6 Things to Do in Zacatecas After Dark
The afternoon comes to a close and you don’t know what to do in the city of Zacatecas—don’t worry, fun and entertainment never end in this beautiful place.
Is it nighttime and you don’t know what to do? In Zacatecas, the fun never stops.
Days in the city of Zacatecas are beautiful—the clear skies and the sun’s rays bouncing off the colorful stone buildings show what may be the most well-known face of this stunning city. However, night will fall and with it, the chance to discover everything Zacatecas has in store for you.
1. Alleyway Tour of Zacatecas
One of the city’s signature traditions is its alleyway tours. At dusk, the walking tour starts in the main square or Plaza de Armas and meanders through the historic center’s streets and alleyways, plazas and squares, until reaching Alameda square.
During the tour, a charming donkey accompanies the celebration carrying jugs of delicious mescal from Zacatecas. The region’s lively tamborazo music fills the air, the ambience is perfect, the music is contagious, and dancing is inevitable—everything combines to make a new, unique experience that you cannot miss.
2. La Mina Club
Visiting this bar is quite the adventure. It all starts in the train that takes visitors deep underground into El Edén mine. Traveling through the tunnels of an authentic mine is a remarkable experience. In the walls, it is still possible to see the veins where gold, silver, and precious gems were once extracted.
Tunnels and galleries with dripping water, as well as works of art and exhibits that tell the story of the mine and its people give this unusual nightclub its offbeat ambience.
Without a doubt, La Mina Club is Zacatecas’ most original bar. You can enjoy not only the incredible setting, but also good music, a fun party atmosphere, and great dancing. Also, if you are into sports, get ready to enjoy broadcasts of the best live sports events. The main entrance is through El Edén mine (the western entrance). From Thursday to Saturday, starting at 10 pm. No reservations necessary!
3. Out-of-This-World Archeology
La Quemada is the best spot to enjoy Zacatecas’ skies, some of the country’s most dazzling. The Stargazing Experience offered at this archeological site is one of a kind.
Visiting La Quemada archeological site is a marvelous and enigmatic experience, especially if you add a dramatized tour that lets you play along and transport yourself through time to the days when this area was in its golden age. The experience is unforgettable.
Together with Zacatecas’ Astronomical Society, you can learn about the starry skies and observe the main constellations, stars and planets. With the help of specialized telescopes, the trip through space will be one of the best experiences of your life.
If you are patient and let yourself be carried away, you may even spot some shooting stars.
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4. Cable Car After Dark
At night and from high above, take in the city of Zacatecas. Hop on its famous Teleférico cable car for a nighttime run, and marvel at the dazzling views of the city’s Historic Center.
Nighttime rides are Friday to Sunday from 7 pm to 10 pm.
At night, you may hire a normal car or one with a see-through floor. If you are playing tourist in your hometown, get a 50% discount on your ticket.
5. Legends with the Devil
Would you like to learn more about Zacatecas’ popular history? Discover its fascinating legends on a history-filled evening bursting with humor and tradition in the city’s main alleyways.
Told by the peculiar and enigmatic Devil, these tales will captivate you and pique your interest in the history of a state with such a rich culture as Zacatecas.
The Histriónica theater troupe and its entertaining characters make for an unforgettable evening.
6. The Fifteen Letters Bar
This bar has been a local landmark for more than 100 years. It goes back to the year 1906, when the spot was a store selling oil, firewood, charcoal, and liquor.
In 1928 it was acquired by Don Rafael Llamas González, who in 1974 started the Fifteen Letters bar, which continues pouring drinks today. Its unusual name is self-explanatory if you count the number of letters in its name in Spanish, Las Quince Letras.
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