Zacatecas, Mexico

after riding for several days nonstop it was time to take a break it was either go to Leon and Guanajuato or go to Zacatecas. i had been to guanajuato a few yeas ago as well there was a large festival going on and rooms were more difficult find. As well another rider that i knew was in zac and was planning to stay a couple more days so zac it was.

This the provincial capital for the province of Zacatecas and was a very important mining centre for several hundred years. Zac is situated on the mountains at an elevation of approximately 2500 meters. The main attraction is the cathedral in the centre of the city construction started in the early 17 hundred and completed some 60 years later. the cathedral is now a UNESCO heritage site.

the Cathedral

the Cathedral

Maine Entrance

Maine Entrance

the cathedral has been undergoing a major renovation since 1994 and the main alter is not visible but this is a view just to the side.

Inside of the Cathedral

Inside of the Cathedral

As you move through the town it gives you the feeling that you are in Spain rather than mexico. the city is very clean and quiet, other than the bells of the cathedral that ring every few minutes.

Typicial street

Typicial street

this city has been around for a long time and has many historic sites including this convent at was built in the 15 hundreds


4 Responses to “Zacatecas, Mexico”

  1. Darlene Says:

    Good choice to go to Zacatecas; photos are absolutely stunning! I sure am enjoying your trip!


  2. Lori Says:

    Wow, what an education on Mexico! I have been reading your posts and looking through your pictures, very interesting! Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Keep safe!

  3. Kim Says:

    That cathedral is fabulous. That’s more my kind of trip! Looks like you’re having a great time and it’s great reading the blog. Thanks for posting!
    Heard about your bank experience. 🙂 Too funny.

  4. Vinny Says:

    Good stuff amigo. Hope you made it to Guadalajara without any problems. It was great hanging out with you in Zac.

    Buen viaje!

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