Tampico is the main city of the state of Tamaulipas and has the second most important port in the Gulf of Mexico. It was in 1824 when the international trading started and Tampico was officially declared as a port-city. This city had an important industrial development during the 1920s and today is the economic engine of the region and a reference of the tourism in Mexico.
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Tampico offers architectural, archaeological and natural attractions. Tampico’s downtown architecture is an eclectic mix and it reflects a strong influence of New Orleans’s architectural style. Outstanding buildings include the Neo-classical Town Hall, the Cathedral of Tampico and the Maritime Customs Building.
The region where today is the city of Tampico was settled by the Huastec in the pre-Hispanic time; there are several small ruins in the area but the most important site is located in Las Flores. Another main tourist attraction of Tampico is Playa Miramar located at the Gulf Coast; this is a favorite destination among Tampico’s inhabitants and an ideal place to practice water sports. Tampico is surrounded by rivers and lagoons, in which Carpintero Lagoon stands out for its beauty and natural environment, where some wild animal species can be observed.
When traveling to Tampico, taste the local cuisine and find a wide variety of seafood dishes, combined with the spicy Mexican condiments at the traditional venues of Tampico.
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