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TOP SIGHTS IN ZACATECAS

Alameda Trinidad García de la Cadena

It dates back to the year 1831.

In that year, Governor Francisco García Salinas ordered the construction of an Alameda where the people of Zacatecas could enjoy a stroll with trees and music.

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Location

Segunda de Palomares, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Antigua Plaza de Toros de San Pedro

The Old San Pedro Bullring was inaugurated on September 15, 1866. It was the scene of great bullfights performed by Ponciano Díaz, Lino Zamora, and Epifanio del Río, famous bullfighters from the late 19th century. In 1908, it was refurbished and expanded.

In 1989, it won the International Architecture Prize, and currently, the building is occupied by a modern luxury hotel.

 

Location

Segunda de Palomares, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Cámara Oscura

It is located on the upper floor of the cable car station.

The camera is accessed by a staircase and crossing a bridge.

This peculiar device is based on an invention by Leonardo da Vinci.

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Location

Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, Zac.

Centro Cultural Palacio de Gobierno

The Cultural Center is a majestic 18th-century building.

The building was inhabited by important viceregal figures such as the Count of Santiago de la Laguna and occupied for over 200 years by local executives

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Location

Hidalgo 604, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Historic Center

Cultural Heritage registered in 1993 on the World Heritage List by UNESCO

The city of Zacatecas was founded in 1546 on a steep slope of a narrow valley due to the discovery of a rich vein of silver. Precisely due to the exploitation of this metal, the city prospered and reached the height of its prosperity in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Cerro de la Bufa

This hill, with an altitude of 2,610 meters, is one of the main symbols of the city of Zacatecas.

Due to its unique shape, the Spaniards gave it the name "Bufa," a word in the Basque language meaning "pig bladder."

La Bufa is remembered for being the setting of the battle that marked the end of Victoriano Huerta's dictatorship.

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Location

Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, Zac.

Explanada de la Revolución

In this plaza there are four monuments dedicated to the Revolution.

Three of them belong to important figures of this armed movement: Pancho Villa, Felipe Ángeles, and Pánfilo Natera.

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Location

Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, Zac.

Fuente de los Conquistadores

It was inaugurated in 1982 in the same location where the fountain commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Zacatecas used to be.

It is a baroque-style construction that seeks to pay homage to the discoverers of the Zacatecas mines.

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Fuente de los Faroles

It is located at what was the entrance to the city in the 16th century.

The entrance was adorned with a cross, which was later replaced by a fountain in the 18th century. Later, in the late 19th century, the fountain was replaced by an equestrian statue of General Jesús González Ortega.

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Location

Located at the southern end of Tacuba Street, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Mausoleo de los Hombres Ilustres

The Mausoleum of Illustrious Men is located at the foot of the Crestón of Cerro de la Bufa.

The mausoleum houses the remains of prominent figures from Zacatecas.

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Location

Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, Zac.

Mercado González Ortega

It is a building with a history that dates back to the late 19th century.

It has a Porfirian style and consists of one floor and a ground floor, built of pink quarry and wrought iron.

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Location

Av. Hidalgo s/n, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Mina El Edén

The mine began operating in 1588.

Originally called Mina San Eligio, due to the extensive extraction of gold, silver, iron, bronze, lead, and zinc, it was later named Mina del Edén.

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Location

Mina del Edén, Antonio Dovali Jaime s/n, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Mirador de la Bufa (Viewpoint)

From here, you have an incredible panoramic view of the city.

It is located on Cerro de la Bufa at an altitude of 2,657 meters above sea level.

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Location

Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, Zac.

Parque General Enrique Estrada

It is also known as Sierra de Álica Park.

It is a beautiful recreational space built in 1944, taking advantage of the natural terrain features to give the park a sense of naturalness.

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Location

Enrique Estrada 216, Col. Sierra de Alicia, Zacatecas, Zac.

Plaza Bicentenario Zacatecas

It is located on the grounds of the former Zacatecas Bus Station.

It was created as part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution.

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Location

Ventura Salazar s/n, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

It was known as Plazuela del Maestre de Campo during the 16th, 17th, and part of the 18th centuries.

It was named after Don Vicente Zaldívar de Mendoza, the Maestre de Campo of the Royal Army Exercises.

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Plaza de Santo Domingo

It is characterized by its southwest-northeast slope, which gives it a unique character.

It takes its name from the Santo Domingo Temple located on the northern side.

 

Location

Genaro Codina 722, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Plaza Miguel Auza

It is a beautiful leisure space. It was inaugurated in 1908 and features the statue of General Miguel Auza, which gives it its name. Miguel Auza was a liberal thinker who participated in the War of Reform.

There are several outdoor cafes, bars, and restaurants. It is located in the Historic Center of the city in front of the former Convent of San Agustín and behind the Portal de Rosales.

 

Location

Plazuela Miguel Auza s/n, Centro, Zacatecas, Zac.

Plaza y Jardín de Independencia

During the 19th century, this was one of the most important points in the city.

This is because it is where the Alhóndiga and what was then a Militia Barracks were located.

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Location

Jardín Independencia, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Plazuela 450

It was inaugurated in 1996 to commemorate the 450th Anniversary of the City's Foundation.

 

It is one of the points visited during the traditional Zacatecas callejoneadas (street processions) and hosts some cultural events.

Location

It is located outside the Manuel Felguérez Museum. Cristóbal Colón s/n, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Plazuela García

It is considered the oldest square in the city.

That is why it is associated with many stories, legends, and traditions. Additionally, it is where the popular Holy Week festivities are celebrated.

Location

It is located near the Ex Convent of Guadalupe, where the Rafael Coronel Museum is located, and it is surrounded by traditional dining establishments and restaurants.

Plazuela Goitia

It was inaugurated in 1982 and is named after the famous Zacatecan painter Francisco Goitia.

It has become an important venue for Zacatecan artists who perform in the square on a weekly basis.

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Location

Av. Hidalgo s/n, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Portal de Rosales

Its construction began in 1827.

The portal was built in memory of the hero of the Zacatecan independence movement, Víctor Rosales, in what was previously the Plaza de San Agustín.

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Location

Av. Hidalgo s/n, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Teatro Calderón

The construction of the building began in 1832 and was completed in 1834.

This theater burned down and had to be rebuilt in 1897. Later, in 1914, during the "Toma de Zacatecas" (Capture of Zacatecas), it was seriously damaged.

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Location

Av. Hidalgo 501, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

Cable Car

An spectacular ride that crosses the city at an approximate height of 85 meters above street level.

The cable car crosses over the historic center of Zacatecas, covering a distance of over 650 meters between Cerro del Grillo and Cerro de la Bufa.

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Location

Del Grillo s/n, Centro Histórico, Zacatecas, Zac.

ATTRACTIONS IN THE SURROUNDING AREA OF ZACATECAS

Conos de Santa Mónica

These are 22 cone-shaped silos that were built in the mid-19th century.

They are located within the San Juan de Trancoso Hacienda and were used to store grains.

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Location

Located in Villanueva, approximately 17 km, about 20 minutes from the city of Zacatecas.

Hacienda la Encarnación

It was built in 1596 as a presidio to protect this region of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.

After years of disuse, in 1695, it was established as an agricultural and livestock hacienda, occupying vast expanses of land and becoming one of the most important producers of cattle in the region.

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Location

Located in the municipality of Villanueva, approximately 77 km, about an hour from the city of Zacatecas.

Vetagrande

This is a picturesque mining town.

Its name comes from the compound word referring to a 20 to 30-meter-wide strip of ore that runs through the town.

You can stroll through its narrow streets and visit places like its peculiar cemetery.

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Location

Located just 11 km, approximately 17 minutes north of the city of Zacatecas.

Viñedos Campo Real (Vineyards)

Its altitude and climate conditions are ideal for producing excellent quality wine.

Its wines have been awarded three medals: silver at Brussels in 2015, gold at Bacchus in Madrid, and gold at the Merlot World Cup in Switzerland, both in 2016.

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Location

Located just 28 km, approximately 25 minutes south of the city of Zacatecas.

3 Must See Attractions in Zacatecas

Cathedral of Zacatecas

Pedro Coronel Museum

Templo de Santo Domingo

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