Guanajuato Travel Guide
Guanajuato combines history, culture, architectonic jewels, a magical atmosphere and friendly people. Guanajuato's history is closely linked to the country since it there where Mexico declared its independence. Known as The Door to Mexico, Guanajuato has been named World's Cultural Heritage Site by the UNESCO. When you visit the city, you will be surprised by its charming cobblestone streets and underground tunnels.
This magical city is a wonderful retreat to spend an authentic Mexican vacation enjoying culture and the arts, visiting museums, attending the theaters, and enjoying the traditional night parades "Callejoneadas". One of the most important Guanajuato highlights is The Mummies Museum, where you will find more than 100 mummified bodies of former inhabitants of the city. After a long day of visiting tourist attractions and enjoying the exquisite cuisine in the local restaurants, it's time to have fun with the lively nightlife in Guanajuato, which includes a diversity of clubs and discos, as well as concerts, theater plays, and folklore presentations.
Guanajuato organizes annually the Cervantino International Festival, named after Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. This festival promotes cultural, artistic and humanistic understanding between people by inviting other countries and states, which, in turn, present dance, opera, theater, and musical events, as well as a myriad of art exhibits. The festival lasts several weeks on different stages and halls throughout the city. The "Cervantino", as it is widely known, is nowadays the most important cultural event in Mexico and one of the most outstanding festivals in the Americas, attracting spectators from all around the world.