Quinta Real Zacatecas: bull ring hotel

Bull rings are usually associated with blood and gore and raucous fights of men, bulls, horses and spears, but here in the Mexican town of Zacatecas the bull ring is associated with luxury and colonial grandeur – a place where you can actually stay the night.

If you really want to get to grips with the history of a place, then a stay at the Quinta Real Zacatecas is just the place to revel in the colonial era of times gone by.

Built in the 19th century the elegant San Pedro bull-fighting ring saw its last corrida (bull fight) in 1975 and its terracotta-coloured steps and archways were turned into spacious suites reflecting the grandeur and architecture of the region. Each features en suite bathrooms, desks and plasma TVs.

The hotel has even won an International Architectural Award for its design, which skilfully preserves the history and character of the bull ring, whilst turning it into a luxurious, yet quirky hotel.

Best suited to:
Those with a love of old colonial architecture.

You should know that:
Nearby there is a cable car, which will fly visitors across the town from the old mines to the top of the hill – Cerro de la Bufa.


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