Traditional hand crafts
are pottery, candies and limestone carving.
But, in Hidalgo Market first floor, one may also find leather,
sculptured wax, leather, metal, textiles, & wood from nearby towns.
- Pequeño Juan.
(473) 732 2308.
(473) 732 7933.
- La Fragua.
(473) 732 2715.
(473) 732 1973.
- La calle.
(473) 733 1485.
The following hints can be useful:
every thursday and sunday, there is a concert by the
Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato.
The town is home of several musicians
with middle ages
speciality. "Capella Guanajuatensis" and "Los Tiempos Pasados" are ones
of the ensembles created, that play with old instruments.
The city has four church pipe organs that
are in good
playing condition: Mellado, Basílica, La Compañia and
History buffs love the
ghost towns and mining works left idle since
the last bonanza. I.e. Marfil, Santa Ana, Mineral de la Luz, Duran,
Main underground street's
walls enclosed very old buildings built at
river level, abandoned by goverment orders just after two major
floods in the XVIII century. Nowadays, next to Juarez Theater the
San Pedro Alcantar Monastery is being excavated out of tons of
old rubble. It can be seen through some windows.
For the academics
oriented, Guanajuato has research centers in Chemistry,
Mathematics & Mining. But, for most, the University's Main Library
is worth a visit. It's just half block from the main Tourist Office. As
well as, a guided tour (by the same astronomers - opens Sep to
to La Luz Observatory right in the sierra.
Maths - CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION EN MATEMATICAS
Callejon Jalisco s/n Mineral de Valenciana Guanajuato, Gto.
Architects would like to give a look to the Civil
School's building, just across street from Hidalgo Market. It's a real
Ph. (473) 732 7155 Fax. (473) 732 5749 firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Library - UNIVERSIDAD DE GUANAJUATO
Ms. Rosalia del Carmen Macias. Director Callejon del Truco # 12
36000 Guanajuato, Gto.
Ph. (473) 732 1637 Fax. (473) 732 1433 email@example.com
Observatorio La Luz - UNIVERSIDAD DE GUANAJUATO
Dr. Heinz Andernach. Jefe del Depto. de Astronomia
Camino Valenciana- La Luz km 20. Guanajuato, Gto.
Ph. (473) 732 9548 Fax: (473) 732 0253 firstname.lastname@example.org
The barren hills which
surround town once were covered with oak. The
forest of the Santa Rosa Mountain Range with time has shrunk, but still
covers part of the municipalities of Guanajuato, San Felipe, and
Hidalgo. It begins just 5 km (3 mi) north of the city.
Ecologica de Guanajuato A.C. A wide variety of
programs, including a monthly bird-watching trip, are available.
and hiking close to Guanajuato.
- bikestationguanajuato@ hotmail.com. (473) 114 20 31. Rent a Bike
Other activities can be
found on nearby industrial cities: Silao, Irapuato
& Leon. An example is railfanning; Silao's GM assembly plant has huge yards
with lots of action, though highly guarded.