The variety of attractions and things to do in Guanajuato make this colonial city an exceptional tourist destination. Thanks to the unmatched location of Hotel Posada Santa Fe, right on the Historic Center, our guests pick us as their first choice for a relaxing or fun vacation among Guanajuato Hotels. With comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms, a Restaurant with Mexican and International specialties facing the Jardin de la Union, wireless Internet access and a lot more, our Guanajuato hotel waits for you with open doors to put at your disposal the most pleasant stay.
Art, Culture & History in the Heart of Mexico: Guanajuato
Scenery of triumphs and battles for the independence, cradle of national heroes, of culture and arts, Guanajuato is a historical city located in the central part of Mexico, important enough to be considered by many the Heart of Mexico. Taking advantage of a naturally irregular surface, the landscapes of Guanajuato are made of cobblestone streets, alleys, squares, hills and interesting stairs, along with a big number of monuments and historic buildings that have led this city to be considered one of the ultimate colonial destinations in Mexico.
The Historic Center of Guanajuato was named in 1988 Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO thanks to the numberless places and facades in a variety of architectonical styles. The mining boom in the Spanish colonial period led to the construction of a big amount of monuments, houses and palaces with spectacular baroque and neoclassical facades. The Plaza de La Paz or Plaza Mayor is a space in the Historic Center that holds some of the most elegant colonial houses in Guanajuato.
Fertile land for a variety of cultural demonstrations, Guanajuato owns a long list of museums and places to spread art. From among this list stands out the Museum of the Mummies, a spot sometimes macabre but never boring that hosts over 100 mummified bodies which can easily shock the most skeptical visitors. Some other Guanajuato attractions are the Juarez Theater, the Diego Rivera Museum, the Museo del Pueblo and the University of Guanajuato itself, without leaving aside the Internationally known Cervantino Festival with the Jardin de la Union as a main scenario.
With a wide offering in historical precincts, old cobblestone roads and colonial buildings, Guanajuato is a must when it comes to discovering the true heart of Mexican culture.