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El Paso

El Paso

El Paso sits on the border of Texas, across the Rio Grande from the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez. The two cities form a metropolitan area of more than 2.2 million residents, making it one of the largest international border communities.

El Paso holds a rich history that can be seen in the city’s architecture. Many buildings have been preserved in their original style of Mexican and European influences. The San Elizario Historic District is one of the best preserved Spanish colonial townscapes in the Southwest. Another architectural attraction is Fort Bliss, the oldest and largest U.S. military base. Today, it features a museum and festivities for visitors.

El Paso boasts fantastic natural parks and attractions. The Franklin Mountains State Park is the largest urban park in the nation. It was placed under protection after developers showed interest in its location. The park offers amazing views and outdoor activities. Mt. Cristo Rey is located just across the Rio Grande from El Paso. It is home of the famous statue of Christ that stands atop the mountain, welcoming local and international visitors each year.

 

Attractions

Fort Bliss The Franklin Mountains State Park The San Elizario Historic District
Mt. Cristo Rey