The city of Saltillo lies in the northeast of Mexico. Although it is one of the most modern and industrialized places in the region, it never forgets its ties to the past and its rich artistic heritage. For example, its Plaza de Armas boasts of fountains punctuated by eye-catching sculptures made in the classical style.
Just across the fountain is the St. James Cathedral that serves as a prime example of Spanish baroque architecture. It was built in 1745 and was only finished in 1800. On the other side is the Museo Salas Carranza and the the Palacio de Gobierno, which has its own museum.