Zacatecas, Mexico

The name Zacatecas comes from the Nahuatl, zacatl meaning grass and co meaning place: "place where the grass is plentiful".

It is located in the northern central region of Mexico and is bounded by Coahuila, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Jalisco and Durango.

The quaint beauty of Zacatecas can be seen in its colonial buildings, baroque-styled cathedrals, and cobblestone streets which make visitors feel they are transported to Europe’s Medieval Age.

According to historians, the city used to be a flourishing industrial district with its silver mines which were discovered during the 16 century. However, the place has been transformed into a virtual museum with its colonial structures that show the grandeur of the past.