10 kilometers, Torreon International Airport (TRC)
See the Christ statue, visit museums, and explore a tunnel
Surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Sierra Madre Oriental, this desert city in the northeastern state of Coahuila is an untapped gem. Undeniably Torreon’s top attraction, Cristo de la Noas is a large sculpture of Jesus Christ on the Cerro de las Noas hill, which offers breathtaking views of the city. Stroll through the historic downtown to admire the fountains and clock tower in Plaza de Armas, as well as classic buildings like Casino de la Laguna and Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Carmen. Learn about the Mexican Civil War in the early 20th century at the Museo de la Revolución, see celebrated artwork from Mexico, Europe, and Asia at the Museo Arocena, and shop for souvenirs at the impressive Galerias Laguna. For a dose of outdoor beauty, head to a lush park like Bosque Venustiano Carranza or Fundadores Park. Cool down by trekking through the underground tunnel known as Canal de la Perla.