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Aguascalientes has an array of attractions that make it a great city to visit and live in. For its people, peace and stability are priorities. Production and the work ethic have turned the society into one that achieves what it wants to. With the passing of time, this city has gone through many different transformations and has overcome many adversities. It has become a city in which traditions are perfectly combined with modern life.
Aguascalientes is a small state that will soon have a million inhabitants, including immigrants from the United States, Canada and Japan. These immigrants have helped develop the industry of this beautiful state.
Over time, Aguascalientes has had to reinvent itself and adapt to changes in the world, unlike many other states in Mexico. They have given up many traditional activities and transformed others. The state now features now a solid industrial profile.
After the fall of Tenochtitlan in 1521, many of the Spanish conquerors decided to move forward towards the northern territories in search of riches. In those scorched lands they found silver and soon these mines became the heart of this area. Due to the extraction of silver, roads needed to be opened between New Spain and this new part of the conquered territory, which was then known as the New Galicia. Apart from their riches, Spaniards also found the native population, who would later terrorize travelers who traveled these roads, known as the "Route of Silver".
A lot to discover
Nowadays, in the surrounding areas, beautiful haciendas can still be found. These haciendas used to be eye-catching thanks to the richness of their fields, where corn, wheat, beans, chili and barley, among other products, were grown. Some of them had everything their inhabitants could need for their daily lives, including a shoemaker, a quilt maker and a carpenter. Many of these haciendas also had a little school. In the 17th century the owners of the haciendas started to construct dams and aqueducts, to supply the fields with water and further develop their lands.
Some of these haciendas are still intact, while others are in ruins, keeping only vestiges of the marvelous and rich architecture they used to have. Many haciendas, that are still unharmed, can be appreciated by the beauty of their facades, their large halls and the thick walls that protect them.
When you stroll through the haciendas of Aguascalientes it is almost impossible to keep your imagination from taking a journey into the past, since every hacienda evokes the greatness and splendor that it once had.
Conferences and Conventions
Aguascalientes has a very good infrastructure for all types of exhibitions and conventions. The city's hotel capacity has grown significantly in recent years and now provides high quality services and facilities. Aguascalientes has extensive and well-planned transit routes, and is in close proximity to other important states in Mexico. The city of Guadalajara is four hours to the north, and Zacatecas is a similar time away to the south. Aguascalientes is an ideal place to hold events of any kind and size.