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Top Choice Museum in Aguascalientes

Museo Nacional de la Muerte

This is one 'near death' experience not to be missed. The Museo Nacional de la Muerte exhibits all things relating to Mexico's favorite subject – death – from the skeleton La Catrina to historic artifacts. The conte…
Mexican in Aguascalientes

La Saturnina

Set in the courtyard of an 18th-century former mansion, this old-fashioned spot is well known among local diners for its tasty menu. The name is in honor of the tragic heroine, Saturnino Herrán, so beautifully paint…
Mexican in Aguascalientes

Restaurant Mitla

This large, pleasant and popular restaurant is caught in a time warp: 1938, the year it started. There are white-shirted waiters and efficient service, plus a grand menu with a choice of Mexican specialties, set bre…
Yucatecan in Aguascalientes

Rincón Maya

Until lunchtime, this place has service at La Mestiza Yucateca (open 8am to 2pm), its alter ego next door. Both are located in a former hacienda and both serve delectable Yucatecan specialties.
Thermal Baths in Aguascalientes

Baños Termales de Ojocaliente

Despite the city's name, these charming if slightly shabby thermal baths are the only ones near the center. The restored 1808 architecture truly turns back the clock; the waters are said to help all sorts of ailment…
Museum in Aguascalientes

Museo de Aguascalientes

Housed in a handsome neoclassical building, this museum houses a permanent collection of work by the brilliant Aguascalientes artist Saturnino Herrán (1887−1918), and there are also temporary exhibitions. His works …
Museum in Aguascalientes

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

A small, modern museum displaying the work of Enrique Guzmán (1952−86) as well as temporary exhibitions; it is well worth visiting.
Museum in Aguascalientes

Museo José Guadalupe Posada

Aguascalientes native Posada (1852−1913) was in many ways the founder of modern Mexican art. His engravings and satirical cartoons broadened the audience for art in Mexico, highlighted social problems and were a cat…
Museum in Aguascalientes

Museo Regional de Historia

This history museum was designed by Refugio Reyes as a family home and features a small chapel. Its exhibits run all the way from the big bang to the colonial conquest. It also has a beautiful chapel with ex voto pa…
Historic Building in Aguascalientes

Palacio de Gobierno

On the south side of Plaza de la Patria, the red-and-pink stone Palacio de Gobierno is Aguascalientes' most noteworthy colonial building. Once the mansion of colonial baron Marqués de Guadalupe, it dates from 1665 a…