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Route of Silver and Handcrafts

San José de Gracia, Real de Asientos, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes

Visiting Fresnillo is walking through its quiet streets and having a pleasant time in the Plaza del Obelisco (Obelisk Square). Get to know some of its museums such as the Mine and the Agora Museum. This destination of mining origin owes its boom to the abundance of silver in the area, in addition to the fact that here is the sanctuary of the famous Santo Niño de Atocha. When you come to Fresnillo, don't forget to try some typical local dishes.

On its part, the city of Zacatecas is a destination of dazzling beauty due to its architectural and cultural wealth, from its foundation in the mid-16th century up to the present day. Tour Zacatecas on foot or on the tourist tram that will take you through its alleys and town squares, to appreciate its neoclassical art in museums and theaters. In the handcraft shops you can appreciate Huichol art, and in the market you will find Zacatecan wines and sweets. This destination also produces pink quarry stone, very characteristic of its buildings. Enjoy the best view of the city from the top of Cerro de la Bufa (Bufa Hill), the experience is very fun, since it is reached by a cable car.

Other must-sees on your "what to do in Zacatecas" list are visiting the old Plaza de Toros de San Pedro (San Pedro Bullring), joining a callejonada to the rhythm of the Zacatecan drums and ending the night at the underground nightclub: La Mina.

Guadalupe, Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is your next stop. It belongs to the metropolitan area of ​​Zacatecas, however it has a different personality. It is part of the “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro”, declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It is a cultural and religious destination, whose name is linked to the sanctuary of the same name, we recommend you to visit its beautiful convent. Enjoy its varied gastronomy accompanied by traditional drinks such as mead, atoles and champurrados. Try desserts based on desert fruit, maguey or tuna honey, cheese or tuna panela cheese; biznaga and burnt milk sweets. Take home some handicrafts such as carved stones, rustic furniture, sarapes and woven capes.

Continuing with the Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) you will arrive at Real de Asientos, a mining town in the state of Aguascalientes, which will look like stepping into a time machine, here you will enjoy landscapes that will surprise you. Learn more about its history in the museums and mines; the aqueduct, the viewpoint and its impressive tunnels will be waiting for you. Once you head downtown, visit the Exconvento del Señor del Tepozán (Señor del Tepozán Ex-Convent), Plaza Juárez (Juárez Square) and the parish, sites that embellish the downtown area with a colonial style.

San José de Gracia is a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) that stands out for the kindness of its people, and where you can enjoy a variety of dining options, in addition to taking a souvenir with you in one of its stores. Then head to the pier and cross to the Santuario del Cristo Roto (Cristo Roto Sanctuary), a huge sculpture placed in the center of a small island. Enjoy incredible views and landscapes worth being photographed from the shore at sunset.

Finally you will arrive at the city of Aguascalientes, which welcomes you with its beautiful colonial architecture, the beauty of its historic downtown and the Templo de San Antonio de Padua (San Antonio de Padua Temple). Discover the iconic Jardín de San Marcos (San Marcos Garden) and admire its statues and natural beauty. As you walk along Calle Venustiano Carranza (Venustiano Carranza Road), you will find a wide variety of restaurants, galleries, coffee shops, bars, and breweries.
Visiting Fresnillo is walking through its quiet streets and having a pleasant time in the Plaza del Obelisco (Obelisk Square). Get to know some of its museums such as the Mine and the Agora Museum. This destination of mining origin owes its boom to the abundance of silver in the area, in addition to the fact that here is the sanctuary of the famous Santo Niño de Atocha. When you come to Fresnillo, don't forget to try some typical local dishes.

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On its part, the city of Zacatecas is a destination of dazzling beauty due to its architectural and cultural wealth, from its foundation in the mid-16th century up to the present day. Tour Zacatecas on foot or on the tourist tram that will take you through its alleys and town squares, to appreciate its neoclassical art in museums and theaters. In the handcraft shops you can appreciate Huichol art, and in the market you will find Zacatecan wines and sweets. This destination also produces pink quarry stone, very characteristic of its buildings. Enjoy the best view of the city from the top of Cerro de la Bufa (Bufa Hill), the experience is very fun, since it is reached by a cable car.

Other must-sees on your "what to do in Zacatecas" list are visiting the old Plaza de Toros de San Pedro (San Pedro Bullring), joining a callejonada to the rhythm of the Zacatecan drums and ending the night at the underground nightclub: La Mina.

Guadalupe, Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is your next stop. It belongs to the metropolitan area of ​​Zacatecas, however it has a different personality. It is part of the “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro”, declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It is a cultural and religious destination, whose name is linked to the sanctuary of the same name, we recommend you to visit its beautiful convent. Enjoy its varied gastronomy accompanied by traditional drinks such as mead, atoles and champurrados. Try desserts based on desert fruit, maguey or tuna honey, cheese or tuna panela cheese; biznaga and burnt milk sweets. Take home some handicrafts such as carved stones, rustic furniture, sarapes and woven capes.

Continuing with the Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) you will arrive at Real de Asientos, a mining town in the state of Aguascalientes, which will look like stepping into a time machine, here you will enjoy landscapes that will surprise you. Learn more about its history in the museums and mines; the aqueduct, the viewpoint and its impressive tunnels will be waiting for you. Once you head downtown, visit the Exconvento del Señor del Tepozán (Señor del Tepozán Ex-Convent), Plaza Juárez (Juárez Square) and the parish, sites that embellish the downtown area with a colonial style.

San José de Gracia is a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) that stands out for the kindness of its people, and where you can enjoy a variety of dining options, in addition to taking a souvenir with you in one of its stores. Then head to the pier and cross to the Santuario del Cristo Roto (Cristo Roto Sanctuary), a huge sculpture placed in the center of a small island. Enjoy incredible views and landscapes worth being photographed from the shore at sunset.

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