Magno Travel Insights for Zacatecas State
Hi, Magno readers! The Magno Insights are some of the learnings I’ve come to after 25 years of traveling experience in Mexico. By taking advantage of these inputs, you’ll go a little beyond on your trips in Mexico. Please take advantage of these recommendations that I consider useful for any kind of visitor.
So, some recommendations for the state of Zacatecas are:
* A state of mining origin, with a robust colonial tradition, where experiences multiply to offer visitors the best of their lands. A generous state full of secrets that invite explorers like you to delve into its geography to discover treasures that only the Zacatecas state shows to its adventure conquerors.
With its capital city, which is an open-air museum, you’ll begin to taste the dishes of the exquisite menu that Zacatecas offers you. Welcome to the land where amazement is reflected in magnificent artworks.
* First Magno “Zacatecano” travel tip. Choosing where to begin is crucial for your first travel experience here.
Zacatecas offers you fantastic rides inside mines, magical villages, colonial cities in full contact with nature and themed tours, such as its traditional walking, singing, and laughing in the joyous “Callejoneadas.”
* Second recommendation for visits to Zacatecas. Start with the crown’s gem, the capital city of Zacatecas.
* More travel intelligence. Be sure to book in your travelista a ride in the tourist tram. As it’s the rule in Mexico’s cities that have this tourist attraction, Zacatecas is no exception. Invariably, you can take the tram in the best and usual place possible: The Historic Center or also in the “Plaza de Armas.”
Here in Zacatecas, it departs from the “Plaza de Armas” and goes through the core and unmissable points where history left its mark in Historic Center’s life.
* What will you see in the Historic Center of Capital Zacatecas? Here are all the attractions. The list is large.
The impressive “Catedral Basílica de Zacatecas,” the “Portal de Rosales,” the “Palacio de Gobierno” with its cultural center inside, the beautiful market “González Ortega.”
The colorful and colonial “Plazuela Goitia” and the “Plazuela Miguel Auza,” the museums located inside beautiful colonial temples like the ” Museo Pedro y Rafael Coronel” will attract your traveler’s thirst undoubtedly.
You’ll also delight yourself with the neoclassical architectural style of the “Templo de Nuestra Señora de Fátima.”
Moreover, critical points of interest with a tag of unmissable are the amazing aqueduct ” El Cubo.” Then you can admire more architecture history of the “Nueva España” colonial age in the “Ex Templo de San Agustín,” in the “Parroquia de Santo Domingo” and in the ” Museo Casa del Inquisidor.”
However, the cultural offer of Capital Zacatecas is genuinely overwhelming, and you’ll find more beautiful museums such as the “Museo Guadalupe,” the “Francisco Goitia” museum, the “Museo de la Botica.”
Additionally, you’ll learn more from this magnificent state in the specialized local museum. I mean, the “Museo Zacatecano.” The “Museo de la Toma de Zacatecas” that recalls the Mexican Revolution’s memorable historical event is a state’s cultural destination for sure.
When you continue walking those capital city quaint streets, you’ll run into the “Museo Manuel Felguérez,” and with the “Casa Municipal de la Cultura.”
You’ll end this day of fantastic visits by walking the interior corridors of the lavish “Teatro Calderón,” finalizing with a short break to the “Parque Alameda Trinidad García de la Cadena.”
You can also dedicate yourselves to practicing the selfies sport and postcards making at 85 meters (278.87 feet) high when you take the “Teleférico de Zacatecas” (Zacatecas Cable Car). After this amazing ride, you’ll conquer the “Zacatecana” capital city’s must-see and guardian, the “Cerro de la Bufa.”
This ride will allow you to take a tour of the “Cerro del Grillo” too, where you can admire sunsets in both geographical elevations, as if they were oil paintings, especially in the winter sunsets.
I’m pretty sure you want to continue with the thematic experiences, so your visit to “El Edén” mine is a must-see, where through a guided tour, you’ll come in contact with the activity that gave rise to such a splendid city.
* Is there any more nature apart from the “Cerro de la Bufa” and “El Grillo? Sure. There’s more.
You’ll meet marvelous exponents such as the “Parque Sierra de Alica,” the wide and wonderful “Parque Centenario” together with their companions, the “Ecoparque Centenario” and the “Ecoparque Centenario Toma de Zacatecas.” The “Parque la Encantada” with its geodesic sphere will catch your sight for sure too.
I’m sorry, my Magno followers. This doesn’t show signs of stopping yet.
The capital city outskirts keep surprises too. The “Lomas de Bracho,” whose theatrical representation of the “Las Morismas de Bracho” festival on the last weekend of August in the “Cerro de San Martín,” is a great show for your sight.
This performance commemorates the so-called “Battle of Lepanto” that occurred in the year 1571.
This is a historical and cultural event that gives locals identity and strengthens the zeal of a significant number of faithful people to the “San Juan Bautista” catholic saint.
* Third Magno travel tip. “La Quemada.”
This archaeological site, framed by the beautiful landscape that accompanies it, where the ancient inhabitants left a pyramidal base known by archaeologists as the “Votive” pyramid, is another goal for your successful journey in this awesome state.
By standing up there, don’t forget to appreciate the mystical “Salón de las Columnas” and the game court for the ceremonial Pre-Hispanic “Juego de Pelota” (Ball game). This architectural space is present in significant numbers throughout several of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic settlements.
This site also features a set of roads that communicate with each other to the population settlements of this incredible archaeological zone, located in the municipality of “Villanueva,” approximately 55 kilometers (34.71 miles) south of the capital city. It has all the essential visitor services.
If you feel that the “Magno” pre-Hispanic legacy is not enough in “La Quemada,” then you have more options. It’s the time for the “Altavista” archaeological site or also known as the “Chalchihuites” because of the culture that inhabited there.
The “Chalchihuites” site is located 53 kilometers (32.93 miles) west of Zacatecas’ city of Sombrerete.
Finally, the recently opened archaeological site of “Cerro del Teúl” in 2018, where you’ll be among the first ones to step on it, is another angle for a journey inside the state’s history.
Located in the municipality of “Teúl de González Ortega,” 214 kilometers (132.97 miles) southwest of the capital city, there you can admire several interesting and semi-unknown architectural ensembles and a beautiful landscape protected by the “Cerro del Teúl” itself.
* More and more travel recommendations. Magic doesn’t end in Zacatecas easily. And this time, it comes from the hand of its six magical villages. These charming Mexican locations where the flavor of history, tradition, folklore, and Mexican culture offer a delicious and special life experience.
Which Magical Villages am I talking about? From “Sombrerete,” to “Jerez,” from “Teúl,” to the “Pinos,” village. The “Guadalupe” and the “Nochistlán” magical villages add to Zacatecas’ state wonders too.
So much charm, so much magic, so much to see and live in a revolutionary and mining state. Something is for sure. Zacatecas is pure gold and silver.
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