About Guanajuato

Guanajuato cathedral

The city of Guanajuato, Mexico is a delightful maze of tiny cobbled "callejones." Thanks to the underground road system - composed of tunnels through which the Guanajuato River once ran - beneath the city, Guanajuato is extremely pedestrian-friendly. So take the opportunity to amble through its steep, winding streets; peruse its traditional shops; or just sit back and people-watch in one of the city's plazas.

For a bit of orientation, the city center is focused around Guanajuato's main plaza: the Jardín de la Unión. Head west via the Avenida Juárez or Calle Pocitos to check out La Alhóndiga and its culture-packed environs or amble your way north to discover the University of Guanajuato and its wealth of surroundings. La Valenciana is technically located a few kilometers north of Guanajuato. In fact, take a hike or busride up the hill for a great view overlooking Guanajuato.