Guanajuato: Color, Charm & Culture in Mexico

Guanajuato: Color, Charm & Culture in Mexico

I cannot say enough good things about Guanajuato. Like San Miguel Allende, its cobble-stone streets, colorful buildings, beautiful architecture, rich history, affordability and safety make it another perfect place to vacation and/or retire. Stroll through the streets past the coffee shops, restaurants, health food stores, street vendors and artists, colorful churches and friendly people and experience the charm and serenity of Guanajuato.

Stroll through the Plaza de la Paz from Teatro Juarez to the Parroquia de Basilica de Nuestra Sra de Guadalupe. Hike to the overlook at Monumento al Pipila for a panoramic view of the entire city.

Other notable churches to step into include the Templo de la Compañía de Jesus and Inglesia de San Diego. Step inside the Museo de Quijote and nearby Templo de San Francisco. Also to note is the Museo Casa Diego Rivera, Callejon del Beso, and the gorgeous architecture of the Universidad de Guadalajara.

Something not to miss is the haunting Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato where they have displayed the remains of those who died from a Cholera epidemic in the 1830’s. Those who died and were buried were later exhumed because a burial tax was enacted and if it was not paid, the bodies were removed from the local Guanajuato burial grounds and stored in a building above ground. People started paying to see these naturally mummified bodies in the 1900’s. The bodies are naturally preserved due to the climate of the region.


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