Zacatecas is located in the center-north of the Mexican Republic, known as the city with “Face of quarry and heart of silver” has been considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
It is rich for its architecture and it is essential to visit it on foot so you can better admire its streets and discover the jewels of museums that are hidden there, although if you like you can also take the cable car to have an aerial view of the city. Zacatecas has a great mining wealth, squares, alleys and gardens, it is a very nice place to visit with family or with your special person, so come and discover with Traveling By Things to do in Zacatecas.
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Things to do in Zacatecas
If you are looking for what to do in Zacatecas, you must take this tour; where you will know the most attractive places for travelers. This city is considered the best silver mine in Mexico. Also known as Cuidad Rosa (Pink City), it is a very charming place, where you can admire magical places.
The tour starts at the Cathedral of Zacatecas, the service will bring you to this place from where you are staying and then go to the cathedral; then you will visit the Eden Mine. After you have visited other sites, the tour concludes with a fun zip line activity; a good dose of fun awaits you.
This tour lasts between 12 and 14 hours and costs 4,450 MXN per person.
This magical place allows you to get to know the wide variety of customs and traditions in the heart of Mexico, plus the delicious dishes that are made during the Christmas season. If you have any doubts about how Christmas is celebrated in the heart of Mexico? Visit this beautiful site and you will have an excellent experience in Zacatecas during the Christmas season.
You will have a professional local guide, who will show you the places beautifully decorated by the locals. You will feel a great sensation and get an unforgettable experience, which you can only feel in the month of December.
The tour costs 1,300 MXN and lasts 3 hours.
Hot air balloon
At 500 meters high, you can take a ride over Jerez, one of the most beautiful towns in Zacatecas; a perfect activity if you are looking for a great dose of fun and an amazing experience that the region has to offer.
You can go with your partner, family or friends; you can also get romantic or special packages. The balloon ride starts very early, you must be in Jerez at 7 p.m. so you can see the first rays of light.
This ride has an approximate cost of 2,800 MXN per adult and 1,900 MXN for children. It is an excellent and very interesting activity to do with your loved ones.
Rafael Coronel” Museum
This museum is a great tourist attraction for visitors. It offers a wide collection of masks, the largest in the world; these have a meaning about their festivities and popular dances. Each one of these masks had an owner and are made of any material, giving them a unique historical value.
The museum contains more than 11,000 masks. It is worth mentioning that only one fifth of them are on display for visitors; the museum is located in downtown Zacatecas and the entrance fee is approximately 630 MXN.
This cable car has an aerial route of 640 meters, the cabins have space for 8 people and a total of 470 tourists that can make the tour; besides, it has a calm and comfortable speed of 19 kilometers per hour. The single ride costs 2,000 MXN and the round trip costs 3,300 MXN.
Town of Jerez
This magical town offers a long walk through its historic center full of buildings. Located 57 km from the capital, Jerez is home to the handicrafts market where you can find all kinds of carved wood; finally, you can visit the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad.
Jerez received its name in 2007 and has an exquisite gastronomy; from unique dishes of the region to frozen drinks made from fruit honey. A trip you can put on your agenda during your vacations in Zacatecas.
This fun and entertaining activity can be done at Cerro de la Bufa, where you will go 440 meters one way and 400 meters back; so get ready, adjust your harness and enjoy this exciting zip line. The service includes professional cameramen, so you won’t forget to take pictures as a souvenir of your stay in Zacatecas.
Zipline staff can assist you from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm; the activity has a cost between 4,000 and 7,200 MXN per adult. We recommend doing this activity before the end of your stay in Zacatecas.
Zacatecas offers you a unique activity, which is to visit an Archaeological Zone at night; this opportunity to appreciate the archaeological site and see the astronomical phenomena is a must for any traveler. The tour has a cost of 680 MXN which includes transportation, food and access to the tourist areas in the archaeological site.
This tour takes place in La Quemada where actors representing a German topographer, a priest and an indigenous woman will show you a pyramid starting and then to conclude the tour; you will be able to admire the constellations, a magical starry sky and planets through telescopes.
Take a nice walking tour to contemplate the squares, alleys and gardens. The tour starts at the Plaza de Armas and ends at the Alameda; being one of the most important traditions of the city where the atmosphere is cozy and fun. The music is catchy making you dance inevitably; all this makes a perfect night, which you have to experience if you are looking for something to do in Zacatecas with only 150 MXN.
Legends of Zacatecas
Listen to exciting stories full of humor in the main alleys of the city; narrated by a person disguised as an enigmatic devil, which will awaken your interest in the culture of Zacatecas.
An entertaining activity that you can do before leaving Zacatecas, you only have to visit one of the tourist alleys at night. Listening to these stories costs 150 MXN per adult and 110 MXN per child.
Zacatecas is a colonial gem, also considered a romantic city, so whether you tour it on foot, decide to take the cable car or a hot air balloon you will enjoy incredible landscapes, without a doubt Zacatecas is a city you must visit on your trip to Mexico.