The houses of Guanajuato tumble down the hills that surround it in every imaginable colour. There's no subtle, complementary colour scheme—fuchsia pink mingles with pillar box red, saffron yellow, baby blue, and lime green.
We like the city better for its discordance. Despite its beauty it's not perfectly restored and retains a gritty realness—it's a city where people live, work, study, and play.
This colonial city in the mountains of central Mexico was once a silver mining town and although it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The historic center
A walking tour
of Guanajuato's Historic Center is a must, getting lost in the city's small streets and tunnels, discovering colonial houses and ancient palaces. Guanajuato is a place rich in history and holds an important place in Mexico Independence History. It's also a paradise for foodies, from French bread to Vietnamese Pho, you'll find a lot of restaurants from all over the world. For traditional Mexican food head to the Hidalgo Market, where you can also shop for handicrafts.
Among the main landmarks, you'll find the Juarez theater, the University, many churches, and ancient edifices turned into museums. Don't forget to take the funicular to visit the Pipila Monuments and get a panoramic view of the historic center. Don't either miss Guanajuato's most iconic street: the Callejon del Beso (the Kiss Alley). Here we will write about must-see places during your trip to Guanajuato.