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Is largest and most important city of the state of Veracruz, as well as the central city that gives its name to the urban area designated as metropolitan area of Veracruz.

Four times Heroica

In 1826 he granted to Veracruz for the first time the title of Heroic for his defense in 1823 In 1898 the State Legislature gives Veracruz second and third time the title of Heroica. The December 16, 1948, being president of the republic Miguel Alemán Valdés, declaring the decree number 73 Four Times Heroic Veracruz was issued for having been the site of four of the most important events in the defense of national sovereignty; in which people fought heroically against foreign invaders:

  • The November 18, 1825, with the surrender of the last Spanish forces garrisoned in the fortress of San Juan de Ulua.
  • The November 27, 1838, the bombing of the French forces during the Pastry War.
  • The March 22, 1847, the bombing of the American forces in the War of American Intervention.
  • On 21 and 22 April 1914 by the defense during the second American invasion.


All those who enjoy visiting Veracruz, received a warm treatment from the inhabitants known as "Jarocho" which are quick to shake hands and a warm welcome to all who visit this city. The traditional music are: Danzon and son, salsa, marimba, International Bamba, and wind music. Veracruz artisans make a variety of decorative figures, using as raw material wood, shells and sea snails, among which vessels, masks, sailing, necklaces, jewelry, bracelets and earrings. Also produces handicrafts of the region as piggy banks and decorative figures with coconut husk.

The coffee made with a quill in the Gran Cafe de la Parroquia who founded since 1808 is an icon of Veracruz tradition, and there is a saying: "If you come to Veracruz and not come to the Parish Cafe for coffee, it is as if you had not come to Veracruz."

Going to The portals, to listen to music from jarochos sones, danzon, salsa, marimba, accompanied by a beer and a string cheese prepared ... "if you got drunk in The portals, as if you had not come to Veracruz"

Festivals, celebrations and events

Veracruz Carnival Party the World More Beautiful and most important Country Carnival, Easter, Silver Tarpon Tournament, Regatta friends Galveston, Texas; branches with live guitar as part of the holidays, The Old Man and the revival of modern traditional Quetzalcoatl.


The kitchen is a tasty jarochan synthesis of Spanish and coastal cuisine, its double wealth comes from the combination of the best food and best tropical maritime food, snacks are from typical to the most exquisite seafood dishes and fresh fish in infinite variety and all kinds of soft and sweet tropical fruits as the basis of supply is considered corn, the main ingredient in many of their dishes including omelets may be prepared, fat, chopped, empanadas, chilaquiles, tamales mass and corn, tamale pie, corn cake.

Typical dishes are: the stuffed crab, crab chilpachole, pickled fish, Red Snapper Veracruzana, Pescado a la Veracruzana, bisque, octopus in its ink, enchilpotladas crab roe and smooth naca fried rice the lying, breaded shrimp, a variety of fish and the "Vuelve a la vida".

Inside there Veracruz cuisine vegetables like: quelites, purslane, stems or cojollos izote the guajilotes, chompines, squash, and beans pipiancitos, just as the great variety of fruits according to the season like pineapple, watermelon, coconut, mamey, mango, nanche, papaya, grapes, lemons and limes, custard apples, bananas and soursop.

Places of Interest

  • San Juan de Ulúa
  • Baluarte de Santiago
  • Acuario de Veracruz
  • Faro Venustiano Carranza
  • Recinto de la Reforma
  • La Antigua
  • Zempoala
  • Manglares
  • La isla de los Sacrificios
  • Cañonero Guanajuato
  • World Trade Center