Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de las Aguas Calientes is the original name that the Spanish conquistadors gave to this place that like others was land of indigenous cultures, mainly of the Chichimecas. The name Aguascalientes is due to the abundance of existing hot springs in the area. Aguascalientes is a city in the central area of Mexico, recognized for its colonial constructions of its historic downtown that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, for its bravado bullfights (now prohibited), excellent wines, good climate and hospitable people.
It has a privileged geographical, commercial and industrial position with high-tech facilities that makes it an outstanding and competitive destination in business tourism, pleasure and rest thanks to the wide range of attractions and services it offers its visitors.
Attractions & Tours
As in most colonial cities of Mexico, in Aguascalientes you may start by admiring its historic center with the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and other spaces of Heritage and Hispanic culture.
Walk around through the city is an opportunity to admire its architecture and emblematic places and several of its museums such as the Guadalupe Posada Museum, Aguascalientes Museum, National Museum of Death, The Regional History Museum, the Railway Museum, the Interactive Museum, Insurgency war Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Space Museum, Pueblo Museum of Aguascalientes. Within the city tour, you will be able to visit , the Plaza of the three centuries, the Temple of San Antonio de Padua, the Garden of Encino, and more places.
Aguascalientes has enclosures, historical monuments and natural settings that make this destination one of the most competitive in tourist offer of business, pleasure and rest. At Emark DMC ® Aguascalientes you can be sure that our advisors will provide you with what you need to enjoy your stay whether for business or pleasure.
Jesús Terán Peredo International Airport or Aguascalientes International Airport is located 24 kilometers or (25 minutes) approximately from the city center and deals with domestic and international air traffic mainly to the United States. Undoubtedly Aguascalientes shows its vocation by promoting business tourism and pleasure and rest not only in the expansion of routes nationally and internationally but also in the increase and frequency of more flights.
Aguascalientes has approximately 187 hotels and 7518 rooms throughout the state of which 82 hotels and 4420 rooms are in the city of Aguascalientes, in hotels of 1 to 5 stars and is one of the places with the greatest attraction of tourist investment and business in constant growth. The best world-renowned hotel brands can be found in this destination as well as traditional and very accessible hotels.
Aguascalientes is well known for its excellent wines of international fame but also for its delicious dishes of traditional typical food that is based on meats, highlighting the “pozole”, ram barbecue “birria”, but perhaps the most representative dish is the chicken of San Marcos style seasoned with fruits of the region and that is prepared mainly during the famous fair of San Marcos.
Another incredibly famous dish is Aguascalientes Pepper with ground meat, species and fruits, also highlight the baked goat and fried tacos. In desserts stand out guava sweets and crystallized fruits and vegetables based on piloncillo.The variety of international gastronomic options include oriental, Spanish, Italian, French and other food that can be enjoyed in the numerous restaurants for all tastes.
The San Marcos Convention Center has an area of 5,0000 sq. meters and a capacity of 4,000 people, it also has 8 salons and was preferably designed for great shows.
There is also an offer of approximately 15 hotels with facilities for congresses, conventions and business meetings with modern facilities that complement and are attractive for business tourism, congresses and conventions.
At Emark DMC® Aguascalientes can be sure that our trained staff assists with your company in carrying out successful events and conventions with the human quality and warmth that characterizes us.
Aguascalientes is not only tradition and history, but also has bars, canteens, nightclubs and the typical "merenderos" to enjoy a night of partying and fun. You can find places to listen and dance from jazz and rock, to romantic music savoring a typical drink or a table wine, brandy, mezcal and other spirits to live an unforgettable night.
Customs & Traditions
The National Fair of San Marcos is recognized as the most important in the country, it is held every year in April and part of May, in it you can appreciate the fights of roosters, charreadas, bullfights, cultural and commercial exhibitions in addition to artistic shows and musical concerts of great prestige.
The Festival of the Skulls with contests of altars of the dead that is a show of art, magic, beauty and mysticism that is deployed to preserve and commemorate the unique cult of the dead offered by Mexican culture, the Pilgrimage of the Assumption that are festivities that are celebrated to worship the Virgin of the Assumption is also very important and traditional.