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  • GUANAJUATO, MEXICO

    Buildings, Monuments and Plazas



  • Jardin de la Union, small park with indoor and outdoor restaurants. Usually the meeting point for locals and tourists. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, a brass band plays old fashioned marchs.
  • Hidalgo Market. Inside the castiron of a french railroad station, this market offers fresh produce as well as folkart of the region (pottery, candies, snuff boxes, etc.)
  • The Mint. Former house of the rich miner Geronimo de Fernandez, for many centuries the official mint of Guanajuato, until 1900 when closed. Now, governamental offices. The patio and porch are good examples of the use of old Mexico houses. 
  • Marquis of Rayas' House. Built in 1696.
  • Universidad de Guanajuato's Main Campus. Original building built in 1732 for Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion, under patronage of Pedro Lascurain de Retana (1675-1744) and Josefa Teresa de Bustos Moya (?-1749).

  • Gallery with Oil paintings from XVII to XIX centuries by Cristobal de Villalpando, Nicolas Rodriguez Juarez, et al. 
  • Count Rul y Valenciana's House. Neoclassical building now occupied by the Court, designed by famous architect Francisco E. Tresguerras.
  • "Principal" Theater. Original built by Messrs. Miguel Zendejas & Francisco Hernandez in 1788 for the comedy. Reconstructed (never to former glory) after a fire in 1921.
  • Juarez Theater Built in 1875 by engineers Jose Noriega, Alberto Malo & Antonio Rivas-Mercado, and commissioned by former president Porfirio Diaz in 1903. Facade with neoclassical colonnade and frontispiece crowned by the Muses. Exquisite interiors with Moorish motifs. Beautiful foyer.

  • Guided tours in english available at front desk.
  • Tree/Face. By Octavio Ocampo. Museo Carretero. Highway 110D
  • El Pipila monument. Huge statue of the popular Independence hero that opened the city granary burning the front door. A place to take a breathtaking view of the city. A popular way of climbing up is using the Funicular (data), whose station is behind Juarez Theater. 

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