This is a city where time appears to stand still.
Its surroundings show traces of a richness encapsulated on minerals and hidden in legends.
Don Quixote and his loyal squire, among other Mexican heroes, have imprinted their very essence around stones, roads and verses, so that you can start discovering them one by one.
The city of Guanajuato has been declared a World Heritage site and it is home to the International Cervantino Festival.
Art and culture intertwine in this cosmopolitan region that finds shelter on the shadows of its colonial, baroque and neo-Classic architecture, according to experts.
At the different festivals that take place here, the Gastronomy festival has recognized the native delicacies of the region, and these are: pig’s feet, “enchiladas mineras” and capon.
With this, it is considered to be the Latin American Capital of Gastronomic Culture.
On the other hand, the imposing Juárez Theatre and its Union Garden witness, by day and by night, a beginning and an ending to every stroll taken around its streets. Ready for any “callejoneadas”, one of Guanajuato’s oldest traditions, to the rhythm of a Student Band, the legends and stories are waiting to be discovered and unraveled on every corner of the city.
Two greatest examples are the “Callejón del Beso” (Kiss Alley) or the “Callejón del Truco” (Mischief Alley).
Discovering the city’s tunnels are also a magical experience, as you will go back in time to a 16th Century fairytale.
And if the Cathedrals, the Plazas or cobblestoned streets haven’t captured your attention, the viewpoint called “El Pípila” will give you a must-see sight.
We are sure you will want to come back!
visit the viewpoint “El Pípila” at night, since you will be able to appreciate the lighting spectacle that the city of the Mines and Independence heroes offers you.
The Mummy Museum is a key point in your trip, and it will wait for you with its collection of 119 pieces.
Have in mind that while getting in and out of any touristic attraction, you will most surely encounter several traditional candy stands, so even though the gastronomy is spectacular, always be sure to save place for a tasty snack! Remember to check the city’s activity calendar so you can take full advantage of your stay and enjoy any festival, like the Cervantino International Festival during the month of October, the Gastronomy Festival during the first days of June, the International Film Festival during July or the “Organo Festival” during May.
We bet that these international festivals will make your vacations a great success that must be shared.
Things to see and do
festivals, museums, cable car, tours, callejoneada, aerostatic balloon rides, shopping.