Things to do in Guanajuato Mexico
Explore the City
Guanajuato, historically and culturally, is one of the most
important cities in Mexico. This heritage, together with a certain
atsmosphere which surrounds its venerable colonial houses, captivates
the city's visitors. Student minstrel groups stroll through the plazas
and narrow streets singing merrily, and below ground, traffic flows
through tunnels unlike any others in the world. Because of its beauty,
its historical importance and its monuments, Guanajuato was declared
World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1988.
Guanajuato is also home of the Festival Internacional Cervantino,
which takes place in October.
Top 10 Things to do in Guanajuato, Mexico
Monument to El Pipila
Monument built in honor of Juan Jose de los Reyes Martinez,
nich-named "El Pipila", who heroically burned down the door of the
Spanish stronghold Alhondiga de Granaditas on September 28, 1810,
during the first battle in the Mexican War of Independence. The
Monument is one of the top Guanajuato attractions, offering spectacular
vistas by day or by night. Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm.
Presa de la Olla
Inaugurated in 1749, this reservoir was built to provide the city
with a constant supply of water. Barrio la Presa.
University of Guanajuato
The University was a school-hospice in 1732. It is the most
important center of academic activity in the state, as well as promoter
of artistic and cultural activities.
An example of neoclassical architecture, built in striking pink
cantera stone. This building was formerly the Civil Hospital and also
the State College. It now serves as the Teacher's College.
Hillside tram at El Pipila
Spectacular panoramic ride where the city can be seen from a
different perspective. Passengers board behind the Teatro Juarez and at
the Monument to El Pipila. Constancia (no street number), Monday
through Friday, 9:00am to 10:00pm. Sunday, 10:00am to 9:00pm.
Mansion of the Count Rul
Design by architect Francisco Eduarto Tresguerras, this mansion is
considered one of the purest examples of neoclassical architecture in
Mexico. Today it is a courthouse. Plaza de la Paz 75.
Diego Rivera House Museum
Founded in 1975 in the house which was the birthplace of Diego Maria
Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato
It is located in the heart of the city in a 17th century historica
colonial mansion formerly of the Marquis of Rayas.
Olga Costa-Jose' Chavez Morado Art House
In 1966, the couple acquired this part of the estate to convert it
into what would be their home and the Olga Costa's study.
Restaurants in the area
"Casa del Conde de la Valenciana" - Carr. Dolores Hidalgo Km 5
"La Terraza" - Interior hotel Posada Santa Fe
"La Hacienda de Marfil" - Arco de Guadalupe 3
"Casa Valadez" - Jardin Union 3
"El Gallo Pitagorico" - Callejon de la Constancia 10
Built in the nineteenth century, and inaugurated by General Porfirio
Diaz in 1903. Its facade is neoclassical and its interiors show art
nouveau influence. Plaza de la Paz 77.
This market was built at the start of the twentieth century and
inaugurated in 1910 by President Porfirio Diaz. Its facade is of pink
cantera stone. Inside, one ca buy regional candies and crafts. Calle
Jardin de la Union
A beautiful triangular-shaped park located in the center of the
city, this is one of the places where locals get together. On Thursdays
and Sundays at 7:00pm the plaza comes alive with the music of the State