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Zacatecas is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. Zacatecas, Mexico shares its name with its capital and chief center of population, the city of Zacatecas, Zacatecas. The State of Zacatecas is located in the heart of Mexico and its name originates from the Nahuatl language, which describes a "place where grass is abundant". Zacatecas is located in the great central plateau of Mexico, with anZacatecas Mexico average elevation of about 7700 feet. Zacatecas Mexico is somewhat mountainous, being traversed in the west by lateral ranges of the Sierra Madre Occidental. The climate is dry and generally healthy, being warm in the valleys and temperate in the mountains. Zacatecas mineral wealth was discovered soon after the conquest, and some of its mines are among the most famous of Mexico, dating from 1546. Zacatecas once produced the highest yield of silver worldwide. One of the most productive of its silver mines El Bote, still in production today, has records, which show a production of nearly $800,000,000 in silver between 1548 and 1867. The Church encouraged the construction of magnificent religious and civil buildings, giving Zacatecas a real colonial feel. Zacatecas Mexico has been declared a World Heritage site...
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Cities in Zacatecas

Cities in Zacatecas

Known as the city with a “face of stone and a heart of silver,“ Zacatecas is the capital of the state of Zacatecas. Zacatecas was built over a rich vein of silver. This and other mines in the vicinity attracted a large population, and it soon became one of the chief mining centers of Mexico...
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Attractions in Zacatecas

Attractions in Zacatecas
Zacatecas is a colonial state, with many sites to explore. Take in the Cathedral, the centerpiece of Zacatecas and one of Mexico's most awesome colonial treasures. It was built between 1707-52, with the exception of its massive bell towers, or head to Cerro de la Bufa, which offers sweeping views of Zacatecas...
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Restaurants & Nightlife in Zacatecas, Mexico

Restaurants in Zacatecas
Zacatecas cuisine is a cross-cultural blend of foods and recipes, specializing in beef and dairy products. Don’t miss a famous Saturday night ritual in Zacatecas, the "Callejonada Zacateca"...
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accommodations in Zacatecas
The hotels and accommodations in Zacatecas Mexico will range from economy to five star hotels. A famous hotel is The Quinta Real, The building is a restored bullfighting ring where banquet halls and guest rooms overlook the arena...
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