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Zacatecas is a city and municipality in Mexico, and the capital and largest
city of the state of Zacatecas. It is located in north-central part of
Mexico and appeared on the world map as a Spanish mining camp in the
mid-16th century. Zacatecas is home to a stellar lineup of 19th
and 20th century buildings and features a narrow canyon whose
vertical walls hold numerous houses and 17th century churches.
Zacatecas also features some quality museums that tell about its silver
mines and the way they helped shape the economic identify of the region
(then known as New Spain).
Things to do in Zacatecas
Museo Rafael Coronel
Museo Rafael Coronel is a world-class museum in Zacatecas. It is housed in
a 16th or 17th century convent and is home to a large collection
of masks collected from different parts of the world. These masks are
segregated as per their region and use. Some of the most popular masks are
the ones that are used in Carnival and religious festivals like the
Museo Toma de Zacatecas
Museo Toma de Zacatecas is a child-friendly museum in Zacatecas that
conserves the memory of a historic battle between the revolutionaries and
the then Mexican president in 1914. The revolutionaries had emerged
victorious and thus won over the city of Zacatecas. Today this museum uses
technologically advanced simulations and interactive displays to enact the
A classic example of Churrigueresque architecture in Mexico, the Cathedral
is an ornately carved red-stone religious superstructure built in mid-18 th century. It flaunts an attractive front and features two
beautifully-decorated towers. Its copula, reconstructed in 1836, comes a
close second in beauty to that of the Nuestra Senora de Loreto in Mexico
Best Time to Visit Zacatecas
Summer season (the months from June to August) are the best to book your
flights from Los Angeles to Zacatecas. Book your flights from LAX to ZCL
during summers to enjoy famous cultural festivals and events. It is advised
to book Zacatecas flights in advance to avoid paying more at the last