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Cerro de la Bufa

Zacatecas, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 26 attractions in Zacatecas
Type: Mountains, Lookouts
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: The beautiful mountain overlooking Zacatecas, complete with a cable car for tourists.
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West Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

You can't go to Zacatecas and not get up there, beautiful views, I've been up there during the day and at night and I think it's better at night but the pictures aren't as pretty, I guess you just have to go twice, it's worth it!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Visited in September 2013 with my wife and kids. We are Canadian and really stand out in Central Mexico, but felt very safe and all of us enjoyed the views, short hike to the top, and the sunset was spectacular! It's not far from the city - we went on a Friday evening and all the shops were closed (bonus!)... More

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Shanghai, China
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I stayed on the top of Bufa waiting for the sunset, and finally I realized that I was the only tourist left on the top of the mountain. I went to a policeman, who is a senior gentleman, asked him to do me a favor call a taxi. He doesn't speak English while I don't speak Spanish. But obviously he... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

On a very windy day (the tram closes at a certain high velocity MPH blow), my friends and I visited the Bufa. I was most taken by the anatomically correct genitalia of the horses. Wow!

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Bucerias, Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Just another few hundred steps will take you from the Museum and Teleferico to the top of the La Buffo. There is an amazing view from there and you certainly see how big Zacatacas really is. There is a new Mausoleum dedicated to famous people from Zacatacas. I wished that there had been a little more information about the people... More

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
48 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Take the teleferico over and then enjoy the museum, restaurants and the church. The views are spectacular, the history fascinating and the restaurant food cheap and good Mexican fast food. The souvenir shops are nothing special and overpriced.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This hill is very important in zacateca's history and one of the main attractions. There are independent tour guides that charge like 100 pesos for a really good historical walk through the chapel and the commemorative statues, it's worth it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

generally a good idea, someone who knows the history of site will allow walking away from experience enriched with knowing why this was so powerful a symbol to history

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Nice view but there are really only tourist shops and trinkets to buy at the top and not much else ... but the view is pretty nice!!

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Los Angeles, California
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137 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is one of the many things to do while in Zacatecas. Hopefully you will be there on a clear day to take in the views of the city below. You can either take the teleferico or make a major hike up the mountain. We took the teleferico there and then a taxi down which did cost us less than... More

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