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The state of Zacatecas, Mexico - resource page by Mexconnect Staff © 2011

Zacatecas - a place to return to!

Millions of Americans today look to the Mexican state of Zacatecas as their ancestral homeland. In this section, we focus on the fascinating state of Zacatecas, which supplied so much of the country's wealth during colonial times.

Main articles for this section:

Zacatecas - A Labyrinth of Riches

Tony Burton guides you round the main sights in the city of Zacatecas.

Zacatecas the City - An Easy Step into Mexico

Alan Cogan tells why Zacatecas is more than a 'stop-over' on the way to somewhere else.

Visiting Zacatecas, a UNESCO World Heritage City

Jane Ammeson walks us around the sights of the narrow, twisting and turning streets of the beautiful city of Zacatecas,

Persian qanats in Western Mexico

John Pint writes of how to get water from point A, where it abounds, to point B, where it is desperately needed.

Guadalupe in Zacatecas: masterpieces of colonial art

Jane Ammeson's experience of Guadalupe. Located just east of Zacatecas city, Guadalupe's palm-fringed Jardín Juárez has the special charm found in so many Mexican towns.

Jerez, Zacatecas: A magical town

Jane Ammeson explores Jerez.

Zacatecas cathedral
Zacatecas Cathedral - photo by Alan Cogan

Zacatecas Links to Explore!

Zacatecas en Internet

Gobierno del Estado de Zacatecas

Hats Off to Sombrerete

Explore Sombrerete, Silver and a National Park with Tony Burton as your guide.

The indigenous past of Zacatecas

John P, Schmal explains the murky early history of Zacatecas, focusing on the various groups of people involved.

South From Zacatecas Tony Burton describes a fascinating archaeological site and an undiscovered colonial monument.

Zacatecas: Culinary Gateway

Karen Hursh Graber explores the evolution of traditional regional cuisine and includes 5 delicious recipes.

Modern Day Miracles in Mexico Melville King tells the story about the Santo Niño de Atocha in Jérez de García Salinas.

Maps for this section:

Clickable interactive map of Zacatecas


Galleries for this section:

Visiting Zacatecas, a UNESCO World Heritage City.

Jerez: a magical town.

Published or Updated on: September 1, 2011 by Mexconnect Staff © 2009
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