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Hidalgo Market

Main market of the city. It was designed, it is said that initially as a railway station, by the architects Ernesto Brunel and Antonio Rivas market in the venue that occupied the former bullring of Gavira. The construction lasted from 1905 to September 16, 1910. It was inaugurated by President Porfirio Diaz as part of…

Handicrafts

Something that has been jealously preserved is ceramics, there are workshops of international prestige where the manufacture of authentic majolica and traditional pottery with tibores, plates, spice bowls, condes bowls and basins invite to a purchase collection. In the city centre, you can still buy the traditional silver and gold jewellery from birds, called baroque…

Temple of San Diego

Due to the multiple floods that the city suffered, the body had to be lifted several times. Nowadays, only one image of the Christ of Burgos, donated by the Count of Valenciana, and several paintings by Mexican painters from the 18th century are preserved. The esplanade in front of the Temple of San Diego de…

University of Guanajuato

Its history dates back to 1732, when it was created under the name of the Hospice of the Holy Trinity. On August 27, 1827, with the first constitutional government, the school changed its name to Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepción, falling under the responsibility of the state and thus creating the faculties of law, painting,…

Union Garden

Beautiful place of rest, with its large trees that provide fresh shade, surrounded by restaurants, where Mariachis and Tunas gather to brighten the atmosphere with their happy melodies, the Jardín de la Unión is right in front of the Teatro Juárez. During the viceroyalty of this place was the “Plaza de San Diego”, named after…

Collegiate Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato

Its construction began in 1671 and was completed 25 years later, sponsored by the miners of the area. Elevated to the category of Basilica in 1957, the Baroque Collegiate Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato boasts an impressive dome that stands out from the rest of the work. Inside, there is a virgin who has…

Juarez Theater

It is located in the center of the city and was inaugurated on October 27, 1903, by the President of the Republic General Porfirio Diaz, with the representation of the opera “Aida” which was a real success. It is, without a doubt, one of the most attractive theatres in the country and recognized worldwide for…

Baratillo Square

The real name of this esplanade is Plaza Joaquin Gonzalez y Gonzalez or General Manuel Gonzalez, Plaza del Baratillo is a common name that was given during the viceroyalty era as here were sold and bought flowers, vegetables and fruit at affordable prices. In fact, there was a market that disappeared around 1893. In the…

Cervantino International Festival

The International Cervantino Festival is an emblematic event for the world. Each year the spirit of multidisciplinary artistic dialogue and the search for excellence define an unprecedented cultural programme. For 45 years, the Festival has been the ideal context to welcome the main artists of the most varied art disciplines to Guanajuato. The Cervantes adventure…

The Pípila

It was built in 1939. It is an enormous statue of a quarry on a base representing the miner Juan José Martínez “El Pípila” in a position to advance, carrying a torch in his right hand. At the base of the monument there is the following inscription:”…there are still other gems to burn”. At the…