Aguascaliente's church in the plaza
In the center of the Historic District of Aguascalientes, colonial churches have been preserved and are open for visits. Walking areas lead from Aguascalientes Central Historic District through the San Marcos Gardens s to other churches and the museum.
Aguascaliente's preserved colonial Historic District offers pedestrian only streets for sightseeing and tourism. Aguascalientes was founded in the 1570s and later became the capital of Aguascalientes State.
The city is blessed with many pedestrian only streets and a huge plaza in the historic center.
Automobile traffic goes under the plaza in a tunnel and this has created a spacious walking area in front of the cathedral.
The mountain climate at over 1800 meters above sea level (6200 feet) is temperate and the coordinates of 21° 51′ 0″ N, 102° 18′ 0″ W 21.85, -102.3 put the city in the center of Mexico's Alto Plano.
Aguascalientes offers a large plaza in the historic center with an old church and colonial era buildings.
Aguascalientes Garden of San Marcos is a short walk from the town center.
Cathedral of Aguascalientes
Of note to visitors walking the city are the sections of the city or barrios that include Guadeloupe and its old cemetery, San Marcos for its gardens and baroque church, and the San Marcos Fair celebrated the last two weeks in April.
Visitors can walk from the main square towards the San Marcos Gardens and then through the gardens to the baroque church and another extensive pedestrian only area of restaurants and clubs. The plaza de Toros is along the way as are many shops and restaurants.
The region was named for the hot springs that continue to draw tourists to the spas. The Alto Plano is and earthquake belt with much geothermal activity. The citizens of the city are called by some, hidrocalidos, hot water people.
Modern industry and manufacture including a large Nissan automobile plant have made Aguascalientes a prosperous city. Preservation of its historic center and colonial architecture have made the city a destination for tourists.
Aguascalientes most notable event is the San Marcos Fair. This two-week event takes over the pedestrian center of the city during the last two weeks of April. The fair attracts millions of tourists each year to the many events, concerts, bull fights, and crafts booths that spread throughout the historic center in the area of the Central Plaza and the San Marcos Church.
The oldest buildings in the historic center are the 1575 baroque cathedral and the 1664 Government Palace. The palace is notable for its many arches within the interior. Aguascalientes Hotels
Aguascalientes offers several Colonial era churches within a walk of the old plazas, This same