LAREDO is a city with a dual personality.
When traveling to Laredo, you should think to which one as Laredo is a typical border town caught between Texas and Mexico. The city even earned the nickname "Los Dos Laredos" meaning The Two Laredos when many residents packed across the border to split Laredo into part Mexico and part Texas.
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Originally, Laredo was founded by a military officer in 1755 as an introduction to the so-called New Spain. Later Laredo entered Mexico in 1821, but displeased with Mexican rule, the city changed hands to the new Republic of the Rio Grande. In a year Laredo returned to Mexico and was drawn into the Mexican-American war in 1845. Eventually, the biggest part of Laredo joined Texas, but Mexican citizens moved to Nuevo Laredo.
Even though all these glorious events are long gone yet they have shaped modern architecture in Laredo. Attractions include;
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park, a beautiful green area to have picnic and entertain with hiking and watersports
The Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, located in the Texas A&M International University and features three-story planetarium
Laredo Center for the Arts features several galleries with rotating exhibits
Laredo Children's Museum with a variety of science exhibits
San Agustin Church, founded in 1778 and overlooks the San Agustin Plaza
Laredo is anything but unique in cityscape and exhibits Mexican and American influences. If you turn to the Puebla Vieja, you will encounter the medieval environment, while the biggest part of the city presents Barrio architecture.
The city reflects the true lifestyle of a border town with different traditions, outlooks and cuisines interwowen within its walls. From street dining to sophisticated dishes in the upscale restaurants, Laredo has a full range of foods by American, Mexican and other cooks.
When you have had your fill of attractions in Laredo,then you should check its calendar of events as there is always something going on. For example, in February residents celebrate George Washington's Birthday or in April there is annual Battle of Flowers when florists decorate the city with live flowers and a parade is held at the main street.
From unforgettable parties to striking architecture, Laredo is always active with entertainments and tourists. It makes Laredo a city to book early at Booked.net.