Zacatecas is a small city and pleasant to walk. Narrow streets and colonial buildings, museums, and preserved colonial churches make the Centro Historico an interesting walk.
The hill to the east of the city, Cerro de la Bufa, can be reached by the Teleferico, by road, taxicab, or by the walking trail up the west side of the hill.
A 16th Century church is at the top of the hill along with a meteorological observation building, and the Toma de Zacatecas Museum, a display commemorating the 1914 Battle for Zacatecas during the 1810 revolution.
Zacatecas was once Mexico's richest ming town and as such built exquisite colonial churches, convents, and private mansions.
These buildings are now open as museums to make the colonial City of Zacatecas a great destination for tourism.
Zacatecas Sightseeing, Tourism, Colonial Churches, Museums
To get an overall view of the city take the Zacatecas Teleferico (cable car) from El Grillo or La Bufa hill for great views of the city.
The cable car offers sightseeing at its best with a lofty view of the colonial City of Zacatecas.
Zacatecas Templo de Jesus, 1887
Zacatecas Templo de Fatima, a Neo Gothic temple on a hill three blocks southwest of the center
Zacatecas detail, Templo de Jesus, 1887
Former 16th Century convent and now the Rafael Coronel Museum with displays of masks.
Former 16 Century convent, now the Coronel Museum
The former 16th Century convent (right) now houses the Rafael Coronel Museum with displays of masks of many cultures of Mexico.
Museums and church building with wide pedestrian plazas make Zacatecas a pleasant city to walk
Zacatecas Flights from Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Tijuana reach Zacatecas International Airport (ZCL) a 20 minute cab ride from the city.
Direct flights from Los Angeles, Denver CO, Houston, TX, and Chicago IL are available.
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