Also, these trains offer the perfect perching point to watch the coming eclipse April 8, 2024, with your eclipse glasses of course. If you get caught trying to climb the rusting engines, you will be told to get down. But, that didn’t stop us from trying when we were there.
There are many museums in Torreon that will keep you entertained and educated for hours. For example, if you love dinosaurs, you may want to visit the Paleontology Museum. The Mexico Mint Museum is home to the largest coin ever minted in the entire country. There is also the Casa del Cerro, which is a historical piece of Mexican architecture and also houses an art gallery. Or, you may like to visit the Museum of the Revolution. No matter where you go, there will be fantastic pieces of art to enjoy while you visit Torreon.