During the second campaign of the Spanish colonization plan, Ciudad Victoria was founded on October 6, 1750 by the Count of Sierra Gorda Don José de Escandón y Helguera, under the name of Villa de Santa María de Aguayo.
After the powers of the State had been established in other towns, on April 20, 1825, Villa de Aguayo was elevated to the category of State Capital, and in honor of the first President of Mexico, Don Guadalupe Victoria, it was called Ciudad Victory.
The Municipality of Victoria is located between 23º44'06″ north latitude and 99º07'51″ west longitude; at an average altitude of 321 meters above sea level; It belongs to the subregion of the same name and is located in the central region of the State, on the hydrological basin of the Purification River and between the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental.
Its boundaries are: to the North with the Municipality of Güémez; to the South with that of Llera, to the East with that of Casas and to the West with the Municipality of Jaumave. Its territorial extension is 1538.25 square kilometers, which represents 2.04 percent of the entity's territory. The Municipality has 187 towns, of which the following stand out for their importance: Victoria City, Alianza de Caballeros, Alto de Caballeros, Benito Juárez, La Misión, Santa Librada, La Libertad, Lázaro Cárdenas, Aquiles Serdán, El Fuerte Portes Gil, Laborcitas, Loma Alta, Caballeros Congregation, Manuel Ávila Camacho and Tierra Nueva, etc.
Due mainly to its relief, in the mountainous region the Municipality presents two types of climates, the climate is (a) cwº (w) (e) according to Koppen-E García and its characteristics are: semi-warm with average annual temperature above 18ºC , rainfall regime in summer and extreme, with thermal oscillation between 7ºC and 14ºC.
On the inclined plane, the climate is BSI (h') w' (e), that is, the least dry of the steppes, very hot, with temperatures ranging from 2ºC to 40ºC. Rain regime in summer and extreme.
Corn gorditas stuffed with shredded meat, nopales and egg; quesadillas
The Tamaulipas skin.
Henequen and palm products, furniture (dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms) and decorative items are made.
Cd. Victoria, is the heart of Tamaulipas, offers a wide variety of tourist attractions for all tastes; It has beautiful natural landscapes, comfortable avant-garde facilities, cultural venues, magnificent hotels and restaurants where the menu is full of exquisite dishes and fine cuts of grilled meats.
It is a space surrounded by pleasant gardens in which a neoclassical-style kiosk stands in its center. In the square is the Teatro Juárez, inside it has a large mural on the history of Tamaulipas. To one side is the Basilica of Our Lady of Refuge, a large construction of neoclassical reminiscences where the first temple of the city was erected.
It is located between Hidalgo and Morelos streets. In it there are imposing buildings such as the Government Palace built in 1950, which presents in its structure a fusion of functionalist and art deco styles. Inside you can see beautiful murals on the history of Tamaulipas.
Tamaulipas Cultural Center
The Tamaulipas Cultural Center is home to the Amalia G. de Castillo Ledón Theater, an outstanding character in Tamaulipas history, who dedicated her life to defending and promoting gender equity and cultural development in the state.
Tamaulipas Regional Museum of History
Its headquarters is one of the most important buildings in the state, since it was formerly occupied by the Asilo Vicentino. This Museum keeps in its interior the most important passages in the history of the State and of Mexico.
Tamaulipas Natural History Museum (TAMUX)
This educational center aims to interpret nature and its environment through research and historical evolutionary understanding. It has the highest electronic technology, projections and interactive devices recommended for children and young people. It also has spaces for temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, a library, rooms for courses and workshops, a restaurant, parking and guided tours. Its name “TAMUX” means “meeting place” in the Tenek language.
It is a zoo designed to promote conservation and respect for nature. Organized into 5 regions, it presents a novel concept where the bars disappear to exhibit the different species in open spaces. Surrounded by a naturalistic environment, with vegetation, rocks and waterfalls, this place has modern facilities and magnificent services that will make your visit a real educational experience.
Tamatan Recreational Park
This park offers entertainment alternatives, shows and various outdoor activities. During their stay, visitors can enjoy a boat ride, a relaxing picnic or simply watch the jumping water show; It also has children's games that guarantee the recreation of minors.
Ecological Park "Los Troncones"
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental, this eco-tourism center is a beautiful natural setting where human beings can coexist with nature. It is a recreational park surrounded by vegetation with a shallow stream with crystal clear waters, small waterfalls, huge stones and abundant flora and fauna. It is equipped with children's games, walkways, bridges, family units, grills, parking, restrooms, signage, gardens and children's games. Everything to enjoy an excellent field day.
For more information visit Tamaulipas Tourism.