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Aguascalientes City, capital city of the State of Aguascalientes, is located 537 km northwest of Mexico City on Federal Highway 57 / 45 in Mexico.

The Colonial City of Aguascalientes is situated in the central part of Mexico and is rich in colonial period architecture. Some of the most renowned structures are:Aguascalientes Government Palace - Tour By Mexico ® / Photo By Victor H. Mireles

  • The Aguascalientes Government Palace with its Neoclassical facade of red tezontle stone Aguascalientes Government Palace detail - Tour By Mexico ® / Photo by Victor H. Mireles Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Aguascalientes Municipal Palace built out of pink quarry
  • El Jardin de los Palacios (The Garden of Palaces), where you can admire a fountain built to honor the artist Jesus F. Contreras. who is the creator of two relief sculptures decorating the square. These sculptures represent: "Camaxtli", the God of Hunting and "Centeotl", the God of Abundance
  • La Plaza Patria, where you can view a tower built in 1808
  • Aguascalientes Legislative Palace Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®

Other interesting sites well worth visiting in Aguascalientes are:

  • The splendid baroque style Aguascalientes Cathedral Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Aguascalientes Religious Pinacotheca
  • The Morelos Theater, where the National Poetry Prize is presented during the San Marcos Fair. The building was built in 1882 Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Aguascalientes Casa de Cultura, used as forum for the National Plastic Arts Contest (also celebrated during the San Marcos Fair) Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Cathedral Aguascalientes Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® / Photo by Victor H. Mireles
  • The Museum of Aguascalientes, built out of pink quarry Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Jose Guadalupe Posada Museum, located in the District of Triana. Here you can find examples of Posada's prints
  • Pasajes Juarez and Allende Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Bibliotheca Jaime Torres Bodet Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Commercial Center Parian Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Museum of Contemporary Art No.8 Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • San Diego and Thirty Orden Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Ex-Convent of San Diego Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • San Antonio Temple Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® / Photo by Victor H. Mireles
  • Centro Regional del INAH Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Museo Regional de Historia Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Guadalupe Temple Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Temple del Sr. de el Encino y Jardin de la Paz
  • Plaza de Toros San Marcos Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Plaza de Toros Monumental Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
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  • San Marcos Temple Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • International Business Center Bajio-Norte Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Aguascalientes Expo-Plaza Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Lienzo Charro Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Train Station Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Alameda Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Old Bath of Ojocaliente
  • Ex-hacienda of Ojocaliente Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Park Theater "Victor Sandoval" Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • INEGI Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Aguascalientes Theater Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Children Park Miguel Hidalgo Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Teatro de Aguascalientes Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Museum Jose Guadalupe Posada Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • "Descubre", Interactive Museum of Science and Technology Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Ecological Park "Heroes Mexicanos" Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Centro de Superacion Familiar J.M. Romo Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Plaza del Vestir
  • Horno de la Fundicion Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Temple of Jesus el Nazareno Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®

The District of San Marcos deserves special mention. It is where the renown Aguascalientes San Marcos Fair is celebrated annually. The fair takes place on a plaza surrounded by Neoclassical balustrades and a beautiful central fountain built out of pink quarry.

The festival includes:

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  • Cockfights in the largest "Palenque" (arena) in Latin America
  • An elegant casino, unique in Mexico
  • A traditional costume contest
  • Farm, cattle, and industrial exhibitions
  • The world famous Cervantine Festival. The most important day of the fair is April 25th, "Dia de San Marcos" (St. Marcos Day)

In San Marcos you can also visit the Crafts House and the Museo del Deshilado (Museum of Frayed-Thread Handiwork). Also celebrated in this city is a Grape Fair as well as the Pilgrimage of the Assumption on August 15th, an event which includes a parade, dances, and other recreational activities.

The Morelos theater in Aguascalientes Mexico - Tour By Mexico ®
It is the abundance of hot springs in this state that give it its name: Aguascalientes (Hot Waters). You can enjoy springs at the Sport Center and Spa "Ojo Caliente". Other attractions include Plaza del Vestir (clothing mall), where embroidered and frayed-thread cotton clothing articles can be found. Other local crafts are leatherwork, artistic ironwork, and religious artifacts.

Taste the delicious traditional cuisine, which offers dishes such as birria (steamed lamb casserole), Aguascalientes style mole, chicken in wine sauce, pickled hides, and cabrito (roasted goat).






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