One of the most important cities during the viceroyalty, Guanajuato played a major role in the Mexican War of Independence. The city is spread over the hills surrounding it, from where you will be able to see its cobbled streets, gardens, squares and colorful façades, all of which combine the pre-Hispanic culture with the Spanish culture.
Why did it receive this distinction?
Because it has several of the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in America; because it is an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble that incorporates the industrial and economic aspects of a mining town.
What to do?
You must walk along its beautiful alleys and listen to its traditional legends that tell the history of the city, all of which will make you stay an unforgettable experience.
Visit its most representative mines which still retain objects used by the workers who made of this city a leader in Mexico’s mining towns.
Try the traditional dishes of the state, such as the enchiladas mineras, prepared with corn tortillas, stuffed with farm cheese with onion, and topped with chile guajillo and tomato sauce.
You must visit
The University of Guanajuato, The Callejon del Beso (Alley of the Kiss), the La Valenciana Mine, the Juarez Theater, the Alhondiga de Granaditas, the monument in honor of the Pipila, the Plaza de la Paz (Peace Square), the de la Olla Dam and the Museum of Mummies.