La Bufa Hill
La Bufa Hill
The Cerro de la Bufa is the perfect place to admire the city and its surroundings, and is located east of the historic center of Zacatecas reaching an altitude of 2657 meters (8,717 ft).
The name "Bufa" comes from a word of Aragonese origin that means "pig’s bladder” and was so named by Juan de Tolosa, one of the first Spaniards who arrived in the region. There were several tribes of Zacatecas settled here, who gave name to this city.
Upon ennobling the city on June 20, 1588, King Philip II of Spain granted a coat of arms in which, among other things, you see the iconic Cerro de La Bufa, upon whose base, the City of Zacatecas was founded on September 8, 1546. In 1914, it was the scene of the last and the bloodiest battle of the Mexican Revolution.
Notably, on the Cerro de la Bufa is the Cable Car Terminal of Zacatecas, which connects the Cerro de la Bufa with the Cerro del Grillo and the Mina "El Edén".
In addition to the hill’s own appeal, you can tour a number of attractions located here: the Plaza de la Revolucion Mexicana, the Santuario del Patrocinio, the Toma de Zacatecas Museum, the Meteorological Observatory and the Mausoleum of Illustrious Men.
It is recommended to use comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen on hot days, and if possible binoculars which are great to have aside from the coin-operated binoculars that are found.