The history of Zacatecas is closely linked with its mining origins that positioned it as one of New Spain’s main economies. But this state also offers an extraordinary variety of culture, natural landscapes and architecture that is worthy of admiration in both its towns and cities.
The word Zacatecas comes from the Náhuatl word zacate and means “place where the luffas abound”. It is located within the Sierra Madre Occidental and the region known as Sierras y Valles Zacatecanos. Its climate is predominantly dry and semi-dry; and its average annual temperature is 63°F, in May it can reach 86°F and in January can get as low as 37°F. Its Magical Towns are Jerez, Nochistlán, Pinos, Teúl, Sombrerete and Guadalupe. Zacatecas’s Historic Center is a World Heritage Site.