Zacatecas is located in the north-central region and it is bounded to the northwest by Durango, to the north by Coahuila and Nuevo Leon, to the east by San Luis Potosi, to the south by Aguascalientes and Guanajuato and to the southwest by Jalisco and Nayarit. The state is best known for its rich deposits of silver, its colonial architecture and its importance during the revolution.

Zacatecas is a city for walking. In the older sections of town most of the cobbled streets are narrow, and somewhat steep, running as they do up, down, and around the hillside on which the city was founded. Down below in what is now the city center, the going is easier, but no less fascinating.

Zacatecas has a full range of hotels and motels, and several very good restaurants serving both local specialities and international fare.


The colonial center of this city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features elaborately decorated buildings, cobblestoned streets, and wrought-iron lanterns.

Sombrerete: Colonial city established in 1555 as a village, actually is a small city, is the fifth most important in the state, and considered the second most beautiful city in the state. The city features old and beautiful churches built in the New Spain Era, decorated and old buildings. The municipality had touristic forests, and Sierra de Organos, famous place in the world for filmed western movies.

Jerez de Garcia Salinas: A city near the capital city of Zacatecas (Zacatecas City), has colonial buildings and the Santuario and Parroquial Churches, made known internationally by Lopez Velarde, a writer born in that city. It also has beautiful colonial buildings some of which are now lighted at night. Jerez was designated as a Pueblo Magico in 2007 because of its customs, traditions, cuisine and its people. More than 20 years in the past (1988) it had already been designated as a National Monument.

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