The historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a rare find (a hidden gem) in today’s times of architectural development to come across such amazing management of preservation. For example, you will not find glitzy advertising banners above the entrances of the buildings. All the external fixtures must comply with the Federal, State, and Municipal regulations in terms of preserving Zacatecas’ historic city center.
Coupled with the fact that the main street is still intact as it follows the same path where the river once was, it makes for a memorable travel experience.
Thus, hats off to such passion which allows us to enjoy the authenticity of traveling this remarkable city.
The first thing I loved about Zacatecas was the name. It fell so beautifully on the tongue. It’s like Tlaquepaque (Spanish pronunciation: tlakeˈpake) and Guadalajara, two lovely cities in Jalisco, Mexico.
Just for fun: Click on the two hyperlinks above for the correct pronunciations and try them yourselves!
Having said what I loved first, I can only conclude on the subject by saying what is there NOT to love about Zacatecas? And for that matter, the whole of Mexico…
Speaking about people; Spanish is the main language in Mexico. So, you may want to learn a few basic words…
Now that you know a few basic words, let’s get you there.
It’s pretty easy. For example, they have an international airport, the Zacatecas International Airport (ZCL). There are many direct flights available. To name a few…, to and from Mexico City (flight time around 1h25m), and many US cities. And once you’ve arrived, there are many taxis at the airport to take you to historic downtown (Centro Historico), which is a 20-minute drive depending on the traffic.
This is another car-free travel experience. The historic downtown is relatively small (about 2,400 meters, or 8,000 feet) and can easily be done by foot. When and where you need a car, it will be more viable to catch a taxi instead of having to pay for a car rental for the duration of your stay. This way you will get the most of exploring the city.
Things to do and places to see are just as abundant in Mexico as its culture and traditions. And Zacatecas is no exception. Apart from the historic city center, the following sightseeing attractions are not to be missed.
Considering all the above things you could do in this ancient city (founded in 1546), I suggest you spend at least 4 days in Zacatecas.
Quinta Real Zacatecas is a “Travel and Home” choice-hotel-stay. What’s more, there is a super fine dining restaurant in the complex!
You don’t need a visa if you have a valid visa for the USA, the UK, Japan, Canada, or any other countries that fall within the Schengen Area. That said, always check on your visa requirements for Mexico before departure because regulations may change.
When we studied the average daily costs it fell more or less in line with most of Mexico. Therefore we give you a holistic overview of what your travel costs could average in Mexico.
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