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Museums and Cultural Places

Museos y espacios culturales en Guanajuato

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These are just a few of the many museums in Guanajuato that will make you want to stay there longer.

“Alhóndiga de Granaditas” (regional museum) +

Has both temporary and permanent exhibits from Mesoamerican and colonial art; a library, historical and photographic archives.

“Museo de las Momias” (The Mummy Museum) +

As its name suggests, houses mummies, there are more than 100 complete mummies displayed and some heads as well. One of the unique museums of its kind and 100% characteristic of Guanajuato.

The Mineralogy Museum +

As a mining city, should have a minerals museum and this particular one has more than 20 thousand pieces of minerals from all over the world.

“Teatro Juárez” +

Although it is in itself a dynamic museum because of its history from its architecture to its halls, is a site of incomparable historical and architectural value, worth visiting and appreciating. Its acoustics are marvelous and from the moment you find yourself in front of it, without even having entered, it will surely astonish you.

Iconographic Museum of Don Quixote +

Is a fantastic place for those who study Universal Literature and in particular, to know the work of Cervantes, because there are almost a thousand pieces in this museum if we count all the characters of the Novel of Don Quixote de la Mancha.


Located just one block from downtown, the birthplace of José Alfredo, built in the mid-nineteenth century, was one of the first colonial buildings, since July 1982 has been declared a historical monument. It is a beautiful and typical colonial house with rooms arranged around a large central patio, an orange garden at the back, another private and almost secret garden.


Museum shop
Guided tour service for visitors and school groups (by appointment)


Tuesday through Sunday
from 10am to 5pm
General access:
$ 40 pesos
Children 7-12 years old, students with credentials, seniors and pensioners with credentials:
$ 20 pesos
Tel: (418) 1544070


The city of Celaya also has a Museum of Mummies. This museum is located next to the North Municipal Cemetery, it has a lobby with murals that explain the mummification process and 2 rooms where 23 mummies are exhibited. Along the 23 bodies you may find children, women, men and a goat. To complement your experience, you can request a guided tour or a guide with the legends of each mummy.

Address: Tecnológico s / n, Bajío de las Américas, 38014 Celaya, Gto.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Access Price:
General Access $ 29.00 mxn
Students, teachers, residents and children $ 19.00 mxn
INAPAM $ 10.00 mxn
Telephone: 461 228 8266

Available in: Español (Spanish) 日本語 (Japanese)