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Museo Rafael Coronel

The amazing Museo Rafael Coronel is not to be missed. Imaginatively housed in the ruins of the lovely 16th-century Ex-Convento de San Francisco, it houses Mexican folk art collected by the Zacatecan artist Rafael Co…
Mine in Zacatecas

Mina El Edén

Visiting one of Mexico's richest mines (1586−1960s) provides an insight into a source of wealth and the terrible price paid for it. Digging for hoards of silver, gold, iron, copper and zinc, enslaved indigenous peop…
Museum in Zacatecas

Museo Toma de Zacatecas

The Museo de la Toma de Zacatecas, at the top of La Bufa, was reopened in 2014, to commemorate the centenary of the 1914 battle that was fought on the hill’s slopes in which the revolutionary División del Norte, led…
Notable Building in Zacatecas

Ex-Templo de San Agustín

The Ex-Templo de San Agustín was built for Augustinian monks in the 17th century. During the 19th-century anticlerical movement, the church became a cantina and Masonic lodge. In 1882 it was purchased by American Pr…
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Museo Pedro Coronel

The extraordinary Museo Pedro Coronel is housed in a 17th-century former Jesuit college and, given that it was recently remodelled, is one of provincial Mexico's best art museums. Pedro Coronel (1923−85) was an affl…
Museum in Zacatecas

Museo Manuel M. Ponce

This small five-roomed museum is a touching tribute to the musician, Manuel M. Ponce, a well-traveled, intellectual Mexican, whose best-known score includes Estrellito. One of Ponce's former pupils, Carlos Vasquez, …
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Museo Zacatecano

Zacatecas' former mint (Mexico's second-biggest in the 19th century) now houses the wonderful Museo Zacatecano. Spread over a number of rooms, this contemporary museum exhibits a weird mix of all things zacatecano. …
Museum in Zacatecas

Museo del Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez

This art museum is worth visiting for the building alone; originally a seminary, it was later used as a prison and has been renovated to create some remarkable exhibition spaces, transforming the former dark, depres…
Museum in Zacatecas

Museo Francisco Goitia

The Museo Francisco Goitia displays work by several 20th-century Zacatecan artists, including some evocative paintings of indigenous people by Goitia (1882−1960) himself. Other artists represented include Pedro Coro…
Church in Zacatecas

Templo de Santo Domingo

The Templo de Santo Domingo in a plazuela of the same name, is in a baroque style, with fine gilded altars and a graceful horseshoe staircase. Built by the Jesuits in the 1740s, the church was taken over by Dominica…