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Travel-and-Home was in Parras, the oasis of the semi-desert in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, North America. If you ever have the opportunity to go to Parras, you absolutely should. 

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The best way to get to know a town's history and all the sightseeing worth your while, is to do the tourist train tour. Of all the fun we had, the only disadvantage was that the tour guide could not speak English, so we did not have a clue what he was saying! Take plenty photos as you go along, and later it will fall into place as you pick up information pamphlets.
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Plaza del Reloj. The park is small and pretty, and you can do some souvenir shopping here.
Parras Municipality
The Municipality President's building, a historical attraction, is a replica of the State's Government Palace in Saltillo .
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San Ignacio de Loyola church was built in the 17th century.

The 243 stairs to the top are absolutely worth it! The church was built by the local volunteers in the 17th century and is set on an extinct volcano plug just north of Parras.

With such beautiful scenery, no wonder Parras is called the oasis of the semi-desert of Coahuila state!