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... calaveras) so common in Mexican popular culture and the museum also housed work by Jose Guadalupe Posada who created the iconic Catrina image which has become so representative of this aspect of their culture. After a whistle-stop tour of the museum as they tried to close for the evening we went to buy candied sweet potato dulces and to watch a band play in the local plaza. I finished up the evening checking out the night-life of Aguascalientes ...
... all took way too many photos...which never do the art justice. Some pieces were humorous, others serious, and often playful. Mexico is well-known to have a fascination with death, so this museum was widely popular.
It was hitting noontime, so it was time for us to hit the road. We dropped off our new artist friend Tek at Miguel's, and headed deeper into Mexico to Zacatecas.
8417km / 5230mi
Born in the heart of Mexico, Aguascalientes prepares, year after year, to celebrate its San Marcos' National Fair. Its happiness, colors, food, fighting cocks, bullfights, traditional suits, but overcoat its people's hospitality made this fair, the "fair of Mexico". Its origin dates back to the year 1604 and had for purpose to ...
Maybe there's no better city in the world. Aguascalientes is such a beautiful city, it is so calm. You can see perfectly the sunset. You also can walk through the Jardin de San Marcos. I don't have word to express how I love this city. ...
The indigenous groups of this region included the Caxcanes farmers in the southwest, the nomadic Zacatecos in the north and the warlike Guachichiles in the east. The town of El Ocote, inhabited as early as 300 A.D. was the main pre-hispanic center in Aguascalientes. Ceramics, stone utensils, textiles and cave paintings have been discovered in the area. It is believed that the city was sacked and destroyed by northern nomadic tribes known as ...