The Cathedral of Ciudad Victoria and the Temple of the Immaculate Conception in Tampico with a Neo-classical façade are important ecclesiastical buildings.
Playa Bagdad is also a popular beach getaway.
Tamaulipas is one of the 31 states of Mexico and is located in the central-northeastern part of the Mexican federation.
It borders the U.S. state of Texas to the north, the Gulf of Mexico to the east, Veracruz to the south, San Luis Potosí to the southwest, and Nuevo León to the west.
Tamaulipas covers an area of 79,829 square kilometers (30,822 square miles).
The capital of Tamaulipas is Ciudad Victoria, other important cities include Reynosa, Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo and Tampico.
The most important rivers are the Bravo (or Grande), Conchos, Soto la Marina, Guayalejo, and Panuco.
Visit the town of Ebano, which has a Huastec archaeological site.
The El Cielo Biosphere Ecological Reserve is a haven for eco-tourists, with its wide variety of flora and fauna.
Visit the Maclovia Herrera Market in Nuevo Laredo to purchase indigenous handicrafts.
Ciudad Victoria Airport, Matamoros International Airport, and Nuevo Laredo-Qetzalcoatl International Airport provide international flights to and from Tamaulipas.
7,056 kilometers (4,383 miles) of roads.
968 kilometers (601 miles) of railroads.
Most cities have a cultural center where local arts festivals and performing arts groups are showcased.
The International Festival of Tamaulipas, an arts festival, has attracted over one million attendees.
A chorus made up of young people, Coro Meced Chimalli, presents concerts in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in the capital.
Matamoros has a museum of contemporary art.
The Casamata Museum in Matamoros is a war museum.
Some popular dishes are fruta del mar, jaibas rellenas jardín, corona, palomas de loma Colorado, seafood soup de la Rosa de Matamoros, Taco pirata Granero Grill, deer tamales and egg tortilla with shrimp.