The capital of the northwestern Mexican state of the same name, Chihuahua is a prosperous industrial city boasting an extraordinary wealth of history, and some remarkable nature to explore nearby. The city hosted numerous important figures in the country’s political history and is decorated with spectacular heritage buildings. One of the primary drawcards is the 18th-century Baroque cathedral and a highly revered image of Christ. Meander through the Historical Museum, which was once the home of Pancho Villa, a protagonist in the revolution, to see documents, weapons, personal effects, and the bullet-ridden car in which he was assassinated. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the Nombre de Dios Caves, and the landscapes of the El Peguis Canyon, offering magnificent opportunities for hiking, photography, and even rappelling down its dramatic walls. The Conchos River is ideal for kayaking and rafting.