Zacatecas
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Zacatecas is a centrally located Mexican state with a rich history. Once home to the Zapotec indigenous group, it became an important source of wealth for New Spain five centuries ago due to the abundance of silver deposits found there. The  Mexican hero and rebel, Pancho Villa took Zactecas during the Mexican Revolution.

 

Zacatecas city, the state’s capital and second largest city, is a colonial town with a number of silver and gold mines nearby that can be visited by train. The  historic center of Zacatecas has been named  a World Heritage Site.

 

There are several meeting venues in Zacatecas, including the recently opened Zacatecas Conventions Palace, which has 26 halls and outdoor event spaces from 984 to 19,685 square feet. The Conventions Palace can accommodate 5,000 people. The Zacatecas Fair and Exposition Center has 12 halls that can accommodate 50 to 4,000 people.

 

There are several five-star hotels in Zacatecas fit for large groups, including the Hotel Spa Hacienda del Bosque which offers 80 suites and event space for up to 1,200 guests, and the Hotel Emporio Zacatecas with 113 guestrooms and event space for 150 attendees.

 

The Zacatecas International Airport is located in the city of Zacatecas, with direct flights to Mexico City, Tijuana and Los Angeles.

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Zacatecas at a glance
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Zacatecas

Zacatecas Destination Profile
Type of Events:
  • - Congress
  • - Convention
  • - Expo/Tradeshow
  • - Incentive Trip
  • - Special Interest Travel
  • - Wedding
Capacity:
  • - Up to 5000
Hotel Rooms:
  • - 1000 or more rooms
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