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Zacatecas is the capital of the State of Zacatecas located 613 km from Mexico City, by the federal highways 57 and 45.

Zacatecas, an early mining town was founded in 1546 after the discovery of silver. This early colonial town became only second to Mexico City during the colonization period in population and economic influence.
The city reached its height in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Aqueduct in Zacatecas Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Juan de Tolosa, Diego de Ibarra, Cristobal de Oñate and Baltazar Treviño de Bañuelos founded the noble city on 8th September 1546. Originally it carried the name "The Mines of The Zacatecas", as it was the mines which disgorged fabulous wealth which enriched the Spanish crown. In 1585 it was named "The City of Our Lady of Zacatecas" by the King Felipe II; and he also gave its coat of arms.

In 1993 UNESCO, acknowledging city as a place of exceptional interest and universal value declared the city's colonial core more, continuing to exhibit a rich majestic and stately air, as described by the poet Jerazano (Ramon Lopez Velarde) "... fiel a su espejo diario" ("...faithful to the daily mirror").

Calderon Theater / Photo by Victor H. Mireles / Zacatecas Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas main attractions are:

  • The Calderon Theater (XIX century) Zacatecas Calderon Theater detail / Photo by Victor H. Mireles - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Calderon Theater detail / Photo by Victor H. Mireles - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Calderon Theater detail / Photo by Victor H. Mireles - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Baroque-Style Cathedral, built in the XVIII century Zacatecas Cathedral / Photo by Victor H. Mireles - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Cathedral / Photo by Victor H. Mireles - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Cathedral / Photo by Victor H. Mireles - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Cathedral / Photo by Victor H. Mireles - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Cathedral / Photo by Victor H. Mireles - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Panoramic View / Photo by Victor H. Mireles - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Temple of Fatima Zacatecas Temple of Fatima - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Santo Domingo Temple, with beautiful golden altars Santo Domingo Temple in Zacatecas - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The San Francisco Convent, built in the XVII century
  • The San Agustin Church San Agustin Church in Zacatecas - Tour By Mexico ® San Agustin Church in Zacatecas - Tour By Mexico ® San Agustin Church in Zacatecas - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Gonzalez Ortega Market, which nowadays is a commercial center with restaurants, handicraft shops, etc. Zacatecas Market Gonzalo Ortega - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Market Gonzalo Ortega - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Legislation Palace Zacatecas Legislation PalaceZacatecas Market Gonzalo Ortega - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Universo de Pedro Coronel Museum, where artistic works from different parts of the world are exhibited Zacatecas Museum Pedro Coronel - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Mineralogy Museum of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas Mineralogy Museum of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas - Tour By Mexico ® Mineralogy Museum of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Meson de Jobito Hotel (Hobito's Hotel) Zacatecas Hobito's Hotel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Hobito's Hotel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Hobito's Hotel - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Garden of the Mother Zacatecas Mother's Garden - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Toma de Zacatecas Museum in Zacatecas Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® "Toma de Zacatecas" Museum
  • The Enrique Estrada Park, where you can see an amazing aqueduct built in the XVIII century
  • Juarez Garden Zacatecas Juarez Garden - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Alameda Garden Alameda Garden - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Alameda Garden - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Garcia Salinas Park
  • "Los Faroles" Fountain Zacatecas Fountain "Los Faroles" - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The De La Bufa Hill, which is considered a symbol of the City which can be visited by funicular railway. Located on this hill you can see a meteorological observatory and La Toma de Zacatecas Museum and the Mausoleo de los Hombres Ilustres (Famous Men Mausoleum)
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  • The Zacatean Cultural Institute The Zacatean Cultural Institute - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Rafael Coronel Museum in Zacatecas Mexico - Tour By Mexico ® The Rafael Coronel Museum Zacatecas Museum Rafael Coronel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Museum Rafael Coronel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Museum Rafael Coronel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Museum Rafael Coronel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Museum Rafael Coronel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Museum Rafael Coronel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Museum Rafael Coronel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Museum Rafael Coronel - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Museum Rafael Coronel - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Zacatecas Museum Zacatecas Museum - Tour By Mexico ® Zacatecas Museum - Tour By Mexico ®
  • The Francisco Goitia Museum Zacatecas Museum Francisco Goitia - Tour By Mexico ®
  • Arms Square
  • Government Palace
  • Palace of Justice
  • Treasure Hall
  • Garden of Independence
  • Mauricio Magdaleno Library
  • "El Eden" Mine
  • Convent of Guadalupe; Museum of Guadalupe, Regional Museum of History (Antique Cars Collection) Zacatecas - Tour By Mexico ®

The principal festivities in Zacatecas are:

  • The Fair of Zacatecas, which is celebrated in the first week of September. It's a lively display of the state's commercial, industrial and cultural development.
  • The De La Morisma Fair in the Chapel of Bracho is a traditional event dating back through hundreds of years. It takes place in the last week of August where three days of battle are reenacted between the Arabs and the Christians.
  • Festival Cultural Zacatecas, is a much-talked about festival, which takes place through the Holy Week. Beautiful artistic events can be observed displaying the best selection on both a local and national scale.


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