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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 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Owner description: This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of the city.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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564 reviews 564 reviews
287 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
91 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
63 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Bern, Bern, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

one of the most prominent structure in Guanajuato town area. a good place to unwind on its steps on a not so sunny day after going around the many callejons of Guanajuato town. we had a filling and delicious mexican lunch at the restaurant just infront, the Tapatio.

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Protesters are not allowed at the university, but we got to see a few on the steps dof the university. The architecture is beautiful, you wont miss it as you walk through town.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We reached after 4 pm on the first day and hence, it was closed. Main building closes for tourists at 4pm. So, keep this in mind. It is a huge, green cantera stone picturesque building with impressive Moorish architecture. The world-famous Cervantino Festival of Guanajuato, one of the finest festivals of performing arts, was started by this university. Students of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The steps are beautiful for views and exersize but use the opportunity to walk inside, watch the old library and the museum, art exhibitions, the old fantastic doors and architecture, the wandering students and professors, Sometimes they show movies and other activities for free that may be of interest, and if you speak some spanish people are more than willing... More

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