8 Activities To Do In Guanajuato, Mexico

The View from Mirador Y Monumento Al Pipila

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Guanajuato is a charming colonial city located in the centre of Mexico in the state of Guanajuato. In 1988 Guanajuato was designated a World Heritage Site.  The town dates back to the 16th century. We loved wandering aimlessly through the back streets finding great coffee shops, colourful colonial architecture and enjoying the many plazas and squares.  There are definitely more than 8 activities to do in Guanajuato, one of the most beautiful places in Mexico. Have you travelled to Guanajuato?

(Editor updated April 2018)

8 Activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

 

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Our guide will assist you in your Mexico Vacations bookings highlighting where to stay, where to eat, what to do and our tips and tricks.

 Guanajuato Map

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Guanajuato Mexico Map

 

Where is Guanajuato

Guanajuato is located in the centre of the country of Mexico.  Guanajuato is the capital of the state of Guanajuato.  The town dates back to the 16th Century and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Our 8 Top Activities To Do In Guanajuato:

1. Churches

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

The Basilica

The colourful and iconic Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato built in 1693 stands majestically in Plaza de La Paz.

 

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Templo de San Francisco

Templo de San Francisco

Templo de San Francisco is located on Avenue Manuel Doblado and is a fine example of colonial architecture constructed in 1728.

2. Theatres

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Teatro Juarez

Teatro Juarez

Officially opened by the President of Mexico Porfino Diaz in 1903 with the performance of Aida. What is impressive to the eye is the 12 columns of green stone and the rooftop of sculptures of the 9 muses. It was built in the Doric style with Roman inspiration.

3. Statues

 

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Pipilia in Guanajuato

Pipila

Pipila’s statute at the top of the hill that overlooks Guanajuato is a symbol of the local miners who joined the troops of Hidalgo in 1810 during the War of Independence.

Following the signs to Pipila in Guanajuato

 

It’s a 15 minute up hill walk following the signs to Al Pipila. At the time of our visit, the Funicular was out of service. It is a bit of a climb! Don’t forget to take your water bottle

 

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Angel

In public squares around Guanajuato, you will find several statues of Don Quijote and other statues such as the Angel shown above.

4.  The Tunnels

The Tunnels of Guanajuato

The Tunnels

 

Guanajuato’s underground streets (its tunnels) in 2007 were named one of the 13 wonders of Mexico. The Guanajuato River has been covered over by these numerous tunnels that cater for pedestrians and motor vehicles. It was quite scary walking through these tunnels with cars rushing past you.

5.  Markets

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Mercado Hidalgo

Mercado Hidalgo

For as little as $2 you can get the traditional pork torta and a drink in the market, just look for the stalls where there are queues of locals.

The fruit and vegetable displays are colourful, abundant and sweet smelling as you wander through the market.

6.  Restaurants and Cafes

Our favourite Coffee Place in Guanajuato

Our favourite Coffee Place

 

One of our favourite things to do in Guanajuato is to wander through the alleyways of Guanajuato city and stumble across some amazing coffee shops and restaurants.

7. Plazas

The Plazas in Guanajuato

The Plazas

There are many plazas scattered through the streets of Guanajuato, some lined with restaurants, others with markets and others places to sit down and enjoy the local atmosphere.

8. Kiss Alley

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Callejon del Beso (Alley of the Kiss)the legend tells that the alleyway is so narrow that two lovers kept apart from their respective families managed to exchange kisses from the opposite balconies.

Guanajuato Hotels

We have checked Hotels Combine website for you and have come up the top 5 hotels in Guanajuato for you to view.  Hotels Combine check over 100 accommodation sites to come up with the latest deals.

Check the top 5 Guanajuato hotels out here:

Hotel La Casona de Don Lucas: Plaza de la Paz #48 Guanajuato Historic Centre, Guanajuato

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

 

Hotel Boutique 1850: Jardin de la Union 7 Centro Historico, Guanajuato

 

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

 

Hotel de la Paz: Callejon de Estudiante 1 Guanajuato Historic Centre, Guanajuato

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Edelmira Hotel Boutique: Allende 7 Guanajuato Historic Centre, Guanajuato

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Hotel Santa Regina: Calle Alonso 26 Altos Zona Centro, Guanajuato Zona Centro, Guanajuato

8 activities to do in Guanajuato

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8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Airbnb

Airbnb has a list of properties available in Guanajuato.  If you have not booked an Airbnb property we can offer you a special $$$ discount available for first-time bookers.

8 activities to do in Guanajuato Mexico

Guanajuato Restaurants 

Check out the top 10 best restaurants in Guanajuato8 activities to do in Guanajuato

Guanajuato Weather

The hottest months to visit Guanajuato are April May and June.  The dryest months tend to be November and December.  The rest of the time Guanajuato has a temperate weather.

Guanajuato Airport

Flights to Guanajuato airport (BJX) from the US are from Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Atlanta.  For the latest airfare deals click here for more information. Guanajuato Airport is located between the cities of Leon and Guanajuato, it is a midsize airport with just one terminal for both domestic and international flights.

Car Rental

Car Rental can be organised from Guanajuato Airport on arrival or from Guanajuato.  Click here for more information.

Travel Insurance

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