We exited the mine through the second entrance, which took us to the other side of the mountain, to the Teleferico (sky line cable car), which we rode above the city to Cerro de la Bufa (literally translated as “the Hill of the Joke” or “the Comic Hill”), which overlooks the town.
This hill was the scene of a major battle in Mexico’s revolutionary/civil war, led by the famous Francisco “Pancho” Villa. It was fitting that we visited during the weekend of Conmemoracion del Dia de la Revolucion Mexicana (Mexican Revolution Day). Near the top of the hill are three very large statues of the three heroes on horseback. Nearby is a small museum about the battle that Andrew toured.
Cerro de la Bufa seems a strange title for a hill that was a vital part in the defense of the city, but the name was in existence many centuries before the war.
The view from the top of the hill was great, and with the clear weather, we could see nearly forever. But we focused more on the town, seeing the many places we’d already visited or were soon going to be visiting.