Zacatecas, Zac. | Mexico
Zacatecas: a culturally rich and captivating city.
Zacatecas is known for its silver mining industry, preserved historic sites, museums, and use of a distinct pink volcanic stone known as cantera rosa. Walking through the steep streets of the historic center of the city (Centro Historico) had me in awe. Past European colonial settlement had a heavy influence on the baroque/churrigueresque and neo-classic style architecture. Everywhere I looked was dreamy and at times, it almost felt like I was somewhere in Europe.
I stayed for four days, which enabled me to cover a lot of ground. With my camera in hand and some comfortable shoes, I was unstoppable. If you ever visit Zacatecas, I highly recommend checking out the aerial tramway (Teleférico) for gorgeous views that overlook the city, the mining tour at Mina el Edén, and the chicken flautas dish at Acrópolis.
The cathedral was one of the first places we visited. The facade beautifully showcases a churrigueresque style and the cantera rosa stone throughout really makes the building stand out during golden hour.
The following are some buildings and sights one can see while strolling through the historic center.