Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes is in the Bajío region of Mexico.

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Lukas Hostel

Lukas Hostel is an international hostel in Aguascalientes. They are right downtown between the Plaza and the Jardin de San Marcos. They offer dormitory beds and private rooms. As of May, 2009, the rates are 100 pesos per person per night for a dormitory bed and 250 pesos for one or two people in a private room. Rates go up during the Feria de San Marcos and other times. Check the website for updated information. They cater to classic backpackers and to groups and university conferences but they are open to all travelers. They offer a full kitchen, terrace with hammocks, free coffee tea and purified water and more.


San Marcos Fair or in Spanish Feria de San Marcos

The oldest and largest state fair in Mexico begins annually around mid-April and ends in early May. One of the largest fairs in Mexico, attracting millions of visitors for the Casino, the bullfighting, cockfighting and nightlife. The San Marcos Fair also has nightly fireworks, amusement rides,art, theater, dance, commercial and industrial exhibitions, concerts,rodeos, and of course a variety of cuisine. This is the most busy time of year for Aguascalientes. Local schools close for a period of time during the fair as well as local offices.

DO   —  Map


Museo Jose Guadalupe Posada

Posada is considerd by many as the founder of modern art in Mexico. Since his death nearly a century ago, José Guadalupe Posada's work has steadily gained popularity with art lovers and Día de los Muertos celebrators alike. He is especially known for his calaveras images of whimsical skeletons. "While the illustration of the high society woman is one of Posada's most highly regarded pieces, it's also arguably the most recognizable image of the Día de los Muertos celebration.

SEE   —  Jardín del Encino

Museo Nacional de la Muerte

The national museum of death. Celebrating the Mexican tradition of day of the dead with many beautiful works ranging from pre-Hispanic period to today. Many people visit Aguas for this museum alone.



Hotel Francia

Historical hotel, built in 1915, located in the city centre.


Quinta Real Aguascalientes



About Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes means hot water in Spanish; the name comes from the abundance of hot springs in the area. Located in central Mexico, Aguascalientes borders the states of Zacatecas and Jalisco and is located about 537 km northwest of Mexico City. There are five traditional neighborhoods in Aguascalientes. Those neighborhoods are La Estacion, La Salud, El Encino, Guadalupe, and San Marcos(where the annual San Marcos Fair is held). Aguascalientes was founded in 1575. The city is very Spanish in nature and is known for its pottery, embroideries and woven goods. Aguascalientes, Mexico is the capital city of Aguascalientes state. Historically, the Spanish chose this city as an outpost to guard against the Chichimec Indians who once resided in the area. It was an outpost against the Indian tribes until 1857 when a state of republic was created under the same name as the state, Aguascalientes. From 1910 to 1920 the city was a major rail junction between Mexico City and the silver mines of Zacatecas.

Natives call Aguascalientes "the perforated city" or La Ciudad Perforada due to its intertwining passages, or catacombs beneath it that the pre-colonial Indians carved from rock. Their origin and reason is unknown and they are not open to the public.

It is ranked among the top three safest cities in Mexico, and one of the best in quality of life for its inhabitants.

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