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Zacatecas, Zac. | Mexico

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.

 Catedral Basílica de Zacatecas

Catedral Basílica de Zacatecas

 A close up of the light illuminating the pink cantera rosa stone

A close up of the light illuminating the pink cantera rosa stone

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.

Zacatecas, Zac. | Living With Leslie
Zacatecas, Zac. | Living With Leslie
Zacatecas, Zac. | Living With Leslie
 One of the main roads getting repaved

One of the main roads getting repaved

Zacatecas, Zac. | Living With Leslie
Zacatecas, Zac. | Living With Leslie
Zacatecas, Zac. | Living With Leslie
 Ex-Templo de San Agustín

Ex-Templo de San Agustín

 Fuente de los Faroles

Fuente de los Faroles

 Teatro Calderón

Teatro Calderón

 Entrance details inside the theater | Teatro Calderón

Entrance details inside the theater | Teatro Calderón

 Templo de Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio | Cerro de la Bufa

Templo de Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio | Cerro de la Bufa

 Templo de Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio | Cerro de la Bufa

Templo de Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio | Cerro de la Bufa

 Striking a pose with my lovely cousins outside of Museo Rafael Coronel

Striking a pose with my lovely cousins outside of Museo Rafael Coronel

 Museo De Arte Abstracto

Museo De Arte Abstracto

 Museo De Arte Abstracto

Museo De Arte Abstracto

 Museo De Arte Abstracto | Lilia Carrillo | La cuidad desbordada, contaminación del aire, 1969

Museo De Arte Abstracto | Lilia Carrillo | La cuidad desbordada, contaminación del aire, 1969

 Museo De Arte Abstracto | Jardin

Museo De Arte Abstracto | Jardin

 Mina El Edén

Mina El Edén

 Awesome typography at local restaurant,  Gorditas Doña Julia

Awesome typography at local restaurant, Gorditas Doña Julia

 Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesus

Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesus

 Parroquia de Santo Domingo

Parroquia de Santo Domingo

 Parroquia de Santo Domingo

Parroquia de Santo Domingo

 Parroquia de Santo Domingo

Parroquia de Santo Domingo

 Entrance to Jardin de la Madre

Entrance to Jardin de la Madre

 Cerro de la Bufa

Cerro de la Bufa

I also explored the city of Durango and Sombrerete.

Check out my travel video:

Sombrerete, Zac. | Mexico

Sombrerete, Zac. | Mexico

Lavender Festival

Lavender Festival