Travellers who are looking to enjoy the best of authentic Mexican culture, food and music will find the UNESCO Heritage city of Guanajuato, a great location to holiday. It has to be on your bucket list of places to travel!
You can explore many popular attractions here, like Alhóndiga de Granaditas, the Iconographic Museum of Quijote and the Casa de Diego Rivera among other cultural venues in town. The city organises the world-famous Internacional Cervantino Festival, which is held every year and has been organised for more than 30 years. There are more than 36 countries that participate and the event also features a variety of events. These include theatre, concerts, opera and dance performances among plenty of other activities.
The city is rising in popularity as a location for destination weddings with a good selection of wedding venues in Guanajuato Mexico.
Among the best is the Hotel Castillo Santa Cecilia that offers excellent accommodation and facilities at a budget-friendly price. Some of the top attractions to visit that are within a reasonable distance of the hotel include:
It is located in the most famous square of the city – Jardin de la Union. Teatro Juarez or the Juarez Theatre is the leading opera venue in the city. Its construction spanned almost 30 years and was finally inaugurated in 1930. It features a Roman-style portico with massive Doric columns supporting the structure. There are nine statues made from bronze that represent the Greek muses. It is popular as a public meeting place among locals and visitors to the town. The stunning interiors are built in the Art Nouveau style and feature impressive stained glass, gilded surfaces and exquisite woodwork. One of the best venues to enjoy an evening of entertainment in Guanajuato!
One of the loveliest spots to explore especially for couples is the Plazuela de los Angeles, which connects to the Kissing Lane or the Callejón del Beso. The narrow alleyway is famous for a legend that states that couples that climb to the red step and share a kiss will endure seven years of romantic bliss. This makes it a popular attraction with couples holidaying in Guanajuato. After a quick peck, it is well worth heading up to the Mercado Hidalgo, one of the most popular local market halls to shop. It has been a place of commerce for more than a century and stalls sell a variety of fresh produce and knickknacks for visitors to take home.
Jardin de la Union:
Among the many public squares f Guanajuato, the Jardin de la Union is probably the finest. It is a vibrant section of town with people milling around the place and has beautiful water fountains and well-maintained flower beds. It is also where some of the best high-end hotels and restaurants are located. Among the prominent landmarks that adorn the area are the Baroque styled San Diego Church and the popular Juarez Theatre (Teatro Juarez). The church also is home to a museum which portrays the history of Guanajuato.