Piedras Negras is located 441 km north of Saltillo via Federal Highway 57 in the State of Coahuila, Mexico.
Piedras Negras is called La Puerta de Mexico (Mexico’s Door) because of the flow of commercial traffic and people that passes through it. It is the sister city, across the Rio Grande, of Eagle Pass, Texas. Piedras Negras is well-known for its ranches where sportsmen can hunt species of high-class.
Throughout its history, the enormous ability that this city has had for adaptation has been the essential factor that has given shape to the Piedras Negras of today.
The door to our country, its strategic geographical location has been unified with the attributes of its land and people to create an attractive destination with very unique qualities. Its complete tourist, business and service infrastructures are part of the current, modern image of a city in constant transformation, and yet it still maintains a great potential for development and things to offer.
Piedras Negras, a welcoming city that invites stories of progress and friendship to be written upon its blank pages.
Piedras Negras main attractions are:
- The ruins of San Bernardo Mission (XVIII century)
- The Handicrafts Museum
- The Culture House
- The Hunting and Fishing Club
- De La Ventana Caverns
- Mercado Zaragoza with a wide variety of Mexican crafts
- El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Built in 1859 of ashlar, cement and wood, this church has survived the battles of the Cristero movement in 1927 and an explosion in 1934, leading to its renovation in 1935. The construction of its current towers began in 1950.
- Zaragoza Market Folkloric commercial center where one is able to buy a variety of original arts and crafts from the state: vases, leather articles, crystal, clay and ceramic, as well as regional candy. All at very reasonable prices.
- International Bridges I and II Modern transportation infrastructure for both tourists and businesses, these bridges connect Eagle Pass, in the United States, with Piedras Negras. The development that they represent is illustrated by the high volume of cargo that passes through customs, which makes them very important to our country.
- Municipal Presidency Housing the local government offices, this construction, built in 1986 and adorned with a sculpture of don Miguel Hidalgo and a symbolic bell, sits in harmony with the spectacular setting of the Macroplaza.
- Macroplaza I and II Extensive recreational and cultural area where sports can be played on the available courts or in its large green areas. Being well-kept, its modern design stands out. Its comfortable benches offer the perfect place to sit back and relax while enjoying the architecture.
- Piedras Negras International Airport With a 2,050-meter (6,725-foot) long and 30-meter (98-foot) wide runway and all the elements of aeronautic safety, the services of this medium-sized airport include customs and immigration.
- Plaza de las Tres Culturas In this square you can fin a culture mix like, Maya, Aztec and olmec, with this you can enrich you knowledge about customs, thoughts, ideas and symbolism of Mexican roots.
Piedras Negras has good hotels and restaurants and many local artisans specialize in leatherwork.
The Expo Piedras Negras Fair is celebrated in August (9 – 14); and the Popular Fair on April 28th.
The main celebration is “La Feria del Sol” (Festival of the Sun), which takes place during the second week of July; with industrial, commercial, agricultural, and cattle exhibitions.