Fodor's Expert Review Cerro de la Bufa

Zacatecas Military Sight

Pancho Villa's definitive battle against dictator Victoriano Huerta occurred on this rugged hill, now a city landmark, in June 1914. The spacious Plaza de la Revolución, paved with three shades of pink Zacatecas stone, is crowned with huge statues of Mexican heroes. You can ride a zip line (MX$200 per person, or MX$300 for two) or have your photo taken dressed up like Pancho Villa (complete with antique rifle) and a soldadera (female soldier) companion, with outfits supplied by an enterprising young man. A walk up to the observatory gets you the best view of Zacatecas. Also on-site is the Sanctuario de la Virgen de Patrocinio, a chapel dedicated to the city's patron, and the Museo de la Toma de Zacatecas, which has a separate admission charge. Some folks take a cab up and the cable car back down to the city; others enjoy taking the cable car up to the site and walking back down.

Military Sight

Quick Facts

Carretera La Bufa
Zacatecas, Zacatecas  98000, Mexico

492-922–8066-Museum

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free; cable car MX$50, zip line from MX$200, Daily 10–5

What’s Nearby