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Cerro de la Bufa is an ideal place to admire Zacatecas

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Located at 2657 meters, the Cerro de la Bufa is an ideal place to admire Zacatecas and its surroundings. It was named after Juan de Tolosa. The name "Bufa" comes from the Aragonese word which means "pig's bladder," and was named after the Spanish first arrived in the region.

In 1914, was the scene of the last and bloodiest battle of the Mexican Revolution.Here you can tour a number of attractions that are located on the esplanade. At these locations are listed below along with their description:

Mausoleum of Illustrious Men

Outcrop at the foot of the Cerro de la Bufa is the Mausoleum of Illustrious Men, in which lie the remains of prominent figures Zacatecanos. Among them are: Francisco Aguilar and Urízar (1867-1948) pianist, composer and teacher emeritus of the UAZ. Genaro Codina Fernández (1852-1901) musician, composer and author of the leading Zacatecas March. Garcia Ursulus Arizmendi (1882-1937) educator and social activist for the cause workers and peasants. Fernando Villalpando Avila (1844-1902) musician and composer Zacatecas.

Toma de Zacatecas Museum

It was opened in 1984 to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the epic battle of 1914 known as "La Toma de Zacatecas" and present a graphic picture of what happened in this city. In the halls of this simple easy and enjoyable museum tour, are on display clothing and weapons used during the battle, a model of the entire area where the battle took place noting the positions of both the revolutionary troops, like the feds; a map of 1906 showing the urban layout of Zacatecas at the time; amplified copies of newspapers and photographs (most of Reginald Kahn) artillery pieces and documents that illustrate this revolutionary. The atmosphere is complete with antique furniture recreate the atmosphere that reigned outside the military context.

Our Lady of Sponsorship

In January 1548, they built the first chapel dedicated to the Virgin in gratitude for his intervention to peacefully establish a new Spanish settlement in America. Over time, the image became known in 1656 as the Virgen del Patrocinio of Zacatecas.Neglect led to the chapel fell into ruin, so it was necessary to raise another shrine.The new chapel was completed in 1728 and in November placed the image is still venerated today. The festivities honoring the patron saint is celebrated on September 15, the faithful out of the alley of the Bells with fireworks, music and dancing to greet the Virgin.

Meteorological Observatory

The Zacatecas meteorological observatory at the top of Cerro de La Bufa, in central-east of the city, which has a temperate semi-dry climate with summer rains.
The first recorded weather observation was conducted in January 1876, although it was not until three decades later when he opened the Meteorological Observatory of Zacatecas, in this same hill. According to the classification of the National Water Commission (CNA), Zacatecas is one of the best states when it comes to questions of meteorology is concerned, at the national level.

Plaza of the Revolution

The Mexican Revolution Square is an open space located in the Cerro de La Bufa, dedicated to the heroic general who made this decision in Zacatecas revolutionary stage in the country, and which today Zacatecans pay homage to the breathtaking sculptures in bronze equestrian and representing the Revolutionary General Francisco Villa, Felipe Angeles and Panfilo Natera.

Cable car

This attractive sightseeing operating since 1979 and is one of the most visited city.On his way to 650 meters across the city in just 7 minutes offering one of the most spectacular panoramic views. There are two seasons for the cable car operations: one in the bottom of the hill of Cricket, and the other in the far northwest of Cerro de la Bufa. The technology and safety standards are of Swiss origin.

The Cerro de la Bufa, located east of the historic center of the city of Zacatecas, rises to a height of 2 657 meters. That mountain served as home to a number of tribes of Zacatecas, which inherited the name of the ciudad

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