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#1 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Theaters
Owner description: This early 20th-century building is part Moorish, part Roman and part Greek and is one of the city's more noticeable... more » Owner description: This early 20th-century building is part Moorish, part Roman and part Greek and is one of the city's more noticeable landmarks. « less
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#2 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This popular plaza is the center of social activity in the city.
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#3 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Architectural Buildings
This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of the city.
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#4 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: Located on a nearly 3,000-foot mountain called Cerro del Cubilete, this huge statue of Jesus is one of the largest in the... more » Owner description: Located on a nearly 3,000-foot mountain called Cerro del Cubilete, this huge statue of Jesus is one of the largest in the world. « less
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#5 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: 17 gardens of three acres located on the grounds of an old 16th-century hacienda, which still includes some original... more » Owner description: 17 gardens of three acres located on the grounds of an old 16th-century hacienda, which still includes some original furniture. « less
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#6 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Art Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: This museum is dedicated to the story of Don Quixote and displays statues, murals and other depictions of this famous... more » Owner description: This museum is dedicated to the story of Don Quixote and displays statues, murals and other depictions of this famous literary figure. « less
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#7 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: History Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

La Alhóndiga (al OHN dee gah) is a large, two-story stone structure near the Mercado Hidalgo. A huge stone plaza lies on one side, and a steep street along one side of that plaza... more »

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#8 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Religious Sites

On August 9, there is a beautiful ceremony celebrating the arrival of the historic statue of the Virgen de Guanajuato to the city in 1557. The statue is removed from her glass... more »

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#9 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Religious Sites
This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
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#10 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Monuments/ Statues

A great place to view Guanajuato, tickets (boletos) to ride the tram up to Monumento al Pipila are an inexpensive and worth every peso. The tram, seems safe,  lurched up the hill... more »

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#11 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: History Museums; Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Art Museums
Owner description: The birthplace of Mexico's most famous painter has been preserved as a museum featuring some of his original works and a... more » Owner description: The birthplace of Mexico's most famous painter has been preserved as a museum featuring some of his original works and a collection of artifacts from his house. « less
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#12 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Ghost Towns
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#13 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Museums
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#14 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Religious Sites
This old church was built by the Count of Valenciana, the first owner of the town's silver mine.
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#15 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Religious Sites
A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del Estado got started in 1828.
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#16 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

There is a fifty-fifty chance you will get blissfullly lost in the many lovely, winding, labyrinth like alleys around the alley of the kiss. Don't fear that disorientation, it is... more »

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#17 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Museums

This museum is small, but it has some very cool stuff inside. It can be a bit hard to find. If you are standing in front of the university, facing the huge stone steps, just go up... more »

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#18 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Mines
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#19 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

This is the most expensive museum in Guanajuato, but it is a must-see because it is so unusual. People from all over Mexico visit it, and you are likely to find it crowded with... more »

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#20 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Museums
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#21 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Museums
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#22 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Religious Sites
A lavishly decorated 17th-century pink cathedral.
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#23 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Specialty Museums
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#24 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Museums
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#25 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Category: Specialty Museums
This geological university has an interesting mineral museum on its premises.
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#26 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
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#27 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
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#28 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
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