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Zacatecas, Mexico

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Located in Mexico’s northwestern region, the state of Zacatecas was one of the most important mining regions during the colonial era and it played a key role in the Mexican Revolution. In Zacatecas, the state capital, you’ll see magnificent architecture of pink quarry stone as you walk along the sloped streets, alleys and through the plazas. Among the notable edifices are the Cathedral, considered one of the best examples of Mexican Baroque architecture, and the Calderon Theater in the downtown area. The UNESCO declared the Historic Center of Zacatecas a World Heritage Site.

You’ll also find numerous cultural events in the state capital, such as the Zacatecas Festival and the Zacatecas International Folklore Festival, which features performances by folkloric groups from various countries. For a panoramic view of Zacatecas, we recommend that you take a ride on the suspended cable car, which crosses the city from Cerro de la Bufa to Cerro del Grillo, allowing you to get a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful architecture. After that you can visit the Museo de la Toma de Zacatecas and the Eden mine, where you can take a tour on an old mine train.

In other parts of the state you can visit the city of Fresnillo, where nearby you’ll find a famous sanctuary and the towns of Guadalupe and Jerez. As for natural attractions, you can go hiking in the Sierra de Organos and the Sierra de Cardos, where you’ll see impressive rock formations, making them the ideal spots for rappelling and other adventure sports. During your visit to Zacatecas, don’t forget to explore La Quemada, one of the northern region’s most important archaeological zones.