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      UNESCO World Heritage site, Guanajuato is a colorful colonial city nestled between the mountains of Central Mexico. Guanajuato was first founded by Spain in the early 16th century and quickly became a world-renowned exporter of silver and other minerals. Among the many fascinating historical events that have taken place here is the first battle of the Mexican War of Independence in the Alhóndiga de Granaditas. Guanajuato is also famous for its many lurid legends.

      Guanajuato’s sunny, temperate weather is perfect for walks along its picturesque cobblestone streets and labyrinthine alleyways. The city is home to many museums and bustling plazas and is the perfect place to both relax and explore. Part of what makes Guanajuato´s culture so rich is the presence of a large University. The University of Guanajuato brings many cultural events and activities to Guanajuato. University groups host movies, concerts, plays, conferences and other affordable or free activities.

      Guanajuato has a thriving nightlife. You can go salsa dancing, embark on a callejoneada (a vibrant musical tour of Guanajuato alleys) attend a philharmonic concert, drink in one of the many bars, or enjoy live music in the jardín. No matter the night, there is always an event to attend.

Blogs about Guanajuato

Read what visitors have to say about Guanajuato!

  • Second-Half Travels

    Second-Half Travels

     

    What about?

    Extremely descriptive, fun, and positive review of Escuela Falcon

    – Intimate photos of the school

    – Great explanation of the author’s (Ingrid’s) non-biased methodology for choosing a language school (looking for some guidance?)

    – Highlights reasons to study and/or travel in Guanajuato

  • Desk to Glory

    Desk to Glory

     

    What about?

    Mentions Escuela Falcon!

    – Great dining recommendations

    – Gorgeous photos of Guanajuato city

  • Mexico – Nueva Vida

    México – Nueva Vida

     

    What about?

    Mentions Escuela Falcon!

    – Includes personal account of the school’s activities

    – Describes Guanajuato’s astonishing underground tunnels

  • Travelling the Americas

    Travelling the Americas

     

    What about?

    Mentions Escuela Falcon!

    – Recounts personal learning experience at the schoool

    – Describes Guanajuato’s cuisine

  • Sage’s Play

    Sage’s Play

     

    What about?

    Mentions Escuela Falcon!

    – Describes Falcon’s trip to the neighboring city of San Miguel de Allende

    – Beatifully depicts Día de los Muertos

  • Trailing Rachel

    Trailing Rachel

     

    What about?

    – Detailed descriptions about Guanajuato’s architecture and history

    – Mentions Festival Internacional Cervantino, one of the most important artistic and cultural events in Latin America

  • Bumfuzzle

    Bumfuzzle

     

    What about?

    – Extraordinary candid photos of Guanajuato and its residents

  • The Travels of BBQ Boy and Spanky

    The Travels of BBQ Boy and Spanky

     

    What about?

    – Lots of gorgeous photographs

  • Richard’s Travel Blog

    Richard’s Travel Blog

     

    What about?

    – A funny and honest account of a backpacker’s stay in Guanajuato

    – Lots of photos!