Aguascalientes City

Aguascalientes City is the vibrant capital of the state of Aguascalientes in central Mexico, known for its colonial architecture, the San Marcos National Fair, and its rich cultural heritage. It serves as a key industrial and economic hub, blending traditional charm with modern development.

Aguascalientes City

Aguascalientes City QUICK INFO

  • 🇲🇽 State: Aguascalientes
  • 👩‍🎨 Visitors per year: 741,869 (2019)
  • ⏰ Timezone: Central Standard Time (GMT-6)
  • ✈️ Airport: Aguascalientes International Airport
  • 💲 Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights:
  • 🕝 Average Trip Length: 2-5 days
  • 🛃 Visa: 180 days
  • 🚑 Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • 📲 Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • 🔌  Power plug: Type A (US, Canada)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Not drinkable
  • 💰 Cashless: No
  • 💵 USD allowed? No

Aguascalientes City, founded in 1575, is steeped in history, originally established as a Spanish outpost due to its strategic location and thermal waters.

Its name, meaning “hot waters” in Spanish, reflects the abundance of hot springs in the area. Over the centuries, it evolved from a small mining community into a significant industrial and commercial center.

The city is renowned for preserving its rich colonial heritage, with beautifully maintained buildings and plazas that offer a glimpse into its past.

Aguascalientes stands out for hosting the Feria Nacional de San Marcos, one of Mexico’s oldest and largest fairs, dating back to the 19th century.

This event transforms the city into a vibrant cultural hub, drawing visitors from across the globe to enjoy art exhibitions, rodeos, bullfights, concerts, and traditional Mexican cuisine.

The city’s blend of colonial charm, modern amenities, and its role as a cultural and economic powerhouse, set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, makes Aguascalientes truly special.

  • Aguascalientes City, Mexico
  • Aguascalientes International Airport
  • Rainy season: Jul-Oct
  • Hottest Month: May
  • Coldest month: January
  • Wine season: Aug 24 – Sep 17

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