As flights to Zacatecas, Mexico, cross over the Sierra de Organos mountain range, the city appears in a shallow valley. This stunning mountain town will take your breath away. As it sits at an altitude of 8,100 feet above sea level, it might take a few days for you to get your breath back. When you land at General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport (ZCL), you step into history. Start with the city and soak up the 17th-century architecture and unique blend of native and Spanish cultures.
When you touch down at ZCL, you might want to head right for a rental car service. There are three right on the lower level: Budget, Europcar, and Punto Rojo Renta de Autos. If you plan to spend most, if not all, of your time in the city, you might not need to rent a car. Book one of the modern airport hotels in Zacatecas or stay at one of the historical buildings constructed using pink stone. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the baroque architecture makes each facade appear like a work of art. Getting around the city is fairly easy with intermittent bus service and plenty of taxis. Just remember to get a price before you get in the car, as there are no meters in Zacatecas taxicabs. For a picturesque ride, take the cable car through the center of town. This will give you a great view of the famous Zacatecas Cathedral. If you do rent a car, keep in mind that the streets in Zacatecas are cobblestone, so you might be in for a bit of bumpy ride.
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