Places you must see while in Guanajuato: Union Garden This triangular park is situated in the center of the city. It is the place to hang out for the locals. On Thursdays at 7PM bands play music.
Juarez Theatre One of the most beautiful theatres in Mexico. Was inaguarated in 1903 by Porffirio Diaz.Callejon del Beso Many legends based upon this romantic spot formed by two balconies separated by only a little over 2 feet from one side of the street to the other.Hidalgo Market Construction began in the beginning of the 20th century. Arts and crafts.Basilica de Nuestra Seņora de Guanajuato Built between 1671 and 1696 baroque style church.
Monumento a El Pipila Monument in honor of Juan de los Reyes Martinez who on the 28th of September 1810 put the door ablaze to the Alhondiga so the Mexican troops could enter the fort in an act of bravery foundly remembered by all Mexicans.Castillo Santa Cecilla. visit the castle and become enchanted in a medeval world while overlooking the city.Museums you must see: Museo Iconographico del Quijote: great Don Quijote art including Lladros of the Don and Sancho Panza to blow you away! Works by Salvador Dali , Rafael, all dedicated to the Don Quijote theme.
Museo Diego Rivera: 18th century home where the famous artist was born. Works by Frida Kahlo as well as works by the artist on display. A legend of his famous mural which depicts everyone from the dictator Diaz to Frida is shown on the top floor.
Museo Alhondiga de Granaditas: This fort was the scene of the bravery of El Pipila who during the war for independance forced open the door for the Mexican troops. Historical documents; paintings; objects on display on several floors. One of the most imporantant museums to visit in Guanajuato.Museo de las Momias: 119 different mumified corpses shown.
Due to the high mineral content of the soil bodies did not decompose but mumify naturally. Those who could not afford a proper burial became mumies.Museo de la Mineralogia: Guanajuato was always an important silver mining center. Rock and mineral collection.
Visit the theater Juarez as seen from the window of Hotel San Diego view of Theater Juarez..Guanajuato.
By: Steve Spiegel