San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Sights

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Morelia 12


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Guanajuato 12

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Catedral de Zacatecas

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This is one of Mexico's finest interpretations of baroque style. It has three facades—the principal one dedicated to the Eucharist...

Cerro de la Bufa

  • Military Site

Pancho Villa's definitive battle against dictator Victoriano Huerta occurred on this rugged hill, now a city landmark, in June 1914.

Mina El Edén

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From 1586 until 1960 this mine supplied Zacatecas with most of its silver. Most tours are in Spanish, but props and dioramas within the...

Museo Pedro Coronel

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Originally a Jesuit seminary and later a Dominican monastery, this building was used as a jail in the 18th century, and is now a museum...

Museo Rafael Coronel

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Concealed by the former Convento de San Francisco's mellow, pink, 18th-century facade is a rambling structure of open, arched corridors,...

Museo de la Toma de Zacatecas

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At the top of Cerro de la Bufa is the Museo de la Toma de Zacatecas, which has 10 rooms of historic objects such as guns, newspapers,...

Palacio de la Mala Noche

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Across from el palacio de gobierno (state government office) is a national monument, an18th-century colonial building with lacy ironwork...


  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

The only cable car in the world to cross an entire city, the Teleférico runs from Cerro del Grillo (Cricket Hill) above the Mina Edén...

Templo de Santo Domingo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This 18th-century Jesuit church has an ornamented facade and an opulent interior with religious paintings. In the sacristy is an extensive...

Zona Arqueológica La Quemada

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By the time the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century, this ancient city was already a ruin. The site's original name, Chicomostoc, means...