Pachuca

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Admire this lofty city’s giant artworks and iconic clock tower, discover its Cornish heritage and find out why this region is called the Cradle of Mexican Football.

In Pachuca, walk in the footsteps of 19th-century Cornish miners and explore its mixed European and Mexican heritage, browse the museums and galleries and admire the city’s awe-inspiring artworks.

Pachuca de Soto, as Hidalgo’s capital is officially named, occupies a semi-arid valley. The winds that blow in from the Sierra de Pachuca gave the city its nickname “La Bella Airosa” (Beautiful Windy City).

Today Pachuca is a modern, densely populated city, but in its heritage-protected Centro Histórico you can still see glimpses of the silver mining hub it once was. Start at the iconic Monumental Clock of Pachuca (El Reloj Monumental) on Independence Square (La Plaza Independencia). Admire the nearby Casa del Conde de Rule, a building commissioned by the successful Cornish immigrant “Don Francisco” and now housing the town hall.

Browse the Historic Archive and Museum of Mining to get an insight in the Cornish connection to the region’s 19th-century silver mining history. In a cafeteria, try pastes, savory Cornish pasties with a Mexican twist. The British miners also introduced soccer, as you’ll learn in El Centro Interactivo Mundo Fútbol in David Ben-Gurion Park. While in the park, walk across its stunning mosaic.

Also don’t miss El Macromural de Pachuca. By using the Las Palmitas neighborhood as a giant canvas, this formerly run-down barrio now has a much brighter outlook.

Stroll under the arches of the charming Plaza Juárez and see a show in the intimate Guillermo Romo de Vivar Theater. Located in a 16th-century Franciscan convent, Pachuca’s State Center of the Arts is also impressive inside and out. Delight the kids with a trip to El Rehilete, an interactive science and nature museum.

Located just 59 miles (95 kilometers) northeast of Mexico City, Pachuca is easy to reach by car and bus. It’s 1 to 2 hours by shuttle bus from Mexico City International Airport. When you reach Pachuca, use buses and taxis to get around the city.

Pachuca sits at 8,520 feet (2,600 meters) altitude, so be prepared for a change in climate. Its mountains are part of the city’s attraction, so don’t leave before you have explored the forested peaks of nearby El Chico National Park.

Where to stay in Pachuca

Hotel Misión Pachuca
Hotel Misión Pachuca
3 out of 5
Blvd Rojo Gomez 104, Pachuca, HGO, 42094
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $34 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 16
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Pachuca. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
3.7/5 Good! (483 reviews)
"Excelente servicio y ubicación"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Hotel Misión Pachuca
Fiesta Inn Pachuca Gran Patio
Fiesta Inn Pachuca Gran Patio
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio 2009, Ex-Hacienda de Coscotitlán, Pachuca, HGO, 42064
The price is $51 per night from Jun 11 to Jun 12
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Pachuca. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (540 reviews)
"It was an excellent stay and the food was excellent!"

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Fiesta Inn Pachuca Gran Patio
Camino Real Pachuca
Camino Real Pachuca
3.5 out of 5
Camino Real De La Plata Lote 15, Zona Plateada, Pachuca, HGO, 42083
The price is $46 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Pachuca. Enjoy free parking, breakfast, and WiFi. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (789 reviews)
"Very nice staff"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Camino Real Pachuca
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Privada 400 Casas & Suites
Privada 400 Casas & Suites
3 out of 5
Dr Espinoza Arteaga 400 Col. Doctores, Pachuca, HGO, 42090
The price is $32 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Pachuca. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping, and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (54 reviews)
"it was a really good surprise, I recibe more than what I paid."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Privada 400 Casas & Suites
SINGLE PRIVATE HOUSE IN PACHUCA
SINGLE PRIVATE HOUSE IN PACHUCA
Pachuca, HID
The price is $80 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this vacation home in Pachuca. Enjoy onsite parking, a balcony, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions El Rehilete Museum and Auditorium Gota de Plata are ...
SINGLE PRIVATE HOUSE IN PACHUCA
house 20 minutes to downtown with gararge
house 20 minutes to downtown with gararge
Pachuca, HID
The price is $70 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this vacation home in Pachuca. Enjoy WiFi, a TV, and a kitchen. Popular attractions Center of Art and Philosophy and Hidalgo Theater are located nearby. ...
house 20 minutes to downtown with gararge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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