The capital city by the same name as the state is a delight to see, especially at night when the old colonial buildings lining the main streets are lit up by lights.

Travelers to the city of Zacatecas should plan a few days to not only explore the city but also to visit its many museums. Listed here are two of the more prominent ones.

The Rafael Coronel Museum houses over 10,000 ceremonial masks making it the largest of its kind in the world.

The Virreinal de Guadalupe Museum is housed in a beautiful former convent. Visitors will discover Mexican art dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Many of these beautiful painting reflect the history of Christianity.

Outdoor enthusiasts will like exploring the Sierra de Órganos National Park in the northern region of the state. Very interesting rock formations can be found there. They actually look like the pipes from an organ with some of them towering as high as 200 feet / 60 meters.

Zacatecas is also one of México’s central states where vineyards are located. 

Map / Quick Facts

Location: Northern Region

Capital City: Zacatecas

Pueblo Magicos
Jerez de García Salinas
Teúl de González Ortega

Distances from Zacatecas City to
Guadalupe - 8 mi / 12 km
Jerez de García Salinas - 33 mi / 53 km
Nochistlan - 142 mi / 228 km
Pinos - 92 mi / 148 km
Sombrerete - 104 mi / 167 km
Teúl de González Ortega - 133 mi / 213 km

Aguascalientes, AGS - 75 mi / 121 km
Guadalajara, JAL - 214 mi / 121 km
Mazatlán, SIN - 340 mi / 545 km
Durango, DUR - 224 mi / 360 km
San Luis Potosí, SLP - 120 mi / 193 km

Nearest Airports from Zacatecas City to
Zacatecas International Airport ZCL
12 mi / 18 km

Aguascalientes International Airport AGU
76 mi / 122 km

San Luis Potosí International Airport SLP
112 mi / 180 km

Leon/Guanajuato International Airport BJX
142 mi / 228 km

Weather in Zacatecas City
Jan-Feb High 60s / Low 30s
Mar-Apr High 70s / Low 40s
May-Jun High 80s / Low 50s
Jul-Sep High 70s / Low 50s
Oct High 70s / Low 40s
Nov High 60s / Low 40s
Dec High 60s / Low 30s


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