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What are the oldest cities in the State of Guanajuato?

Salvatierra is the first city in the State of Guanajuato. It was founded in 1644 and was entirely inhabited by the Spaniards, which is why its customs, traditions, and cuisine maintain Iberian touches.

What does the name of Guanajuato mean?

With origin Purepecha Quanaxhuato has 2 meanings, Mountainous place of frogs and Place of many hills.

What are the main celebration dates in Guanajuato?

Guanajuato is permanently celebrating, all year round there are Festivals, Celebrations, and Large Format Events, we invite you to consult the Online site:
https://agendacultural.guanajuato.gob.mx

What are Guanajuato’s Magical Towns?
Proud of its traditions and charm, Guanajuato has 6 Magical Towns

  • Dolores Hidalgo, Birthplace of National Independence
  • Mineral de Pozos in San Luis de la Paz
  • Yuriria
  • Salvatierra
  • Jalpa de Cánovas in Purísima del Rincón
  • Comonfort

How is Guanajuato’s handicraft?

Throughout the state there are different artisan manifestations, we mention some of them and invite you to travel around the state so you can discover the charm of this legacy of our artisans.

What is Guanajuato’s Capital?

Guanajuato’s capital is the city of Guanajuato, considered a World Heritage Site along with its adjacent mines since 1988 for its beauty and historical trajectory.

What is the largest city in Guanajuato?

Leon is the largest in the state, in terms of population, infrastructure, services and connectivity.

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How many alleys are there in Guanajuato?

The city of Guanajuato has more than 3200 alleys that have different widths, lengths, and inclinations, some with legendary names like Hell, Cowboy, Monkey Balance, and not to mention the most famous Alley, known for the proximity of 2 of its balconies that gave birth to one of the most famous legends of the city. In the Alley of the Kiss you will find the essence of the city.

How many tunnels are there in the city of Guanajuato?

The network of tunnels and subway streets in Guanajuato reaches 8 kilometers allowing it to be considered the largest subway network in the world. Among the most famous sections are the Miguel Hidalgo subway street, the La Enredadera tunnel, the Ponciano Aguilar tunnel and the Pípila tunnel.

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What’s the deal in Guanajuato?

Guanajuato’s spectrum goes from the colonial to the avant-garde. A huge number of attractions distinguishes cities like San Miguel de Allende, Leon and Guanajuato. You will find old houses, haciendas, unique churches, art galleries, hotels of all categories, restaurants with signature cuisine, fusion cuisine or traditional cuisine.

Be amazed by Guanajuato’s history, there are witnesses of Mexico’s history throughout the State, from archeological ruins, legacies of the Spanish Conquest, the mining boom in Mexico, the Porfirian era, great artists such as Diego Rivera and Chavez Morado have left their legacy in Guanajuato.

Guanajuato is the only state in Mexico with 2 World Heritage Sites, confirming the importance of this territory and its cultural wealth.

Few days in Guanajuato

A suggested agenda is to visit at least one museum, a vineyard, a heritage city, and a magical town; surely, it is something you can do in 48 hours. The state of Guanajuato has a plus that in a maximum of 30 minutes distance you can travel to any of its attractions.

A weekend in Guanajuato.

No matter when you read this, definitely Guanajuato will always have great surprises, you can take hot air balloon rides, go down the streets, go on gastronomic routes like the strawberry or cactus routes, visit historical museums like Diego Rivera or La Alhondiga, visit the Mausoleum of Jose Alfredo Jimenez, the options are endless.

Guanajuato for a day

24 hours are enough to enjoy the State of Guanajuato or its capital, you will always find good food, where to sleep, unique experiences. A day is perfect to go up to the viewpoint of Pipila, visit the Hidalgo Market, visit the museum of Diego Rivera or the one of Chavez Morado, know the Kissing Alley, its subway streets, visit the highest vineyard of Mexico that is behind the back of Christ the King or eat a roast meat accompanied by Mezcal in the Sierra de Santa Rosa.

Guanajuato’s nightlife

Guanajuato is famous for its nightlife, the romantic and bohemian air that flows through the city allows you to visit a terrace after an alley to contemplate the beautiful starry skies of the city.

How to make a good tour of Guanajuato?

From the sunrise, there are activities that you can schedule so that your plan meets your expectations. At sunrise you can take a hot air balloon flight over the city, visit the local market to taste some of the region’s gastronomic history then continue with a walk through the cobblestone streets full of color to start planning the next site on your agenda which can be a museum, a mine or simply enjoy a little bit of the charm of your host hotel.

Guanajuato 2021

This peculiar year has reinforced some of the attractions that Guanajuato has, there are many activities that can be developed outdoors from a terrace, walking the cobblestone streets, tasting the typical drinks, we have PDO (Protected designation of Origin) for Tequila and Mezcal, besides being a wine region and keeping alive the tradition of pulque, aguamiel and curados (all these typical beverages).

Activities at the Historical City Center

One of the best places to go is, without a doubt, the beautiful historical city center, from where you can tour the interior of the Teatro Juarez, walk through the alleys and subway streets, visit the iconographic museum of Don Quixote, being the capital of Cervantes in America is still present in all artistic and cultural manifestations in the city.

Guanajuato in love.

Guanajuato is undoubtedly, synonymous with romance, from recreating the scene of the legend of the kissing alley on its balconies to having the beautiful view of the city at your feet on one of the terraces while enjoying a candlelit dinner.
The night cannot end without visiting the city’s bars full of history where you will undoubtedly understand why Guanajuato falls in love with all its visitors.

Which Mines to visit in Guanajuato?

Take advantage of the opportunity to get to know an important part of Mexico’s history. There are a few states that still have mines within the city, and Guanajuato has some that you cannot miss.
The La Valenciana mine, La Mina de Guadalupe, La Boca Mina San Ramon, Mineral de Rayas and Mellado are essential for you to know a little bit of the mining history of the city.

How many days can you visit Guanajuato?

You could spend a lifetime in Guanajuato and still be amazed by the wonders you find in your path. Your trips to this state can be as short or as long as your schedule allows. It is a state that gives you options if you come for business or pleasure or if you are looking for a moment of inspiration to continue your projects.

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How to arrive to Guanajuato?

The state has land connections and incomparable highways. Due to its privileged location in the center of Mexico, it is very easy to get there from any state in the Republic or from abroad.

The Bajio International Airport (BJX) provides connections to the main destinations in Mexico and the United States and with just one connection flight; you have access to the main cities of the world since you can connect through the United States or Mexico City mainly.

By road it is even easier, the main land connections are united in this state, a few kilometers away we connect with Mexico City, Jalisco, Queretaro, Michoacan, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas or Aguascalientes.

How long is it from CDMX to San Miguel de Allende?

Traveling by road, you need only 3 hours to start enjoying the attractions that San Miguel de Allende offers to its visitors.

Traveling by airplane, San Miguel is 1.5 hours from the Bajio International Airport (BJX), which means that in approximately 2.5 hours from your boarding point, you will be on your way to enjoy the city.

How to travel from CDMX to San Miguel de Allende?

Going by car you can get there via Queretaro in less than 3 hours and by bus in just under 5 hours.

Going by plane it is a 45 minutes flight from Benito Juarez Airport and a 1.5-hour drive.

How much does it cost to go to San Miguel de Allende by car?

We recommend that you make an inquiry at the following platform:
http://app.sct.gob.mx

How many hours are from CDMX to San Miguel de Allende?

In less than 3 hours, you will be in San Miguel de Allende enjoying the cobblestone streets, outdoor spaces and history of the city.

How much do you spend on toll to go to Guanajuato?
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How far away is Guanajuato?
There is an approximate time of 4 hours from Mexico City to Guanajuato Capital.

How expensive is it to go to Guanajuato?

The budget will never be an obstacle to planning your next visit to Guanajuato, there are options for all travel reasons, you will always find where to stay, where to eat and where to have fun at the proper price you are looking for.

What kind of clothes are need it in Guanajuato?

Guanajuato has the enormous advantage of having a regular climate across the year, sudden changes in temperature are very rare, therefore having comfortable shoes in your suitcase that allow you to explore its streets and its history is enough , the other accessories depend at your best inspiration.

What is the best date or season to travel to Guanajuato?

Any time of the year is perfect to travel to Guanajuato, across the year exist several experiences that will allow your trip to be what you were looking for.

How much money will spent in Guanajuato?Although many may think that Guanajuato is an exclusive destination, the reality is that the touristic offer is very varied and allows that the budget never be a limitation to book your visit.

What do you need prior to visit Guanajuato?

A pair of comfortable shoes or sneakers, your cell phone with enough memory space for photos and voila, you have everything you need to start your trip.

How much does the trip to Guanajuato cost?

You decide the experiences you want to live in Guanajuato, there is always one that fit your budget and allows you to enjoy the stories you have to live.

How much money do you need to go to Guanajuato?

Prior to start the trip be aware that you will always find options to make your experience something unique.

What kind of clothes to bring to Guanajuato?

The main thing is comfortable clothes, depending on the season you may need some extra accessories but don’t worry, if you need a hat you can get it in San Francisco del Rincón, a pair of sneakers or comfortable shoes in León or a colorful “zarape” in Dolores Hidalgo.

What do you need prior visit Guanajuato?

The only requirement is to have the will to live the great stories that exist to tell in this State.

What kind of clothes to take to San Miguel de Allende?

The famous San Miguel style is simple, with whatever you feel comfortable with, you will be ready to enjoy the city. There is no dress code here just a unique energy that many persons attribute to the minerals of the region that allow those who visit San Miguel de Allende to be destined to return.

How to dress to go to Guanajuato?

It’s simple, the important thing is to explore the senses and generate inspiration, although a pair of comfortable shoes always helps when living these experiences.

How much money do you need on a trip to Guanajuato?

You can travel nice and cheap in Guanajuato, it is part of the charm of this territory, the main thing is that you enjoy the history, the architecture, the food and have an escape from the monotony.

What to bring to San Miguel de Allende?

Your best company will always be comfortable shoes, jeans and maybe some sunglasses, everything else will just be an accessory.

What to visit in San Miguel de Allende in one day?

Start your trip visiting the San Miguel Arcángel parish, afterwards a visit to the market and a walk to an art gallery, take your time for a drink and a bite sit on a terrace in downtown and finish the afternoon in a coffee place.

Where to go on a trip with friends?

Get ready your agenda connecting various routes and circuits across the State, discover the origins of Mezcal in Guanajuato, walk across vineyards or get the experience of making cajeta (Milk Caramel). These experiences and more are waiting for you.

What is the lowest season to travel to Mexico?

Guanajuato is definitely the best option any day, there are no low or high seasons, you will always find unique experiences and good weather.

What is the best time during the year to travel to Mexico?

Guanajuato is the best option, its connectivity allows you to be close to any destination of origin and in a very short time you will be visiting the best of the history of Mexico.

What is the cheapest month to travel?

Traveling nice and cheap is possible in Guanajuato, you decide your best experience, no matter when you plan to start your trip.

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