Aguascalientes is one of the smallest states in the country. It was given this name thanks to the region’s abundance of hot springs. Its first inhabitants were the Chichimecas. It was upon the orders of Antonio López de Santa Anna that the territory of Aguascalientes was created and was separated from the state of Zacatecas. Today, the state shares its northern border with Zacatecas and its southern one with Jalisco. Its climate is semi-dry and its annual average temperature fluctuates between 63 and 65°F.
Some of its towns and historic monuments are integrated into the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, such as its capital, where every year the now famous Feria de San Marcos and the Festival de las Calaveras (Festival of Skulls) takes place. Three of their towns form a part of the Magical Towns program; escape to Calvillo, Real de Asientos and San José de Gracia where you will discover one surprise after another.