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Guanajuato

Guanajuato (Mexico)

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  • Park and garden
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4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
4 hours from Mexico City by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Guanajuato

Delphine Teisserenc Seasoned Traveller
46 written opinions

Guanajuato is a very colorful town nestling in the heart of the sierra, which breathes a real Mexican joie de vivre.

My suggestion:
The center of Guanajuato is very pleasant and designed for walking. In the park, stop and have a fresh fruit salad - it's really refreshing.
My review
During my stay in Mexico, while wandering the lanes, I discovered a new side of Guanajuato. It is a surprising town whose position on a mountainside is very charming. From the center of town a path took me into a labyrinth of steep, narrow lanes up to the top of the town. Once I got to the top I discovered an amazing view over the city. I had already been struck by Guanajuato's festive air, which was reinforced by its colorful houses. From up high, this impression was much more powerful. At night Guanajuato comes alive little by little as its lights give it a party atmosphere. I recommend you find a bar with a terrace where you can order a Margarita or, of course, a mezcal, Mexico's own agave based spirit, like the famous Tequila.
Nina Montagné Seasoned Traveller
153 written opinions

A town at high altitude in the heart of Mexico.

My suggestion:
Don't forget to visit the Cervantes museum.
My review
Beautiful Guanajuato is on the Mexican heights, in the center of the country, at more than 2,000 meters above sea level. Originally it was a gold and silver mining town, exploited by the Spanish colonists. Today, it mostly lives on tourism.
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