The historic city of Aguascalientes, the capital of the state of Aguascalientes, is located in north-central Mexico, 504 km (312 mi) from Mexico City and 130 km (81 mi) from Zacatecas.
The climate is pleasant, with an average year-round temperature ranging from 17º to 20º C (63º to 68º F) and summer highs reaching 23º C (73º F).
Aguascalientes, founded 430 years ago, offers a splendid assortment of old neighborhoods, churches, plazas, gardens, architectural monuments, modern buildings, museums, bullfight arenas and swimming resorts with thermal waters. In this city, you can also attend various traditional events, such as the Festival de las Calaveras (Festival of Skulls) and the San Marcos National Fair, one of the best and oldest showcases of regional culture and folklore. The fair's diverse offering includes art exhibits, cultural events, dance performances and cockfights.