Located just four and a half hours north of Guanajuato, and a landscape that offers a real tour of the national history is Zacatecas. In the Historic Center majestic Cathedral that was built between 1730 and 1760 is displayed. In the beginning, in the sixteenth century , Zacatecas was only a mining center , with the large production of silver. The City was founded on January 20, 1548 , by Juan de Tolosa along with Diego de Ibarra, Baltasar Cristobal de Oñate and Temiño Banuelos . Among the largest mines in the región , we can mention the town of Fresnillo , known under the name of Villa de plateros , seated just 20 kilometers from the capital. At Christmas , this is the destination of pilgrims who come to give toys to the Holy Child of Atocha , protector of miners and a symbol of Zacatecas. Meanwhile, some other mines have been adapted as a museum to offer visitors a journey through the magical underworld. Another way to know is by zacatecas railway, running from the city to the hill of Kufa . The cuisine is not far behind , one of the most common dishes are the gorditas in its different forms, can be with flour or corn , filled with beans decorated with coconut or walnut. Among the drinks is pulque, aguamiel , and the rum of course drinks typical of this region : the colonche , which is the result of fermentation of the juice of tuna cardona .