There are many good museums and cultural venues in Aguascalientes. One of the most memorable is the “Museo Nacional de la Muerte” (National Museum of Death) with a collection of about 2,000 objects related to this subject. It offers important examples of the work of engraver, lithographer, and illustrator José Guadalupe Posada.
The multicultural tour of Aguascalientes continues with the Aguascalientes City Museum, featuring temporary exhibitions by various artists. The Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits the sculptures and paintings of Gabriel Fernández Ledesma.
Aguascalientes, capital of the state with the same name, is located in North-Central Mexico. It is a cradle of Mexican traditions, culture, and folklore, as reflected in its churches, haciendas, handicrafts, and festivals.
Named after hot springs discovered by the conquistadors, the hot waters (aguas calientes) of these natural swimming pools range from 63˚ to 68° F and is one of the city’s main attractions. Four centuries after its founding, Aguascalientes remains a land of “clear water, clear skies, fertile land, and good people,” as stated in the motto on its coat of arms.