Aguascalientes is the capital of the state of the same name. It was one of the strategic points in the union of Zacatecas and Guadalajara during the colonial times. Currently it is considered one of the cleanest cities in Latin America and is one of the most orderly and sustainable with a great competitiveness and quality of life.
Altitude: 1885 meters above sea level
Time Zone: Central Standard Time UTC-6
Population: 814,545 inhabitants (INEGI, 2010)
Area Code: 449
Aguascalientes is also a cultural destination, as it has a strong artistic tradition of vanguard whose main supporter is the Mexican painter Jose Guadalupe Posada, the creator of the iconic Catrina.
One of their fineness festivals is the San Marcos Fair; an event that presents cutting edge cultural activities, sports, entertainment and dining. This beautiful city attracts tourists from the United States, Spain, Japan, France and Argentina, thanks to its cultural and tourist attractions.
The city of Aguascalientes is located in the Bajio region, bordered on the north by the municipalities of Jesus Maria, San Francisco de los Romos and the state of Jalisco, to the south by the state of Jalisco, west with the municipalities of Calvillo, Jesus Maria and with the state of Jalisco.
The city is accessible by land and air. The Aguascalientes International Airport Jesus Teran Peredo is the connection to the main cities of Mexico, as well as the U.S. cities of Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and Chicago.
It is possible to travel to major destinations in Mexico from the bus terminal in the city.
Land connections are: Federal Highway 45 connects the state to the north with Zacatecas up to Ciudad Juarez, south to Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Leon, Guanajuato as well as the states of Queretaro and Mexico City.
The federal highway connects Aguascalientes with the city of San Luis Potosí, to the east with Tampico, west with Calvillo, Ags. The Federal Highway 54 connects the destination with Zacatecas and Guadalajara.
Distance from Aguascalientes to other cities in Mexico
- Calvillo, Aguascalientes: 50 km.
- Zacatecas, Zacatecas: 125 km.
- Leon, Guanajuato: 127 km.
- Guadalajara, Jalisco: 246 km.
- Morelia, Michoacán: 323 km.
- Ciudad de México, D.F.: 505 km.
- Puebla, Puebla: 635 km.
- Monterrey, Nuevo León: 691 km.
- Tijuana, Baja California: 2480 km.
The climate in Aguascalientes is considered semi-dry. Annual Average Temperature: 17°4.
December to March: Minimum 13 ° C, maximum 27°C.
April-June: Minimum 20 ° C Maximum 29°C.
July-November: Minimum 16 ° C, maximum 27°C.
What to pack?
During the winter months it is necessary to bring a jacket, boots or closed shoes, scarf, and pants.
The rainy season is from June to September so it is recommended to bring an umbrella, light sweaters, pants, and light shirts.
In the spring you can wear flip flops, sandals, shorts, and short-sleeved shirts.
If you plan to do tours of the city on foot, wearing sneakers or comfortable shoes and sunblock is recommended.
Tourist and cultural attractions in Aguascalientes
Visit the civic buildings: Government Palace, City Hall, Legislative Palace, Courthouse Aguascalientes. Traditional Markets: Terán, Morelos, Juarez Rivera, Reforma, Primavera.
The José Guadalupe Posada Museum, National Museum of Death, Regional Museum of Anthropology and History, Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Interactive Museum of Science and Technology Discovery.
Our Lady of the Assomption-Cathedral of the City, Temple of the Lord of the Encino, Temple of San Antonio, Temple of Guadalupe, Temple of Mercy or the Rosary, Temple of San Marcos. Aguascalientes Theater, Victor Sandoval Theater, Leal and Romero Theater, Morelos Theater.
International Speedway, Terán house, Tower Building Torre Plaza Bosques Edificios Terzetto, Three Centuries Railroad Complex, Los Arquitos, Visual Arts Center, House of Culture, Cultural Institute of Aguascalientes, Alberto Romo Chavez Stadium Park, Victoria Stadium, Cerro del Muerto.
Feasts, Fairs and Festivals in the city of Aguascalientes:
April: San Marcos National Fair
May: (14) Anniversary of the Arteaga Pavilion.
August: (15) Celebration of Our Lady of the Assumption
September: (15 and 16) Celebration of the Independence of Mexico, Feast of the Grape and Wine,
October-November: Festival de Las Calaveras de Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes Festival of Skulls).
November: (1 and 2) Traditionnal Day of the Deads. (13) The Lord of Encino Fair, (20) Festival of the Revolution.
December: (12) Celebrations of the Virgin Guadalupe