Aguascalientes is a destination with an interesting blend of lovely natural settings, tradition and industrial development. Outstanding for its manufacturing industry, especially the textile, electronic and automotive ones, the capital of the state has become one of the tourist destinations with the best offer of services in the Mexican Bajio.
The city and its shopping malls like Altaria and Galerias Aguascalientes are guarantee of satisfaction in a shopping trip; the historic centre with cultural attractions, historical monuments, restaurants, museums and plazas has something for everyone, while Magical Towns like San Jose de Gracia and its Cristo Roto (Broken Christ) and the Magical Town of Real de Asientos present a more traditional side and historical vestiges, turning into the perfect escape from the city life.
We cannot leave aside the San Marcos National Fair, the “Fair of Mexico”, an event that attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country and the world. With over years of history, it enriches its activity program with a Palenque, bullfighting, theater, “charros” championships, expositions and cultural events.
It’s one of the most important tourist and recreational spaces of the city. The steam locomotive known as “La Hidrocalida”, the Dancing Waters Fountain, the Monumental Clock among other attractions of Aguascalientes are located here.
Cathedral of Aguascalientes.
Plaza de la Patria Oriente, Col. Centro, Aguascalientes, Ags, Mexico.
Situated in front of the Plaza de la Patria, it’s dedicated to Our Lady of Asuncion. It’s the most important religious icon in the city, with neoclassical and baroque details, as well as paintings of Jose de Alcibar and Miguel Cabrera.
Palace of Government.
Plaza de la Patria S/N, Segundo Piso, Aguascalientes, Ags., Mexico.
This colonial-style building located in the center of Aguascalientes is a must for visitors, since it has interior courtyards embellished by murals of the Chilean master Oswaldo Barrera Cunningham.
A cultural visit to this part of the city cannot be missed during the days of the San Marcos Fair, as it has the most peculiar decorations, whether hundreds of colorful umbrellas or gorgeous origami butterflies. This short street of only half a kilometer was declared Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO as a part of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.
San Marcos Temple.
De la Feria, San Marcos Neighborhood, Aguascalientes, Ags., Mexico.
Dedicated to the Virgin of El Carmen and to San Marcos Evangelista, this is a temple which construction lasted over a century. It has baroque and neoclassical features, in addition to interior gothic touches.
Jose Guadalupe Posada Museum.
Jardín del Encino S/N, El Encino, Aguascalientes, Ags., Mexico.
Dedicated to the local carver Jose Guadalupe Posada, this museum is composed by two halls: the first one with a permanent exposition of his work and the second one dedicated to his teacher Manuel Manilla.