Guanajuato

Colonial Mining City

The capital and colorful city of Guanajuato was built in a narrow mountainous valley, which resulted in many of its paths being partially or completely underground.

 

The historical enter is surrounded by colonial-era buildings and its growth is a result from the discovery of minerals in the mountains surrounding the city, the mines were so rich that in the colonial period the Valenciana mine accounted for two-thirds of the world´s silver production.

Monumento El Pipila

Mexican War Hero

El Pípila is the nickname of a local hero of the city of Guanajuato in Mexico, he was a miner from San Miguel De Allende and became famous in the Mexican war of Independence on Sept 1810.

 

He carried a torch, some tar and a long flat stone on his back to protect himself from the spanish troops as he stormed into the warehouse known as the Alhondiga de Granaditas and set it on fire.

The Mummies of Guanajuato

Natural Mummification

The Mummies of Guanajuato are a number of naturally mummified bodies interred during a cholera outbreak around Guanajuato in 1833, they were discovered in the cemetery and are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Mexico.

 

Cemetery workers began charging people a few pesos to enter the building where bones and mummies were stored. This place was turned into a museum called El Museo De Las Momias.

El Callejon del Beso

A Tragic Love Story

The kissing alley gets its name from a legend of a couple that lived in opposite sides of the alley, their balconies were only 68 cm apart, the girl came from a good family and her dad wanted her to marry a noble spanish man, he was against her seeing the poor mining boy and threatened her, the couple would kiss on the balcony and the father caught them and stuck a dagger into her.

 

There are different versions of the legend, but they leave a tradition in Guanajuato, couples must kiss on the third step of the alley.

Guanajuato

Ex Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

Museo de Las Momias

Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera

Monumento El Pipila

Templo La Valenciana

Museo Iconográfico del Quijote

Parroquia de Basilica de Nuestra Señora

Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato

Callejon del Beso

Teatro Juárez

Cantina el Incendio