Fast Facts

Location: Nestled in the mountains of the Sierra de Guanajuato, Mexico
Time to Visit: Any time of the year
How to Reach: Del Bajio International Airport in Leon is the nearest airport serving Guanajuato and the cities of Leon and Silao, the industrial cities of the state. Apart from air access, the bus service is quite convenient and comfortable. You may take a taxi anywhere in the city to the bus station (Central de Autobuses in Spanish) to catch a bus to San Miguel de Allende (1 hour), Guadalajara (3 hours), Mexico City (5 hours), Acapulco and other locations.
Nearest International Airport: Bajio International Airport
Nearest railway station: Silao Train Station

Guanajuato is a slice of medieval Europe in the heart of modern South America. The cobbled streets, the colorful houses, and the quaint customs give you a feel that you are transported to a time, and space, much further from you’re here and now. Guanajuato does not only have a rich history, but it also lives in history. This famous historic town, along with the adjacent mines, is a declared World Heritage Site.

What To Do In Guanajuato:

The magical city is a wonderful retreat to spend an authentic Mexican vacation enjoying the diverse culture and the arts, visiting magnificent museums, attending the lively theaters and enjoying the traditional night parades called “Callejoneadas”.

  • Cervantino International Festival
    Every year the fascinating city of Guanajuato organizes the Cervantino International Festival which is named after Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. The famous festival endorses cultural, artistic and humanistic awareness between people by inviting other countries and states, which, in turn, offer lively dance, opera, theater, and musical events as well as a host of art exhibitions.
  • Cristo Rey del Cubilete
    This wonderful monument on Cubilete Hill in the Silao district, a tribute to Christ, was built during the Christian revolution by Catholics of the region.
  • Diego Rivera House Museum
    Guanajuato boasts of housing this beautiful 18th-century building where Diego Rivera, one of the most celebrated Mexican artists, was born.
  • Juarez Theater
    The Juarez Theater is unquestionably one of the most important landmarks in Guanajuato. The interior, decorated with an amazing fresco, symbolizes the ancient city of Constantinople.
  • The Legend Museum
    One of the must-see sites in Guanajuato is the Museum of Legends, a perfect venue to know about the stories from generation to generation and transforming these stories into elaborate myths.
  • The Mummies Museum
    One of the most significant Guanajuato highlights is the Mummies Museum where you will explore more than 100 mummified bodies of earlier inhabitants of the city.
  • Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato Basilica
    This royal baroque basilica, built in the 17th century, is one of the finest specimens of religious architecture in the city.
  • The Peace Plaza
    One of the most important squares in Guanajuato, the Peace Plaza is famous for its splendid sculpture called Monumento a la Paz (Monument to Peace).
  • San Diego de Alcantara Temple
    The pink-quarry facade of this gorgeous temple, built during the 17th century, is a classic illustration of Mexican Chirrugueresque (baroque style).
  • Union Garden
    This astonishing garden, dating back to colonial times, is visited by the tourists as well as locals as a favorite place for gathering and enjoying delicious ice creams.

The historic colonial city of Guanajuato is full of beautiful temples, stunning tunnels, cobblestone streets, and picturesque balconies. You may go for a relaxing stroll through the main shopping malls where you will discover history and intrigue around every corner.

If you are a lover of adventure, Guanajuato offers lots of attractions such as traveling the mining route, to appreciate the system of dams that provided the mines with water; visiting Las Palomas recreational park, a perfect venue place to watch migratory birds. Guanajuato is also the ideal place to go trekking or camping. From exciting hot-air balloon rides in Leon to the adventurous experience of hiking through the mountainous northeastern region, Guanajuato offers a plethora of activities to keep nature-lovers and adventure-seekers active.

Dine and wine

In addition to its cultural wealth, Guanajuato is also famous for its fine cuisine. After a long day of visiting tourist attractions, you will enjoy the exquisite delicacies in any of the local dining outlets. You will relish the wholesome Mexican cuisine, a lot more than sizzling fajitas, cheese-laden nachos, and salt-rimmed margaritas.

The vibrant nightlife in Guanajuato would be incomplete without a visit to the clubs and discos as well as concerts, theater plays, and folklore presentations.

With fascinating surroundings and pleasant weather all year-round, Guanajuato, also called “the City of Eternal Spring,” is the perfect destination for lovers of the great outdoors.

Related Links : To take a guided tour around the city of Guanajuato, watch this video! It is both entertaining and informative, and you also get to see the famous landmarks of the city. This video has an aerial view of the historic city of Guanajuato, taken from an overhead trolley. Find out how quaint and charming it looks, despite being a thriving modern Mexican town. Check out all the major landmarks and have a look around the city of Guanajuato in this wonderful slideshow. To read an entertaining authentic traveler’s account of a visit to Guanajuato, click on this link!

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