Come check out the newest shop in town! Pi Casa Artesania is a gift shop filled with the talent of local artists, writers, painters, musicians, and jewelry makers here in Guanajuato’s capital city. All the pieces are one of a kind and are perfect gifts for your love ones. In addition, Pi Casa is also [...]
Jardin de la Union The heart of the colonial city, The Jardin de la Union is filled with all the magic Guanajuato is known for. Mariachis, great restaurants, locals selling, various exhibitions and plenty of greens.The tree-lined, triangular shaped zocalo (or town square) is where you can sit in the middle of all the action.You [...]
El Pipila A monument built in honor of the famous miner, Juan Jose de Los Reyes Martines Amaro, who was responsible for helping defeat the Spaniards who were barricaded in the Alohndiga, at the beginning of the Mexican war of Indapendance. The statue is located high up from the city (there is a tram that [...]
Diego Rivera Museum 47 calle Positos Tues- Sat.: 10 am- 7pm Sun.: 10 am- 3pm The Diego Rivera house and museum is an homage to his work. The 20th century artist was born in Guanajuato and the house was refashioned into a small museum. Here you are taken through the stages of Diego Rivera’s art [...]
Ex- Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera Camino Antiguo a Marfil Km 2.5 NW of City Center 09:00-18:00 admission- M$22 or M $25 to take video or camera Lonely Planet review for Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera To escape Guanajuato’s bustling streets, head 2.5km west to this magnificent colonial home which is now a museum, Ex-Hacienda [...]
a picturesque, folkloric event performed in the streets by local student bands.
Valenciana Located on a hill North of the center is Valenciana with it’s plaza, Cathedral, and mines. The Valenciana mine, started by the Spanish in 1558, has played a major role in silver production throughout Mexican history and still today provides us precious metals, tours are available daily. The Philosophy & History department of the [...]
Museo de Gene Byron Located in an Ex-Hacienda in Marfil is the converted home of Canadian artist Gene Byron where she spent her life starting in the 60’s. It is a wonderful museum where you can get a glimpse of her life. The home is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is filled with antiques and [...]
Teatro Principal This theatre hosts many events such as dance, film, and concerts including the Guanajuato Symphony (most Fridays) throughout most of the year. Check for a billboard outside the theatre for events or with a tourist information kiosk.
Teatro Juarez One of the most beautiful theaters in Mexico, across the street from the Jardin Union. You can tour this amazing theater in the day or you might catch a concert or dance performance. Check to see the billboard outside the theatre for current events there or check the event brochure. You may also [...]
Callejon Del Beso (Alley of the Kiss) “The Alley of the kiss”, now a local tourist attraction, is a small street right above the Plaza of Los Angeles, where the legend says the “Romeo and Juliet-esk” romance took place between the daughter of a wealthy family and a poor minor who fell in love. Their [...]
Museo Iconografico del Quijote calle Manuel Doblado 1 Tues.- Sat.: 10 am – 6:30 pm Sun.: 10 am- 2:00 pm admission- US $ 2 The Museo Iconografico del Quijote is home to hundreds of representations in various types of media, of the famous Don Quijote and his sidekick, Sancho Panza. In addition, the museum holds [...]
Museo de Las Momias
Location: Municipal Pantheon Esplanade, Downtown, C.P. 36000, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Phone: (473) 732 06 39
Presa de la Olla At the eastern end of town you will find beautiful 18th & 19th century mansions. Continue walking until you end at the pleasant dam & reservoir. While on this side of town, you shouldn’t miss the very good restaurant Mexico Lindo Sabroso