About one-hour flight away from Mexico City, Aguascalientes, capital of the smallest state in the country has much more than what the name suggests. The origin dates back almost 500 years ago with the discovery of hot springs and reserves of gold and silver. If nowadays the hot springs are no longer a tourist attraction, the city still counts on its architecture, its people with sweet accent and the typical food, some of the main things that travelers look for. Another attraction is Feria de San Marcos, the largest agro-industrial and folklore fair in Mexico.
From the beautiful churches to the restored streets and buildings, Aguascalientes is a travel in time. With an architecture influenced by Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau, the historical center preserves the same low buildings from past centuries. In fact, in this city of about a million inhabitants, most buildings have up to three floors.
Carolina Rispoli Leal
Journalist, with ongoing Doctorate Studies in Social Science by PUC-RS.