The city of Guanajuato, cultural capital of the Bajio region in central Mexico, is one of the most charming destinations in the nation. It has three varying climates (semi-arid, template and semi-dry) throughout the year and an average temperature of 17º C (62º F). Declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, the city’s Historic Center will impress you with its civic and religious buildings, built in the colonial era during the mining boom between the 16th and 18th centuries.
During your stay, you’ll see excellent examples of New Spain Baroque art on such edifices as the Basilica Señora de Guanajuato, the Templo de San Diego, the Alhondiga de Granaditas (a grain depository) and the Monumento al Pipila. The buildings take you back in time to the glorious independence era. As you walk down the streets and alleyways you’ll come across spots that have inspired the creation of myths and legends, such as the famous Callejon del Beso (Alley of the Kiss). You’ll also be able to walk through underground tunnels that connect one side of the city to the other. At the plazas and fountains, you can enjoy the tranquility that you’ll find at such places as the Baratillo, where you can buy the finest regional crafts. Various cultural events also take place in the squares and streets, such as the International Cervantes Festival, which brings together many artists of diverse cultural and artistic disciplines.
Some of the events are also held at the beautiful Teatro Juarez, the city’s most important venue. In museums, such as the Mummy Museum, you’ll discover the secrets and mysteries of the mummification process. To unravel more mysteries, visit the Cristo Rey del Cubilete Sanctuary, where you can also go paragliding.
• Casa Museo de Diego Rivera- Colllection of paintings de caballete
• Museo Iconográfico del Quijote - Private Colllection of art objects
• Museo regional de la Alhóndiga de Granaditas - History of the state of Guanajuato
• Museo Casa de Chávez Morado y Olga Costa - Colllection of paintings from both artists
• Museo Gene Byron - Colllection of ceramic, furniture and other interesting objects
Places to Eat:
• Casa del Conde de Valenciana - Connected to the mine and temple. Ask for Té Helado, Sopa fría Angela or Sopa fría de aguacate con tequila, Pechuga de pollo en salsa de jamaica o Arrachera del Conde.
• Truco 7 - Comida corrida mexicana on the calle de Truco behind the Basílica
• Restaurante del hotel Quinta las Acacias - French High-cuisine from the XIX century
• Restaurant de la Sierra - En Santa Rosa, comida tradicional mexicana
• Mirador El Pipila
• Teatro Juárez
• Jardín Unión o pedazo de queso
• Catedral Basílica
• Universidad de Guanajuato
• Templo de la Compañía
• Mercado Hidalgo
• Callejón del Beso
• Plazuela de San Roque
• Templo y Mina de la Valenciana
• Tienda de artesanías “Ojo de Venado” (en la zona de la Valenciana)
• Cerámica Capelo
• Mayólica Santa Rosa
• Mesón de los Poetas
• San Diego
• Quinta Las Acacias
• Hostería del Fraile
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