The imposing architectonic landscape that significantly overpowers the streets of Guanajuato obligates the tourist to stop and admire structures like the Alhondiga de Granaditas, a historic precinct where took place the Mexico’s Independence battle and nowadays the Regional Museum. Take a walk around the Plaza de La Paz, the oldest of Guanajuato, and admire the spectacular neoclassical facades of the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, the City Hall and the Lawcourts, historic buildings that you cannot miss in your search for Guanajuato attractions.
The art in Guanajuato manifests itself in many different ways and that’s why it is no surprise the big amount of interesting museums that complete its cultural offering. Visit the Diego Rivera Museum, a XVIII century precinct were the famous Mexican muralist lived and that exhibits a collection of pieces and antique furniture once owned by the artist. The Don Quijote Iconographic Museum is home of an interesting collection of objects related to the characters of the famous novel by Cervantes and an important space to transmit art in Guanajuato. Other museums that you cannot miss are the Gene Byron Museum, the Museo del Pueblo and the Olga Costa-Jose Chavez Morado Art Museum.
Next to the Plaza de los Angeles is located the famous Callejon del Beso (Alley of the Kiss). The legend around this tight corridor is what captures the attention of Guanajuato tourism and the main reason for thousands of couples to visit the city with the only intention of meeting this space. The story tells that all the couples who kiss on the third stair of this alley will have 7 years of happiness guaranteed, a very popular belief that ensures days of romance when you travel to Guanajuato, Mexico.
Inaugurated in 1861, the Jardin de la Union has become a meeting point for locals and tourists as well. The particular triangular shape of this garden, its XIX Century Kiosk and the animated ambiance that prevails, is what makes it one of the most interesting Guanajuato attractions. Posada Santa Fe Hotel is located right in front of the Jardin de la Union, so walking around this park will be a delightful part of your daily routine.
One of the biggest Guanajuato attractions, the Museum of the Mummies deserves special mention. While for some people might be macabre and creepy, for others is very interesting; the collection of over a hundred mummified bodies, among men, women and children, receives annually the visit of thousands of people. A true tradition in Guanajuato, the Museum of the Mummies if definitely a place you can’t miss in your upcoming visit to this beautiful city.
Plan a trip to Guanajuato during the Cervantino Festival and book your accommodation in Posada Santa Fe Hotel in advance. Celebrated every October, the Cervantino festival is a worldwide famous event with the participation of artists of 36 countries. Opera, theater, dance, music and variety of cultural and art expositions are some of the events that take place in one of the most important cultural festivities of Mexico and the world. Hundreds of people walk around Guanajuato streets attracted by this interesting event. Live the experience of the Cervantino International Festival and visit Guanajuato in October.