Plaza de Armas
The plaza is the open space north of the cathedral. At the time of research, it was being remodelled to raise the ground to pavement...
Plazuela Francisco Goitia
A block south of the cathedral, a broad flight of stairs descends from Avenida Hidalgo to Tacuba, forming a charming open space. The...
Palacio de la Mala Noche
Palacio de la Mala Noche was built in the late 18th century for a mine owner and now houses state-government offices.
This top venue hosts a variety of cultural events including theater, dance and music performances. Check the posters or with the tourist...
Panificadora Santa Cruz
Almost abutting the cathedral, this reliable bakery-eatery has excellent sinful treats – pan dulces (pastries), pizzas and tortas ...
Plaza de Armas · interesting places nearby
Built between 1729 and 1752, the pink-stone cathedral is an ultimate expression of Mexican baroque.
The stupendous main facade is a wall of detailed carvings; this has been interpreted as a giant symbol of the tabernacle. A tiny figure of an angel holding a tabernacle is in the middle of the design, the keystone atop the round central window. Above this, in the third tier, is Christ and above Christ is God. The 12 Apostles are featured, as well as a smaller Virgin figure above the doorway.
The southern facade's central sculpture is of La Virgen de los Zacatecanos, the city's patroness. The north facade shows Christ crucified, attended by the Virgin Mary and St John.
Unveiled in 2010, the grand altar is the work of Mexico's famous artist, Javier Marín. It features 10 large bronze figures and the figure of Christ, arranged on a backdrop of golden blocks.