We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cerro de la Bufa

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Zacatecas, Mexico
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: The beautiful mountain overlooking Zacatecas, complete with a cable car...
The beautiful mountain overlooking Zacatecas, complete with a cable car for tourists.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 217 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
What a view

Take the cable car up to this historic site. Reflect on the bravery of Poncho Villa and his army of revolutionaries as they repelled 12,000 federal troops. The views of the city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
womantraveler59
,
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Add Photo Write a Review

217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Take the cable car up to this historic site. Reflect on the bravery of Poncho Villa and his army of revolutionaries as they repelled 12,000 federal troops. The views of the city are amazing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterrey, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A must go! The view is amazing, specially at night!!! Lots of souvenir shops, overall I recommend this to everyone visiting Zacatecas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing, China
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
53 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

From here, you can understand how Zacatecas city was settled by the Spaniard Conquistadores in old Mexico. A mining city, one of the biggest enterprises in New Spain Territories and still a very "colonial" city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A very nice visit. We got here via the teleferico and descended by foot. About 20 minutes by foot, mostly staircase. A bit steep in some parts. Great for taking pictures of the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexicali
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

it is a must when you visit because there is where you get the nices view of the pin stone city. Don't miss it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gto,
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Sort of boreing, Climb the rest if the way up the bufa - there you will find a place to eat and artisen crafts - buy the very colorful hoodies - 100 pesos and they are sooooo comfortable, specially over leggings. Do- not shrink

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Parking can be an issue if you go on a holiday. There are zip line adventure activities available at the top. It can get very very cold and windy at the top of the hill. Be sure to have someone with you that can either translate or pay for the tour. There are plenty of shops and food sales at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Regensburg
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
15 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

At the top of the hill, cerro de la bufa, you will have a very nice view over the city and the valley. You can take a bus-train to the top or you walk along the Indian traders which are selling handmade stuff. At the top you have the spectacular statue, rocks where children can climb on, the museum and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recently renovated museum is a nice attraction and the amazing view is a must when going to Zacatecas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston, Ontario
Top Contributor
365 reviews 365 reviews
76 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The teliferico (cablecar) is only 50 pesos each way with an incredible view of the city. At the top the view of the city and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. Be sure to walk the stone pathway to the Moment of Heros. As well take in the museum of the Revolution (20 pesos); it is small but well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cerro de la Bufa also viewed

Zacatecas, Zacatecas
Zacatecas, Zacatecas
 

Been to Cerro de la Bufa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cerro de la Bufa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?