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Quinta Real Zacatecas

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The restored 19th-century bullfighting ring at Quinta Real Zacatecas in Mexico


Quinta Real Zacatecas

From breweries to jails, we've seen our fair share of neglected properties repurposed into hotels. But Quinta Real Zacatecas is among our favorites. Incorporated into the restored 19th-century San Pedro bullfighting ring, this singular place saw its last match in 1975. Among the 49 colonial-style suites, the most appealing feature views of the cobblestone-paved bullring. The tri-level house restaurant, La Plaza, also overlooks the ring, while Botarel bar is in the old brick-walled bull pen, offering live music and wines from Mexico and around the world. Adding to the appeal of the experience is the surrounding town of Zacatecas. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, guests can explore colonial-era architecture, as well as take a cable car to the top of Cerro de la Bufa. ¡Olé!

To stay in a former bullfighting ring, plan your holiday at the Quinta Real Zacatecas official website

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