Real de Asientos: A Legend Mining Town
Real de Asientos, Aguascalientes
START THE DAY WITH BREAD AND CIDER
In Zacatlan, start your tour by visiting the Panaderia Vazquez, where you can buy a breakfast of delicious, fresh bread with local cheeses. The bakery has used the same recipes and baking methods for over a 100 years.
After breakfast, stop in to one of the many cider stores in the town. The stores also teach visitors about Zacatlan’s traditional cider and apple liquor production, from which the town takes it name. The towns takes advantage of apple overproduction in the most exquisite ways.
After snacking and sipping on the local delicacies, start your walk around the town and wander to the famous flower clock, the only one of its kinds in the world.
DISCOVER FANTANSIES INSIDE A MOSAIC
Zacatlan is home to some stunning murals that you can watch from the lookout, and you can find mosaics depicting mythical feathered snakes and colorful hummingbirds, as well as common characters and apples of all times. If you’re counting your steps, you’ll find there are more than 100 meters of drawings made out of mosaics and colored pieces of recycled glass that line your walk along the town.
GET TO KNOW THE BIG APPLE
The town’s main park is home to a massive sculpture of an apple, a homage to the town’s signature fruit. Along the park, there are shops selling hand-made crafts, as well as locally produced liquors and jams, which make excellent souvenirs.
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