The central Mexican state of Zacatecas was once famed for its silver mines and was of great strategic importance during the Mexican Revolution. The state currently boasts no less than six Pueblo Mágicos, or Magic Towns—destinations that are highlighted by the Mexican government as important cultural landmarks. Eight hours from Mexico City, Zacatecas City is still the easiest destination to reach. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site, the historic city center is blessed with stunning architecture and is a fantastic place to take a stroll. The nearby mountain, El Cerro de la Bufa, offers spectacular views of the valley.