Against all rumors, you can feel calm and safe even late at night. Day activity with museums and places to visit will have you entertained for days, and at night there is always callejoneadas or cultural activities you can take advantage of. It is a fantastic place that is full of surprises. Be sure to enjoy the most beautiful blue skies you will ever see.
Zacatecas the second highest city in Mexico, is colonial and cultural, full of museums and history. The Cerro de la Mufa is on the edge of the Old historic center. Once there, you can see almost the whole city, clay roofs quarry houses delight the eyes. THE aerial cable car takes you to a Mine, now a fantastic museum, and Disco at night, going deep into the bowels of the earth, down and across levels built hundreds of years ago where other mines still extract gold and silver, you get a different perspective on life. Walking through the historic center takes you back in time, the buildings are well maintained monuments that create a peaceful and relaxed feel, can get anywhere on foot, everything is close, there are Hotels, Hostels, Restaurants, Bars, Markets, Museums. In Zacatecas you can easily relax, learn, have fun and more.
This plaza is one of the three ancient squares of the city of Zacatecas, along with the square and garden Auza Miguel Juarez, Maize old square. In the center of this beautiful square stands a winged figure, National Independence Monument. It was originally called Plaza San Juan de Dios, and it is currently called Villarreal Square May 15. On one side of the plaza you can see the impressive building of the House of Culture (Ex alhondiga)
Built by the Jesuits. The second most important church in Zacatecas, after the cathedral which is just three and a half minutes walk away. It is worth contemplating the altarpieces, the colonial era, unique in the city. I remember that the architectural style that dominated the Baroque era. In Mexico, unlike Spain, the temples are open daily.
I was Surprised by how small it is compared with similar square of colonial cities, Guadalajara, Morelia, Puebla, Campeche, Merida, ..... Despite this initial surprise, besides that it isn't a normal square, in it are two of the most important monuments of the city, the cathedral and the Government Palace. There is also a small fountain that really completes the decoration of the square.
This is the best street for walking in hot weather, and although the city is at an altitude of over 2,000 meters, the heat is ...... In addition to walking in the shad of this mall, it is also a great place to eat a quick bite or to buy some handmade pieces. Following this road, with a small detour, we arrivde at the entrance to the mine El Eden (must visit).
This is a beautiful downtown square in historic Zacatecas, with a central fountain surrounded by a modern sculpture. It's very close to two museums: the Manuel Felguérez Museum, Rafael Coronel, and the Temple of Jesus. By day, it's very quiet, like the rest of the city, but it's not recommended to walk around the area at night.
Very near the Zacatecas Aqueduct is this park. You can relax a little lying in the grass. Unlike Spain, there are usually no dogs in the parks so it's no problem to want to rest a little in your grass, under the shade of one of its many trees. A huge pond and fountain in the middle of the park.
Simple neoclassical church on the outskirts of the historic part of Zacatacas. The real reason I moved away a bit from the historic center was not to visit this church, but I had been told that the street had a good pastry shop (well worth visiting to savor their products). If visiting Zacatecas at Easter, the living cross and the venerated image of Our Lord Jesus (Good Friday) leave from this church.
In the Plaza de la Revolucion, next to the main entrance of the shrine of the Patron Virgin, on the hill of La Bufa (the best viewpoint of the city), you find the statues of three major Mexican Revolutionary generals, Francisco Villa, Felipe Angeles and Panfilo Natera mounted on their horses.
Walking around the city I stumbled upon this classical building (neo-Renaissance facade). From what I was told, it was the ancient city alhondiga (grain store), also snuff processing center (known as "La Fabrica"), municipal library and is now the cultural center of Zacatecas.
The Cathedral Basilica of Zacatecas is an architectural gem. It's known for its façade and is one of the most outstanding examples of Baroque art in Mexico. The temple was built in 1752, and was consecrated in 1841. It reached the rank of cathedral in 1862 (granted by Pope Pius IX) and finally in 1959 Pope John XXIII named it a Basilica.
This day was on of my friend's birthdays and she didn't have as great of a time as I did. The other friends had a great time, though, as they watched me with a duck in my hands. Quite a day for the ducks.
This place is ideal for a family day out. There are spaces where you can sit (tables and grills). You can go rock climbing with the park guides. Once in the pit, the picture is absolutely beautiful, is something very special. I recommend you go and see a wonderful part of Mexico.
I love stories about road trips. This photograph taken in the middle of a working day is my window onto my own road road. The highway runs from the city of eternal spring, Cuernavaca to one of the world's magical villages: Tepoztlan .
This is one of the most important monuments in the city of Zacatecas and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On our visit we found one of the world's most amazing hotels, constructed in a former bullring. It reminded me a little of the Aqueduct Morelia in Michoacan. It is located on the Av G. Ortega by the Ex-Plaza de Toros (Quinta Real).
At the very top of the hill of La Bouffe visible from anywhere in the city, we have this tower meteorological observatory that is one of the driest places in Mexico. I actually don't know if people can visit or not, but when I went, it couldn't be visited. Anyway it is worth climbing up for the views of the city of Zacatecas.