We were taken on a rodeo by some locals. It was fun and it´s definately something really Mexican (a lot different from American rodeos). If you are interested in seing a rodeo you´ll have to find out when they are. But as far as I know they are quite frequent.
The easiest way up to the top of the Cerro de la Bufa is to take the teleferico across from the station on the base of the Cerro de la Grilla. From the center, walk up the stairs of the Callejon de Garcia Rojas. The teleferico runs every 15 minutes from noon til 1930. Views across the city get grander the higher up you go.
Mina El Eden.
This visit to this mine is one of the highlights of Zacatecas, the mine was opened in 1586 and was worked until 1969. You have to take a small train that goes into the depths of the mine, after that there´s a walking tour of the mine. Also there´s a huge Disco that opens during the week-ends. Check out the hanging bats near the discotheque entrance.
Metal: Silver: Location: Exhacienda de Bernárdez Guadalupe, Zacatecas.
One of the obliged stops in Zacatecas for shopping is SILVER. I like it a lot. I can bring a design and they will create it for me. Or, I can choose from the different options they might have in exhibition.
The Ex Hacienda de Bernardez, located in Guadalupe, Zacatecas, since 1988 a school-workship has been open supported by a sponsor that provides of the resources for this place to work.
In this "taller" or workship or workplace, silverman already mastered share their secrets with the new incoming generation interested in discovering and master the silver art: waxing, funding, polish, jewelry, orfebreria and much more.
Any that the tecnique is, the final product is special and the finish is totally handmade which makes it an unique piece of art, either for decoration, utilitary or as a beauty compliment.
Along a year, the silver craftman elaborate fine femenine jewelry and very original, with a very high demand with their customers. Most of times, they come back to ask for another unique piece.
Dishes, center pieces, frames are also very often requested and they are inspired from the iron beam work found on the old facades from thos antique homes in downtown, no matter the size.
So, next time you visit Zacatecas, take an hour or two to visit the Centro Platero de Zacatecas, ask any tour agency for a quick visit or hire a taxi cab, the place is not so far from the city and the place is open to public.. last time I visited I went there by driving and getting there was kind of confusing since they were remodeling some decoration from the main house in the hacienda.
Bring some money and talk to the artisans, you may bargain the price and end buying more than you expected.