Zacatecas is a beautiful colonial jewel that served as a mining center at the time of the conquest.
Its beauty has earned it a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, a distinction given only to places considered to be of exceptional interest and universal value.
Places of Interest in Zacatecas, Mexico:
Turibus Zacatecas: Discovering Zacatecas on board the turibus is a fun and safe experience. Through tours that start at 9:00 a.m. and finish at 20:00 hours, you’ll be able to explore the streets of the Historic Centre and their most representative places (the cathedral, the Rafael Coronel Museum, Church of Santo Domingo, etc.) or even get to the Bufa Hill where you can take the aerial tramway.
Where can I find this? Right in front of the main square (Plaza de Armas), in downtown Zacatecas, Mexico.
Calderon Theater: A trip to Zacatecas wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the iconic Calderon Theater, the most important cultural space in the city. Inaugurated in 1897 and named honoring Jalisco’s dramaturge Fernando Calderon, it features an architecture that amazes the public who attends the many events held here.
Where can I find this? In Hidalgo 503, downtown, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Pedro Coronel Museum: It receives its name from the Zacatecan artist Pedro Coronel, who donated a collection of art works that has grown with the works of international artists.
Where can I find it? In Plaza Santo Domingo s/n, downtown, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Plaza de Armas: Surrounded by the cathedral and the city building, the Plaza de Armas (main square) is the most important esplanade in Zacatecas. The main events, festivals and celebrations are held in this place.
Where can I find it? In Hidalgo 604, downtown, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Mine El Eden: It’s barely 10 minutes away from the Historic Centre. Its natural structure has been properly outfitted to be one of the most important cultural and recreational spaces in Zacatecas. In a small train, you’ll explore the interior of this cave, learning the history of the Zacatecas mining tradition.
Where can I find it? In Antonio Dovali Jaime, Caminera, Zacatecas, Mexico.