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University of Guanajuato

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Address: Lascurain de Retana 5 Centro, Guanajuato 36000 , Mexico
Phone Number: +52 473 732 0006
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

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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Beautiful building

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Saltillo, Mexico
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Saltillo, Mexico
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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"!

Thank loremh93
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311 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank SymnCwl
Twist, Germany
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Gebbiki
Santa Cruz, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dosteele
Los Angeles, California
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest universities in Latin America. The building from the outside is absolutely stunning. From it towering height over the neighborhood to its long stairway up to the main entrance which is popular hangout for students, locals and tourist. Climb up to the top of the stairs and you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the... More 

Thank Russ L
Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Unfortunately when we were there..school was out.. So there was not a tour available at the time of our visit.. Just seeing the outside of the building itself at night is worth the view..

Thank Victoria477
Moscow, Russia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

at night this Uni has spectacular view, take your couple and spend evening on the top of stairs talking about life with cup of coffee. architecture of this building is beautiful and interesting to watch.

Thank Alina L
Fallbrook, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a beautiful, unique building near the center of Guanajuato. Our favorite thing was climbing the stairs with our kids. It was quite the workout, as Guanajuato is around 6000 feet elevation. Our 6-year-old son did it 8 times and kicked our butts! We had to come back two or three times to do the stairs again and to... More 

Thank NeilFC
Whistler, Canada
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Didn't go in. Admired the architecture. Would love to go there. How gorgeous. The restaurant just down the street on the gallery was incredible.

Thank BrendaStephens
El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Visited while exploring El Centro (Town Center) of Guanajuato, which is packed with history. The university grounds scale uphill from the roadway to an impressive entrance. From the top, you have an excellent view of many other points of interest. Well worth the hike up the 150+ stairs. The book store (at the base), was also worth a visit for... More 

Thank ChavaSegura

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