Guanajuato is unmistakable due to the striking beauty of its architecture, art and vast history. It is one of the states with more influence regarding the formation of actual México; the movement that gave rise to the Independence took place within this territory. Its astounding colonial towns and museums will offer you an intimate understanding of México’s history. Besides the Cervantino Festival, the state is home to the International Balloon Festival and the Guanajuato Medieval Festival.
You must try delicious dishes that are representative of the state, such as patitas de Puerco (pig’s feet), enchiladas mineras, chickpea nopales, tamales de muerto, Michi soup, pacholas guanajuatenses, chicken with beef, as well as typical sweets like caramel, nieve de pasta (traditional ice cream) and charamuscas (candy twists).
Wejoytrip recommends visit the beautiful state capital, the city of Guanajuato, a wondrous place with vast mining tradition, declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Its astounding subterraneous streets are truly one of a kind; roam the lovely Juárez theatre and walk through the impressive neoclassical-style University, built with green cantera. Visit the picturesque ‘Plaza de la Paz’, the ‘Paseo de las Embajadoras’, the Valenciana Mine and the Mummy Museum. If you’re more of a romantic, visit the ‘Callejón del Beso’ (Kiss Alley) and learn about its legend. Most definitely, you must visit San Miguel de Allende, a place with undeniable beauty, a stage of intense cultural life, where traditions and parties seem to last all year.
Let yourself be enamored by the neo-Gothic aesthetic of the San Miguel Árcangel Parish, an icon of its city. Wander through cobblestone streets while admiring the beautiful, baroque iron-forged houses, artistic rooftops, flowery balconies and immense gates. A visit to the main plaza is essential, located at the heart of the city, shared by the Allende Institute and the Ángela Peralta Theatre, which you will love for its cosmopolitan beauty.
Other unmissable spots are León, famous for its shoes and hand-made fur items of excellent quality, Celaya, sweet place where you will be able to savor the delicious goat milk caramel, Irapuato, with its peacefulness and important production of strawberries, Mineral de Pozos and Dolores Hidalgo, birthplace of the Mexican Independence movement. Things to see and do aerostatic balloon rides, cross country, cycling, horseback riding, camping, hiking, mountain biking and rappelling. The state offers a number of cultural activities that can be found in churches, museums, parks, zoos and historic buildings.
Magic Towns: Mineral de Pozos, Dolores Hidalgo, Jalapa de Cánovas, Yuriria and Salvatierra.
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