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University of Guanajuato

Address: Lascurain de Retana 5 Centro, Guanajuato 36000 , Mexico
Phone Number: +52 473 732 0006
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Ranked #3 of 43 things to do in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of the city.
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Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of the city.

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Fortunate to catch a couple of great art exhibits by Oregon's Rick Bartow and some amazing Japanese draftsman whose name escapes me...

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Just kidding. Try not to disturb the university students and professors at the place, but if you can't help but getting your sweat on at this history university and landmark of the city of Guanajuato, I dare you to jog up the iconic stairs that lead to the front door of the place.

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Paso Robles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful architecture, epic steps to the top with the reward being the great views,,a must do when in Guanajuato

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The ground floor galleries are fantastic! They have a specimen museum in the basement with animals and birds native to the area. I walked around the university during the day and admired the architecture and history. There's a telescope on the roof that's open to the public each clear night from 7-9. Loved this university.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My hotel, El Meson de los Poetas, was just a short distance away from the university and so I passed by several times in my three day stay. This is the "old" part of the University, but what stunning architecture. Many times the steps were half full of young people sitting, talking, studying and I´m sure enjoying the magnicifent view.... More 

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649 reviews 649 reviews
338 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Steps and the architecture are wonderful! On one of my recent trips to GJO I had the pleasure of walking up the impressive stairs that lead up to the University. It makes you almost imagine that you are walking in Imperial Rome or something ... really nice building.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

the view of the stairs are incredible and the building is jewel of architecture, a must if you go to Guanajuato

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Toronto
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188 reviews 188 reviews
94 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a great Mexican campus Be certain you have good walking shoes This town is full of great surprises and is a tourist delight Hire local student and enjoy tunnels

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Mill Valley, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
84 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice location in historic Guanajuato, very nice students running about and beautiful buildings. We were there for Day of the Dead and all the kids had dressed up and were parading their skeletons around. Great Fun!

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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visit the University of Guanajuato and I found the real Mexico. This University is at the center of the City (like any University should be). I was looking for the faculty of Languages and it´s behind this building. The teachers are incredibly and I learned Spanish with a very high quality just in a Month and at a very... More 

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