About Guanajuato

Guanajuato- Valenciana


La Valenciana is technically located a few kilometers north of Guanajuato. To get there, hike on up or hop on the "Cristo Rey" or "Valenciana" buses that leave from the Alhóndiga every 15 minutes.

In a nutshell:

La Valenciana is, so to speak, "where it all began." The mine produced 20% of the world's silver and for hundreds of years and sat Guanajuato comfortably on the lap of luxury- well, at least those who benefitted from the miners' labor. The nearby La Valenciana church, a stunning example of Mexican Baroque architecture, certainly attests to the surge of wealth that provided Guanajuato with colonial mansions, elegant churches and much more!