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University of Guanajuato

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Address: Calle Lascurain de Retana Centro 5, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 473 732 0006
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This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of...

This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of the city.

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A symbol of great architecture

This building is amazing to look at the craftsmanship. It is a symbols of simplicity and effective building as the place where it sits is very constrained. I recommend walking up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Palemon L
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This building is amazing to look at the craftsmanship. It is a symbols of simplicity and effective building as the place where it sits is very constrained. I recommend walking up the stairs as there is an amazing view the monument of the Pipila and of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful building and offers you with great views of the town! The place seems magical and is a place to visit

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to learn a little bit more of the history of Guanajuato and add a little bit of culture, you should visit the University, is like traveling to the past.

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MÉXICO, D.F.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dont forget to visit the arquitecture is beautiful. No olvides visitar la aqruitectura del lugar es hermosa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plan to visit during the night, ilumination along with the building itself is just great!! During the day it's also good.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not sure what is is suppose to represent. Is it a castle?, is it a church to a fortress? In any case, walk up the long and somewhat steep exterior staircase and you will be rewarded with a very nice view. When we were there, it was very busy with students going up or down, chatting away, laughing etc. it... More 

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Saltillo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Be sure to listen to the "tour" locals standing outside the building give you. You do not go inside the building, they just explain the story of the school and the arquitechture. It is a nice and beautiful building and be sure to ask why it is called the "beehive"!

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Memphis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A little out of the way and definitely a slight uphill climb, but worth checking out. Lots of coffee shops nearby and easy to see on your walk to other parts of town and sights.

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Twist, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This place seems to be always crowded although you can't really visit anything. Still it's quite nice to take a rest on the stairs while looking at Pipila

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is a must see. Take a venture up to the Pipila monument and you an capture a great photo of the university and the surrounding churches, city etc. this will probably be one of your best pictures. We ventured into the student store to buy a hat and shirt.

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