Histórico, heróico, deslumbrante, icónico, así es el Cerro de la Bufa a donde es fácil llegar y desde donde se puede dominar todo el paisaje urbano, su inconfundible forma le ha destinado a trascender como símbolo de la ciudad y la riqueza de actividades y atractivos que su explanada guarda la hacen visita obligada. VIVE: Tirolesa, Cámara Oscura, Paseo en Cuatrimoto, Museo Toma de Zacatecas, Templo de Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio, No te pierdas la increíble vista de la ciudad, prueba los antojitos que ahí encontrarás.
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Historic, heroic, dazzling and iconic LaBufa Hill is easily accessible and offers the best view of the entire urban landscape. The hill’s unmistakable shape has made it transcend as the symbol of Zacatecas, its wealth of activities and sight-seeing opportunities. It constitutes a main attraction in Zacatecas that can’t be missed.
Visit this must-see in Zacatecas by cable car.
La Bufa Crest
Once you’re at La Bufa Hill start your visit with a hike to the crest of the hill to gaze at the view from the highest point in the city of Zacatecas. This will take you 2610 meters above sea level. The crest is a rocky structure that owes its greenish hue to moss and lichen.
Originalmente built in La Purísima cemetary, the Mausoleum was moved to its current site in 1966. Genaro Codina, Francisco García Salinas and Pánfilo Natera are a few of the distinguished citizens who rest there.
Located on La Bufa Hill
Explanade Commemorating the Revolution
After your visit to the crest, you’ll be ready to dress up in revolutionary garb for a picture on the couple of sets available with crews at the ready to help you create your photo souvenier. You can tour the explanade on board a little train that will show you the most important sites on the hill and the city in general. If you prefer to walk, you can stop by four monuments adorning this Plaza de la Revolución: the figures of Pancho Villa, Felipe Ángeles and Pánfilo Natera in addition to the monument built to commemorate the centenial of the Battle of Zacatecas (1914-2014)
Take your picture next to the equestrian sculptures.
Museum – Battle of Zacatecas
During your visit to La Bufa Hill don’t miss the museum specifically built in 1984 to honor the memory of the Battle of Zacatecas. Its fun and interactive museography focuses on the battle, one of the most decisive in the Mexican Revolution.
Learn about the important role of Zacatecas in the Mexican Revolution.
La Bufa Viewpoint
The exit on the lateral facade of the temple will take you directly to the scenic viewpoint for a breathtaking glimpse of the city. A great chance to take panoramic photos. On your way to the Camera Obscura, you’ll encounter various Huichol craftsmen. Don’t miss the chance to purchase one of their unique and colorful pieces.
Don’t forget to take a panoramic photo of the city while on your visit to La Bufa Hill.
Zipline Tirolesa 840
If you’re adventurous at heart, La Bufa Hill offers a fantastic zipline experience. 85 meters high, the zipline takes you along 840 meters in 2 sections; a great photo opportunity. Another adventure consists in traveling on an ATV to an old mining property next to the hill. The basic tour lasts a little over an hour. The operator Descubre Zacatecas, Moto Tours (on your GPS) is a 10 minute drive from La Bufa Hill. You can also ask them to pick you up at La Bufa.
During your visit to La Bufa don’t miss riding the Tirolesa 840-Zipline
Take the staircase to the upper floor of the cable car station, cross the spectacular bridge and you will come to a curious device inspired by one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions: the camera obscura. Based on pure optics bereft of any video technology, the device provides an exceptional panoramic tour in real time of historic downtown Zacatecas. It’s like looking through a giant periscope! Lucky you! Our camera obscura is one of the very few in the world. Only two to exist in America!
Give yourself the experience of an aerial tour of the city.
Since 1979 the cable car has been considered the first in Mexico. The cable car (Teleférico) in Zacatecas is an icon of the city and takes you on a 7 minute aerial tour of the city affording unparalleled views. You can’t afford to miss it. Once you reach the other side, take the opportunity to visit El Edén mine with its renewed equipment and operations.
Take the cable car when you exit El Edén mine or at the station on La Bufa Hill.