Victoria City is the capital of Tamaulipas state its origin dates from October 6, 1750, named Villa de Santa Maria de Aguayo. On April 20th of 1825 the Congress of Tamaulipas decree to raise its category to city, naming it "Victoria City".
Today this city is a large modern city with great commercial activity and recognized educational institutions in which visitors can see the traditional Hidalgo Street, with its eponymous square topped by a beautiful kiosk, the Cathedral of neoclassical and Baroque style built at the end of the century, do a number of activities during their stay from sports and ecological as well as enjoy its magical towns and at night go out to clubs and bars in which to have a good time.
The origin of Ciudad Victoria dates from October 6, 1750 by the Count of Sierra Gorda Don Jose de Escandon and Helguera, calling it "Villa de Santa Maria de Aguayo".The July 7, 1824 he settled in Padilla, Tamaulipas the first Constituent Congress of the Free State, independent and sovereign of Tamaulipas and calls for the first time elections for governor of the state, becoming the first capital of the independent state of Tamaulipas.
The May 4, 1824 the first Constitution of the State of Tamaulipas, by Decree No. 31 of the Constitutional Congress, was enacted in Ciudad Victoria. The May 12, the Governor Don Lucas Fernandez issued a decree exciting patriotism of Tamaulipas to reject the impending invasion by order of the Spanish monarchy, to try to re-conquer Mexico.The April 20, 1825 Villa de Aguayo was elevated to the status of state capital, and called "Victory City" in honor of the first President of Mexico, Don Guadalupe Victoria.
In 1890 the first locomotive in transit passes through this capital from Tampico to Monterrey and three years later the railroad station buildings that gave service for more than a century was inaugurated.In 1898 Don Porfirio Diaz sponsors the operation of the animal-drawn street railway that ran along Calle Hidalgo to the station and a branch to the Treasury Tamatán, property of Lieutenant Corl.In the late nineteenth century, the city began its modernization transformation, with government administration of Ing. Alejandro Prieto and Mr. Quintero. Don Guadalupe Mainero Juarez that attracted investments and changed the view of investors to appear as a key city between large cities like Monterrey-Tampico and Mexico-Reynosa.
In 1901 Don Guadalupe Mainero put into operation the first local telegraph network and debuts the electric lighting.The first car reaches Victoria in 1910, which caused enormous expectations of the people; even after the revolutionary period, the city continues with its strict porfiristas rules and secrecy society.In 1939 Ing. Marte R. Gomez opened the Olympic style Stadium that today bears his name and where the first A team Correcaminos plays.In 1941 begins to operate the Airport "The Petaqueño" which is now the "Gral. Pedro Jose Mendez" International Airport.
In 1951 the new Government Palace was inaugurated, built in the building where the old theater "Casino" or "Juarez" was located. In 1949 the opening of the road to Matamoros facilitates communication north and in 1968 the road toward San Luis Potosi is completely opened, making it the shortest route to the border from the center of the Republic.Tamaulipas Ciudad Victoria is the geographic center, with the modernization of roads in recent times, has shorten distances and provide greater security.
The main economic activities in this area are agricultural in which include corn, cotton, sorghum, sugar cane, walnut, wheat, soy, avocado, lemon, grapefruit, orange, watermelon, tangerine, among others. It also highlights the livestock as it has a large territory for pasture and rangeland for cattle raising.
The average annual temperature here is higher than 18 ° C. The annual rainfall is 700 mm, half of this amount falls between May and September, but July tends to dry. Victoria has mild winters and long hot short summers with temperature that range from -7 ° C to 40 ° C.
Victoria is located in a valley between two mountain ranges: the Sierra Madre Oriental to the west and Sierra de Tamaulipas to the east.Bordered on the north by the municipality of Güémez; the south by the Llera, east by Casas and the West with the Municipality of Jaumave.
Victoria is a place with wonderful food among the tastiest and traditional dishes of the region are:
These are thick corn tortillas stuffed with different meat dishes, pork rinds, peppers and beans.
Diced meat covered in pepper sauce, bay leaves, salt and garlic.
Goat meat cooked on the coals.
Traditional Mexican bread made of corn.
Artisanal low alcohol drink made from fermented huapilla.
Drink made from the fermentation of various fruits like pineapple, guava, pear and orange.
Made of cooked sliced meat with potatoes, onion, pepper and tomato cubes.
Made from egg, beans, tomato, pepper and onion.
The costume that characterizes all the inhabitants of the municipalities of Tamaulipas and Ciudad Victoria course are called "Cuera" that represent its history in the festivities in the region.
Consisting of trousers, suede jacket adorned with fringe, decorative figures and back decorated with the state seal.
It consists of three parts that consists of a fringed suede jacket, vest and skirt of the same material.
Held annually in the month of October in each of the municipalities of Tamaulipas and of course Victoria is no exception. During the festival agricultural, livestock, industrial and handicraft exhibitions. Artists also have concerts and dances of the region.
Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe:
It is celebrated annually on December 12 at the Shrine of festivities in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, where Matachines dances and fireworks are presented.
Places of interest
Victoria Entertainment Center:
This center was inaugurated on November 14, 2008 within the fairgrounds and has a capacity for 5,600 people for concerts of the artist invited to the fair and its festivals.
This place will offer you an excellent experience because with the fact that there are no bars to contain the animals but instead open spaces to encourage the care and respect for every species, conserve their habitat with areas of vegetation, waterfalls and rocks but especially the animals that are endangered.
Regional History Museum of Tamaulipas:
This museum was built in the late nineteenth century. It functioned as an orphanage after the revolution in military barracks; this site saves passages in the history of the state and the country. Will touring it you will appreciate the indigenous cultures that fought back to the old life of this region, a place you cannot miss.
This museum is a place definitely you can not miss when you visit Victoria City because it is a special educational center for young that tells the story of nature in an interactive and fun way with three-dimensional models and graphic elements will take you from the origins of the universe to the present day.
The origin of this village dates from 1617, is one of the oldest populations in the state. In it you´ll find places to visit like the parish of San Antonio de Tula, the Chapel Hill, the Minerva House (currently the House of Culture); and also tour the former Hacienda de los Charcos.
The origin of Mier dates from 1753 when it is recognized as magical town for its history, customs and legends.
You can find places full of history like the Parish of the Immaculate Conception, the Chapel of San Juan Bautista, the House of Columns, Mendez Bridges and Plaza de las Armas or Plaza Juárez.