Jerez Zacatecas is one of the most dazzling magical towns in Mexico, a colorful place rich in culture, history and gastronomy. It is so beautiful that even a simple house will seem like a work of colonial art. So if you still don’t know it, don’t worry because right now we will tell you what to do in Jerez Zacatecas.
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Things to do in Jerez Zacatecas
From just sitting in the main square and watching the sunset, the people passing by and how little by little the city lights up giving a very beautiful, romantic and even mystical aspect, as well as going out and walking the streets, this and much more is what we can do in Jerez de Zacatecas and today, our team of Traveling By will tell you about it. So let’s get started.
Dolores Cemetery Museum
Have you ever wondered what to do in Jerez Zacatecas? Visit the city’s cemetery, a mysterious and attractive place for any traveler. This is the oldest cemetery in the state of Zacatecas, where you can find impressive mausoleums, sarcophagi and creepy crypts to spend an interesting time.
This cemetery has rumbas dating back to the 18th century, which give you a walk among detailed pieces of funerary art. Show how brave you can be and don’t be afraid; this cemetery is located in the Central Zone in Dolores.
The staff will welcome you to begin the tour where you will feel the calm of the cemetery; which is rarely disturbed by the sound of flapping birds or a dog. Great artists formed this site, it must be considered, that at that time they didn’t have any kind of electric tools or heavy machinery.
This beautiful town has a great variety of dishes in its gastronomy, many are delicacies for visitors such as the “asado de boda”, which consists of a pork stew that is generally served at wedding celebrations. Before your stay in the town ends, you should take a tour to taste its unique dishes; unmissable delicacies that will be worth every penny invested in them.
In different places they serve many typical dishes; their desserts are delicious such as dulce de membrillo, camote de leche and the popular raspanieves. We highly recommend you to organize a day to taste delicious food, you will not regret it.
It consists of visiting and contemplating a place where the Zacatecan poet Lopez Velarde lived. The site is dedicated to him, to honor his memory by showing the way this writer lived; therefore, you will find a reconstruction of what could have been his room and desk.
To enter the museum you only have to pay the 100 MXN entrance fee, allowing you to see every corner of the house and they mention that you can listen to his poems in any part of the museum; a very peaceful activity to do in Jerez Zacatecas without spending a lot of money.
Sanctuary in Jerez Zacatecas
This magnificent sanctuary is a really beautiful construction, which gives pleasure to observe, but that is not all; this sanctuary contains the most important statue for the people of Jerez: La Virgen de la Soledad. It is said that this virgin saved the villagers in 1833 from a cholera epidemic.
The townspeople gather one day in honor of her to make a pilgrimage through the town, and when it gets dark they burn rocket castles; September 15th. Don’t forget; if you want to witness something very beautiful Jerez Zacatecas, this activity is part of the local tradition.
Finally, this sanctuary is located on Calle del Santuario, downtown Jerez.
A site that is represented by its wonderful architecture, a unique structure that took approximately 20 years to build. When admiring the interior you will be amazed by its magnificent dark wood carvings, stalls, lunettes and galleries that are mounted in the theater.
This theater is located on Calle del Reloj in the downtown area; we invite you to visit it and take a few pictures to make memories of your incredible vacation.
This is a building with a great history of this Magical Town; where you can admire a beautiful baroque façade and a central patio with a very peaceful atmosphere.
The Palace was remodeled in the 20th century, but since it was a town hall until now, it has kept its facade intact. The palace is located in the main square of the magical town of Jerez.
This building dates from 1894 and is one of the most beautiful constructions of the town; it was built to be an elementary school and was inaugurated in 1896.
A truly majestic construction that leaves all travelers amazed, you can freely enter the building because it is currently a house of culture; you can stop by its library to read a good book.
Sierra de los Cardos
If you are looking for an adventure this place is perfect for you, it is located a few kilometers from the Magical Town of Jerez. This magnificent site offers you a direct contact with nature and its beautiful landscapes are also very relaxing and suitable for outdoor recreation activities.
The beautiful landscapes will give you many photos to remember your stay in this place, you will be able to admire a great variety of animals. And the entrance to this place with tour guide included costs 1,900 MXN; do not leave this magical town without visiting the Sierra de los Cardos.
Jerez has many handicraft stores, many of these will show you many unique and beautiful handicraft pieces. Such as arracadas jerezanas that are made of gold and silver with a wonderful style, belts, saddles, hats, booties and other accessories that are made with pita yarn.
Surely you thought of taking home a souvenir of your vacation, visit the stores to choose one or several ornaments for your home that will remind you of this beautiful place. However, some of the accessories are quite expensive, and they are made from silver to gold.
Nevería “El Paraíso” (The Paradise)
Do you want to do a simple and tasty activity in Jerez Zacatecas with your loved ones? To finish your tour in this beautiful town, visit this tourist spot that is located in the Portal Inguanzo north of the main garden. In this place you can enjoy many raspanieves and ice creams with a great variety of exquisite flavors, these have a value of 30 MXN each one.
Zacatecas de Jerez is undoubtedly a very beautiful place and of course, it is only part of the state and in general the state of Zacatecas is “AMAZING”, so what are you waiting for to know it?