Guanajuato Vacation Info

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Guanajuato Vacation Info

Guanajuato is a city situated in the central highlands of Mexico. In 1988, UNESCO declared this city a World Heritage Site as this is one of the most visited cities of Mexico. Guanajuato is a magic place, where legends are kept alive through the streets, alleys, underground roads, plazas, buildings, gardens and temples. The city wonderfully represents the history of the Mexican Independence Movement, as this city was the center of this pivotal point in history.

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Guanajuanto offers a variety of beautiful, magical places to visit. Lots of monuments and museums beautify the city and offer visitors an unforgettable experience. Some of the most important tourist attractions of Guanajuanto include:

  • Monuments: Miguel Cervantes Saavedra Monument, Pípila Monument, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza Monument, Peace Monument
  • Jardín Reforma and de la Unión
  • Temples and Churches: Basilica Collegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, Temple of San Roque, Temple of Belén, Church of San Francisco, Church of the Compañia de Jesús and its art gallery
  • Hidalgo Market
  • Museums: Mummy Museum of Guanajuato, House of Legends, Wax Museum, Village Museum, Former Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera Museum, Casa Diego Rivera Museum, Quixote Iconographic Museum
  • Callejón del Beso or the Kissing Alley
Basilica Guanajuato

Basilica Guanajuato

Vacation info Guanajuato

Vacation info Guanajuato

Aside from these attractions, Guanajuato also attracts tourists due to the festivals and celebrations that take place in the city each year. The most famous festivals and celebrations taking place in this city are:

  • March: Guanajuato-Mexico Rally
  • March-April: Medieval Festival of Guanajuato
  • May: Chamber Music Festival and Organ International festival
  • July: International Film Festival
  • 1st Monday in July: Day Celebrations Opening the dam; Presa de la Olla
  • 31st of July: Feast of St. Ignacio de Loyola
  • 8th of August: Feast of Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato
  • 15th and 16th of September: Celebration of Mexico’s Independence
  • October: International Cervantes Festival
  • 31st of October – 2nd of November: Day of the Dead Celebration
  • November: Balloon Festival
  • 12th of December: Day of the Virgin Guadalupe
Guanajuato momias

Guanajuato momias

For relaxation and entertainment, Jardín Unión is one of the most popular places in Guanajuato. This is a tiny plaza, representing the heart of the city, and is also the best hang-out. This wonderful plaza is loaded with amazing benches and sidewalk restaurants. The nightlife in Guanajuanto is quite energetic and active, as the city offers both locals and visitors a variety of locations which include a wide range of bars, clubs and other entertainment venues

Every visitor will find a perfect place to stay, eat and be entertained in Guanajuanto. This is one of the most beautiful and attractive cities in Mexico!