Saturday, November 22, 2014


This peaceful town where the provincial atmosphere is savored, is known as the birthplace of the poet Ramón López Velarde, and became the first "Magic Town" of Zacatecas. With this status, since 2007 Jerez is promoted as a national and international tourist destination.

It is said that the name comes from Jerez an Arabic word meaning "place where pastures abound," and that its founders were Extremadura Andalusia, but the truth is that his historical documentation review that his foundation is held in the second half the sixteenth century.

Its location in a fertile agricultural valley is framed by the natural beauty of the Sierra de Thistles, and has interesting attractions, it is possible to visit them feel and sense the air of Mexican province.

Among the sites to be visited in Jerez is the Kiosk of the main square, the
Hinojosa Theater, Shrine Parish and De la Torre iconic building. Also, are the portals of Humboldt, Inguanzo and Pigeon and its old mansions known for their large courtyards, built in a beautiful and eclectic architecture, with a mix of Gothic, Moorish and Neoclassical.
This is where the oldest festival of Zacatecas, which is the Spring Fair, which dates from 1824, and invariably begins on Holy Saturday and lasts a week is done. During those days Jerez living in the United States and the rest of the country returning to their land for riding to impress and try to win the old fashioned way.

As background to this festival, Carnival Sunday is held a "Pamplonada", marking the beginning of Lent, and with it, the countdown to the main event. Another important celebration is held in the month of September in honor of the Virgin of Soledad, patron saint of the town.

It is also Jerez cradle of known "tamborazo", and proof of this are the popular melodies played slyly by musicians as "The Górgoros", "China China", "The Chirriona", "Blue Birds" and so requested "Bad Word".

One of the gastronomic delights of this place is the roast wedding, which is known in most of the country; but so are the bind quince and apple, the rich cornmeal and sweet milk and coconut candies, as well as good local cheeses.

Meanwhile saddlery, gold jewelry and silver carving in stone, blacksmithing, woodworking and pottery crafts are still very traditional in place. This town has good tourist services (hotels, restaurants, A to V) and visit, is to meet with the province, culture and poetry. It is a place where the spirit is still present mostly poet Ramon Lopez Velarde, author of "Sweet Land," and in whose honor a museum with his name.