Aguascalientes Travel Guide
A dining train car
A dining train car
Another view of the model
Inside the dining car -- pretty modest
A secondary building with an exposition...
"Monumental clock" @ the train museum
Museo J. Guadalupe Posada
If you are into art or printmaking, then a visit here is obligatory. Posada (b. 1852) is a giant on the landscape of Mexican graphic arts, and this museum features an extensive collection of his works as well as the plates themselves. There are four main exhibit rooms - with...
The central municipal building was built in 1700 and is a joy to be seen. It currently houses various government offices throughout its two floors. But besides the beautiful architecture it also has a number of extremely detailed murals on many of its inner walls.
In this neoclassical theater, in October 1914, while the Great War was raging in Europe, the generals of the factions that had sprung up from the Revolution came together to sort out a possible new Mexico. United in their goal of toppling General Victoriano Huerta from power...
Templo del Señor del Encino
This church (located south of the city center) had what I thought was a very interesting exterior - a good example of Mexican baroque style. The 'estipite' style pilasters on the main facade, and the crazy curves of the side portal caught my attention. This is late Baroque -...
San Marcos Fair
The San Marcos Fair has been held in Aguascalientes every Spring since 1828! It's centered around a small church but it has expanded throughout the downtown area.It features shopping, shows, bullfights, amusement rides, and lots & lots of food & drink!Here's some more detail...
In the center of the city, below the tall statue is a beautiful fountain that is especially wonderful to be near when it's hot outside.The fountain serves as a meeting place for many locals to meet and hang out near.
Parrillada Jardines: Delicious Meat Tacos!
My ex-girlfriend and her son introduced me to this amazing little restaurant. They serve a wide variety of meat tacos, along with many other kinds of Mexican food.It's clean, bright, with friendly service too!Tell the owner, Paula Soto, that Roberto sent you!
You might want...
I like a place that has lots of family photos on the wall - and especially when the owners (and their paents) have their portraits above the door. They claim they have been in business since 1938 and I believe it.
Breakfast: includes fresh fruit, coffee, juice - the works.
Too many to name: Clubs and Bars
Wether you like country, salsa, hip hop, or just having a drink with friends and listening to live music, then you will find a place just right for you! Here are some of the places I enjoyed and hope you do as well:Ocho Segundos (Mexican country and "banda" music)-CLUBEl...
Traditional Dancing: Mexican Dancing & Music
While you're in Aguascalientes be sure to see if you can attend one of the dance performances. There are several venues around town so just ask someone at your hotel or at the local Tourism office.You'll be pleasantly surprised to find out how incredibly professional the...
Assorted street vendors: Cloth Wrist Bands
These colourful wrist bands come are very popular in Aguascalientes, primarily amongst kids. You can often get them embroidered with your name or perhaps that of someone back home.
Buying from Street Vendors
Throughout Aguascalientes (and Mexico for that matter) you will find countless street vendors offering local arts & crafts, as well as imported items.
There are some good quality products at many street vendor stands. But look over everything carefully because it'll be much...
In Aguascalientes I found a type of bar that has its own name/category of "merendero." These places typically offer you a series of snacks (tapas, in Spain) which are generally much better than the peanuts or potato chips you might be used to. As long as you are drinking,...
Drinking tap water in Aguascalientes is not safe. It won't kill you, but it could make you terribly sick.So everyone gets drinking water delivered in large water bottles.I spotted this cute little truck and just had to take a photo of it. It looks ideal for the task at hand...
Like in every other part of Mexico, you will find a number of beggars in Aguascalientes. The ones here appear to most often be little old ladies.Seeing them makes me realize how incredibly good me & my fellow Canadians have it back home.
Smelly Colourful Bugs
I was absolutely fascinated by these bugs. They typically are found sitting on various plants and trees. It's not clear to me whether they were sucking out the nutrients of these plants or just suntanning.
My ex-girlfriend's son warned me to be careful around them as apparently they set off a rather horrible scent that is reminiscent of urine.
If you happen to know anything more about these insects then please do let me know!
Updated Jan 10, 2005
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Aguascalientes has always been an important transit center - whether for the silver caravans or for the burgeoning rail system. You can get some idea of the former importance of the railways here by looking at the granduer and the size of the rail station here. Time has...
The Tlacuache is one of the strangest animals you'll ever see. My girlfriend's casa in Aguascalientes is in the rural part of the city.One afternoon this animal just came strolling up to the house as an explorer often does.The body was about 30cm long and the tail an equal...
Coca-Cola in Aguascalientes
In many parts of Mexico you'll see a very strong presence from the Coca-Cola company. Ordering a coke is done as follows: "Una Coca por favor."
An old, old city
This photo, taken in 2003 shows how incredibly old Aguascalientes is.Here's a brief history of the city's origins: "The Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de las Aguas Calientes was founded on October 22, 1575 mainly to protect and shelter the travelers who were heading...
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