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  • 1 Museo Rafael Coronel - Former convent of San Francisco Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Angle Matamoros et Abasolo

    Rafael Coronel, a painter and collector, established an exceptional ensemble of Mexican folk art, housed in the former convent of San Francisco. The masks, a fundamental part of Mexican rites and festivals, are especially remarkable. The thousands of..

  • 2 Zacatecas City Centre Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza de Armas

    The main religious buildings, stately homes and museums in the city centre are concentrated around Plaza de Armas - the starting point for the Callejoneadas - and the Avenida Hidalgo lining it. These beautifully made edifices offer strollers an endle..

  • 3 Zacatecas Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Plaza de Armas

    Zacatecas Cathedral, built in the18C, is a Baroque masterpiece. Words cannot describe the virtuoso decoration on its façade (Avenida Hidalgo). The lighting at night gives it extraordinary relief. A must!

  • 4 Church of Santo Domingo de Zacatecas Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Plaza de Santo-Domingo

    The Church of Santo Domingo dominates the square of the same name, built on the hillside. Completed in 1749, the town's second church fell into the hands of the Dominicans after the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. Enjoy the Baroque portal and its e..

  • 5 Museo Pedro Coronel Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Plaza de Santo-Domingo

    Artist and art collector Pedro Coronel (1922-1985) bequeathed his precious treasures to the museum that bears his name. In addition to his own work, particularly his richly coloured paintings, you can enjoy masterpieces from the greatest modern artis..

  • You don't need to be an authority to appreciate the well-designed conversion of this former seminary into a contemporary art museum. The skilful museography highlights abstract Mexican art, a movement started in the 1950s by Manuel Felguérez, a local..

  • 7 Cerro de la Bufa Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    The Cerro de la Bufa, a rock with the amazing shape of a wineskin (thus its name), dominates the town from a height of 2,657 m, offering an unparalleled view of Zacatecas. Take the - highly popular - cable car to get there, the most pleasant way to g..

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