25 Best Things To Do In Guanajuato Mexico – From Weird To Wonderful

Guanajuato is a beautiful UNESCO heritage town – and with its long history of art, literature, legends, torture, and hauntings – there’s something for everyone here! Whether you’re into architecture, history, or weird and unusual places to visit in your travels, we’ve put together this guide to help you find the best things to do in Guanajuato Mexico.

Guanajuato is one of the most colorful towns that we’ve visited during our extensive travels in Mexico. The houses are painted in Mexico’s cheerful rainbow style, making it a joy to behold as you enter the city, and a wonderful place to walk around in.

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Unlike the nearby expat haven of San Miguel de Allende (which can feel a bit like a tourist attraction, rather than an authentic town), Guanajuato has a “real” everyday Mexican city vibe. It’s a University city with a lively vibe, and not as crowded with tourists and digital nomads as you might expect.

We didn’t encounter many foreigners during our stay at all, which was oddly refreshing, as most UNESCO heritage sites are firmly on the tourist trail.

Unlike the major tourist destinations on either side of Guanajuato (namely Puerto Vallarta and San Miguel de Allende), English isn’t spoken as widely here, so it’s a great place to practice your Spanish!

The historic center has narrow, cobbled roads and is very walkable, which lends itself to hours of strolling and exploring the vibrant streets – and there are plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants, and food stalls to keep you refuelled while you wander around the many museums, galleries, and markets.

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Guanajuato is one of the cutest, most colorful historic towns in Mexico!

Where Is Guanajuato Mexico?

Guanajuato is a state located in central Mexico. It’s bounded by the state of San Luis Potosi to the north, Michoacan to the south, Queretaro to the east, and Jalisco is on its western boundary.

The historic central town of Guanajuato and the adjacent silver mines are UNESCO world heritage sites, and underneath the town is a significant tunnel system created by its lengthy mining history.

Subterranean tunnel system beneath Guanajuato

What Is Guanajuato Known For?

Founded in the 16th century by the Spanish, Guanajuato is best known for its silver mining and extraction which was at its peak in the 18th century.

Its history of mining is still visible today in the network of impressive underground streets, and the slightly terrifying mineshaft known as “Boca del Inferno” which is 600 meters deep.

Due to its world-leading silver industry, Guanajuato quickly became a prosperous city with stunning Baroque architecture, churches, and numerous other buildings that still stand in all their glory today.

Things To Do In Guanajuato

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Colorful Dia de las Muertos skulls at the Guanajuato markets

If you’re wondering what to do in Guanuajato, believe me – there’s plenty to see and do here! We stayed for a week and could have easily stayed longer. And if you’re looking for local treasures at the market, prepare an extra suitcase for your colorful market hauls.

Here are the top things to see in Guanajuato’s historic city center.

Mummy Museum

The Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato is incredibly fascinating, but not for the faint of heart!

Unlike the nicely wrapped and painted Egyptian mummies, the mummies of Guanajuato capture the pain of each person’s final earthly moments as they died, with most just wearing remnants of the clothing they were buried in.

These naturally mummified remains were the result of a cholera outbreak around 1833, and these victims were buried in the local cemetery. Cholera victims were typically buried quickly to prevent the disease spreading – and it’s believe that many of these mummies were buried alive, which could account for their tortured bodily positions and facial expressions.

From 1865 – 1958, the Guanajuato township required that relatives pay a graveyard tax to keep their loved ones interred. If families failed to pay their burial tax for 3 years in a row, their deceased relatives were dug up again and evicted from the cemetery grounds.

But when the bodies started to be dug up, it was discovered that a curious natural mummification process had occurred due to the soil and dry conditions. The cemetery kept these bodies underneath the cemetery in case relatives wanted to pay to have their relatives re-buried.

Due to natural human curiosity, and the sheer number of mummies being found (111 in total) – people began paying to visit the mummies on display in the late 1800s, and the ossuary eventually became a museum attraction which continues to this day.

This museum houses the world’s smallest known mummy, which is about the size of a bread loaf. It is a foetus who’s mother was a cholera victim.

Only half of the mummies found are currently on display, and they now have proper glass cases to keep them in the best possible condition.

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Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Fun fact:

A Mexican b-grade horror was filmed here in the 70’s called Santo Versus the Mummies of Guanajuato, which starred the popular masked wrestler, Rodolfo Guzman Huerta.

Getting there:

Find the local bus with “Las Momias” in the window, and tell the driver where you’re going. You’ll be dropped off at the street leading up to the museum, then you’ll need to walk uphill for a bit until you see a large stone wall. Turn right and you’ll get to the ticket window and souvenir stands (which are hard to miss).

The mummy museum is located underneath the cemetery, and you can also visit the cemetery separately if you haven’t had your fill of creepy weird things for the day!

Allow at least an hour or so to fully explore the museum and surrounding graveyard.

Casa de los Lamentos

If you love local legends, serial killers, and bizarre Satanic rituals (which is at least a few of you reading this, I’m sure!) the House of Laments should be on your list of things to do in Guanajuato.

It’s a kitschy, creepy museum that’s worth a visit if you’re looking for more unusual sites to visit here.

This 18th century mansion was built by the Marquess of San Clemente for his daughter. It then became a post office until one of the town’s mining engineers, Tadeo Fulgencio Mejia, purchased it in 1890 as a home for him and his wife.

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House Of Laments

Unfortunately, Tadeo’s dreams were shattered when his wife, Constanza de la Rivera, was murdered. Local legends are divided about how this happened, with many accounts saying it was due to a home invasion by other disgruntled mine workers.

Constanza was brutally stabbed in the neck, and died – some say near her home, others say inside the home.

The distraught Tadeo was overcome with grief, and had what is believed to be a psychotic breakdown. He consulted with a local witch and began carrying out satanic rituals that involved human sacrifices of local men and women.

How many people were murdered in Tadeo’s attempt to contact his dead wife are unknown – but many bones have been found in the basement of the mansion.

Tadeo eventually committed suicide, so the horrors of what really happened in this home remain a mystery.

The house is now a museum, and there are many accounts of supernatural occurrences, paranormal activity, and ghostly screams which have given the museum its name.

Museo Ex-Hacienda del Cochero

Keeping on with the weird theme, the beautiful gardens of this museum cloak a dark, gruesome secret below.

This traditional hacienda-style home has many underground rooms that were used during the Spanish Inquisition to hold and torture local people until they renounced their sins, confessed to minor wrongdoings, and converted to Christianity.

The museum has a variety of terrifying torture devices on display, plus fascinating photos such as beauty pageant contestants posing with what appear to be some of the Guanajuato mummies.

Pro tip: for extra creep factor, you can take a tour of the museum with a hooded and robed monk. The museum’s owner might also be on site, and they’re happy to chat with visitors if you’d like to learn more history about the property.

The Alley of the Kiss

El Callejon del Beso is a major tourist attraction in Guanajuato – for its tragic and muy romantico Romeo and Juliet history. If you see lines of tourists and locals stopping in a teeny, tiny alleyway for a kiss, you know you’re in the right place.

There are many narrow, winding alleyways in Guanajuato – this one is nestled in Plaza de Los Angeles and is a tiny sliver of a passage between two brightly colored buildings – barely wide enough for two people to walk side by side down.

Local myth has it that a wealthy family lived in one building, and the daughter fell in love with a young man who the family deemed not fit for their daughter. The man rented out the room across the tiny alley that had a window directly opposite the daughter’s room – and they would secretly meet to exchange kisses in the tiny laneway.

But as with all star-crossed lovers, this was not to end well. The girl’s father discovered their forbidden trysts, and stabbed his daughter to death in a fit of rage. Depending who you believe, the young man then hurled himself from his balcony to his death. Or maybe he just left town – we will never know.

Fun fact: The alleyway’s gift shop is located in what is said to be the girl’s room, and you can buy a love lock to hang from the balcony.

Casa de la Tia Aura

Another spooky experience awaits you at this museum – and many visitors have reported seeing a ghostly lady in white wandering the halls here.

The history behind this haunted casa is that a woman named Dona Aura came from Spain to live in Guanajuato, and became intensely obsessed with the house. When she died, the house remained uninhabited for years. New owners have attempted to make alterations to it over the years, but have been stopped by a ghostly voice that speaks to them by name.

So the house remains pretty much as it has always been, and is now a place for the curious and supernatural fans to explore.

Teatro Juarez

The incredible Teatro Juarez theater is located in downtown Guanjuato. It hosts regular events, and is the home of the town’s annual International Cervatino festival in honor of Miguel de Cervantes.

Atop the building is a bronze balustrade with bronze sculptures that represent the Greek muses who presided over poetry, different arts, and science.

The theater began construction in 1873, and was an extravangant feat of Baroque architecture that seemed very out of place in the small township at the time it was built.

It is now one of the major landmarks in Guanajuato.

Teatro Cervantes

As noted above, Guanajuato city has somewhat of a fixation with Cervantes, and this is another theater in honor of the esteemed Spanish writer.

As far as anyone knows – Cervantes never visited Guanajuato, so why there is such a local obsession with his work, nobody is entirely sure!

Opened in 1979, this cute, intimate theater hosts regular events including opera, dance, plays, films, festivals, and childrens’ shows.

Monumento Al Pipila

Looming large on the hillside overlooking the city, this classically-styled monument was built in honor of El Pipila – a mine worker, and a key figure in the push for Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule.

It’s worth a visit, as you can appreciate both the immense size of the sculpture, and the panoramic views of the city below.

The statue was created from pink sandstone by master sculptor Juan Fernando Olaguíbel, and was opened to the public in 1953. It stands an impressive 20 meters (66 feet) high.

On its base is inscribed “There are still other Alhóndigas to burn down“. You can learn more about the origins of this phrase further down in the article at the Granadita.

Jardin de la Union

This picturesque central plaza is one of the social activity hubs of Guanajuato.

 It’s located in the Plazuela de San Diego, and named Union Garden in 1861. As the park became more of a center of activity for the locals, an equestrian statue and a grandstand were placed in the park, for musicians and bands to perform.

The Virgen de Dolores is a key feature of this park, and the annual Day of the Flowers is held here – which is a popular local festival featuring spectacular flower arrangements, live music, and traditional food stalls.

Museo Casa Diego Rivera

This museum is the birthplace and home of artist Diego Rivera. He was born here in 1886, together with his twin broth who died a year later.

Rivera’s childhood home was restored by his daughter in 1971, with the help of the Federal Government, State Institute of Culture, University of Guanajuato, and National Institute of Fine Arts.

It was officially opened to the public in 1975 as the Casa Diego Rivera Museum.

The house remains true to its origins in terms of furniture, decor, and accessories – so it’s a lot like taking a trip back in time as you wander through the rooms.

The museum also has exhibit rooms featuring paintings and drawings by the late Rivera, including a self-portrait, nudes of Frida Kahlo, lithographs, watercolors, and inks featuring the eruption of the volcano at Paricutin in the nearby Michoacan state.

Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

Another timewarp experience you shouldn’t miss during your time in Guanajuato is the stunning hacienda built by the silver mining magnate Captain Gabriel de la Barrera in the 1600s.

The estate was home to the Barrera family, and many of the rooms are intact with the original decorations.

A highlight of this property is the extensive and impeccably gardens. These were remodeled by the Guanajuato state government in the 70s to pay homage to different gardening cultures and traditional across the world. Stroll through the English gardens, the Oriental gardens, the Roman gardens, and the traditional Mexican gardens with its native cacti.

This spot is a popular place for quinceañera parties and weddings, and is popular with locals as well as tourists. For this reason, it’s often closed for private events, so it’s best to phone the museum before you visit.

There is a charge of 35 pesos ($1.70 USD) per person to enter the hacienda and gardens.

Funicular Panoramico

Located at the back of the Teatro Juarez, the funicular gives you an easy and fun way to travel up the hill to the El Pipila monument so you can marvel at the color and scope of the Guanajuato cityscape from above.

While you can walk up and down the steep hill if you fancy some exercise, taking this mode of transport is the preferred way for most people – especially if (like us) you were struggling from eating way too many street tacos before the climb!

Sunset is a popular time for the funicular, so plan ahead and arrive early, or be prepared for a lengthy wait to the top. There are, of course, plenty of food and drink options once you reach the top, so it’s definitely worth the wait.

Templo La Valenciana

The wondrous Temple of the Valenciana was completed in 1788 by master architects Andres de la Riva and Jorge Archundia.

The site of the church sits at the entrance to the La Valenciana mine, which was the site of the richest vein of silver that has ever been discovered in Mexico. The owner of the mine commissioned the church as a gesture of thanks to his patron saint, Saint Cajetan, for the wealth that was found within the mine.

Together with the Iglesia de la Compania nearby, it is a fascinating example of the Baroque churrigueresque style of architecture. The Templo La Valenciana features immense quantities of gold leaf, particularly on the main altar pieces which literally shine in the sunlight.

The main facades of the church are fashioned from pink sandstone, and the building has most of its original furniture, including the organ and pulpit.

This church is one of the most revered landmarks in Guanajuato city, and is another popular local venue during the Cervantes festival.

Presa de San Renovato

This beautifully painted dam is one of Guanajuato’s most unexpected highlights – and definitely worth putting in your schedule.

Built in 1852, the Saint Renovate Dam was constructed to increase the holding capacity of the existing and older “Clay Pot Dam”, that threatened to flood the town during heavy rains due to its small size.

While these two dams weren’t enough to stop the immense floods of 1905, the dam has remained in place, and was decorated early last century by artist Manuel Leal. The lower part of the dam is now a sunken garden, complete with giant statues of an alligator and a snake.

The significance of the sculptures comes from the local legend of the dam, where two neighbors dueled each other daily to be the first to fill their water pots at the dam. This friendly contest got slightly out of hand one day – both clay pots got broken, and the struggling men fell into the river and were never seen again. They were thought to be cursed, and turned in an alligator and snake respectively.

The sculpture garden and dam are public places, and completely free to wander around. Just be aware that it can get a little sketchy after dark, so make sure you plan your visit accordingly.

Teaching School of Guanajuato

Officially known as “Benemerita y Centenaria Escuela Normal Oficial de Guanajuato (phew!) most people simply refer to this building as the Teaching School.

You’ll find this school on the Paseo de la Presa in central Guanajuato. Constructed mostly from pink sandstone, like many other landmarks here, the building has had a long history of teaching since it was built in the early 1800s.

It has been a teacher training school, the College of Saint Francis Xavier, and even a civil hospital in the 1940s.

With its long and varied history, you would expect this expansive old building to be haunted. And you’d be right! Students and teachers here have reported ongoing paranormal events in these halls for decades. The school also hosts annual events for the Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

University of Guanajuato

This University was built to increase the educational opportunities of the local people. The origin of the building is intertwined with local Jesuits who built an impressive church next to the original university campus.

Jesuits uphold the necessity of education, and their “Hospice of the Holy Trinity” was opened in 1732. In 1767 the Jesuits were expelled from the new Spanish territories, and the building remained closed for 18 years.

It was later reopened and renamed “Royal College of the Immaculate Conception”, where it was run by Filipino priests. In 1870 it was again renamed, this time as a simpler State University. In 1945 – yet another name change to the existing Universidad de Guanajuato.

The University, with its original architecture and sweeping grand staircase with 133 steps, currently offers 128 programs for its students, from senior high to doctorate level.

Fun fact: This is the only institution that appears on Mexican currency (the 1000 peso note)

Hotel Castillo Santa Cecilia

This sprawling estate was originally established during the height of silver mining fever in Guanajuato. After the silver rush was over in 1916, the mine here ceased its operations, and the hacienda was turned into a hospital and hospice which ran until the early 1920s.

The land was eventually bought by a developer who planned to turn the site into a grand hotel, inspired by the medieval castles of Europe.

Building began in 1951, and the hotel was named after the major mine shaft on the estate, known as Santa Cecilia. The original hotel had a modest 20 rooms. But following ongoing extensions, it now boasts 100 rooms.

Although it’s not technically a castle – it definitely feels like one! And it’s a fully functioning hotel, so if you’re wondering where to stay in Guanajuato, this is a great option if you’re looking for a unique stay.

Fun facts: Several films and TV series have been filmed here over the past decades, and many celebrities have stayed here, including Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, and King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

Cristo Rey

At the top of Guanajuato’s 8,900 ft Cerro del Cubilete peak (aka Dice Cup Hill) stands the impressive Cristo Rey statue.

The current monument was constructed during the 1940s. An earlier sculpture stood in its place around 1920, but this was blown up with dynamite by order of Plutarco Elías Calles, a famous Mexican revolutionary at the time.

The art-deco styled statue on the site now weighs in at 80 tones, and is 20 meters (66ft) tall. It’s the largest bronze statue in the world.

At the base of the Christ the King statue is a globe-shaped basilica known as “The Sanctuary”. This is for the many pilgrims that make their way up the mountain for numerous celebrations such as the feast of Christ the King each November.

It’s a bit of a hike to the top of the hill if you don’t have transport – but its worthwhile as you can take in a spectacular 360 degree view of the landscape around you.

Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas

The site of a battle and massacre during the struggle for Mexico’s independence, this museum was built in the 18th century and originally used for grain storage and trading.

The inscription on the El Pipila statue we mentioned above refers to this building (or alhondiga). El Pipila himself braved a hail of bullets to set fire to the building’s doors, allowing the rebel Mexican troops to gain access to the building and the royalist troops and families that were locked inside.

The royalists were defeated in the massacre, and the Mexican revolutionaries took the city.

As uninspiring as this museum looks compared with some of the other buildings around town, rest assured the building comes with its own fascinating and creepy history.

After the Mexican heroes Juan Aldama, Miguel HidalgoJosé Mariano Jiménez, and Ignacio Allende died – their heads were displayed in cages in the four corners of this building by the Spanish to instil fear in any other would-be revolutionaries. They remained on display from 1811 to 1821 – when Mexico officially became independent.

This building became a museum in 1958 as a landmark scene of the Mexican struggle to overthrow Spanish rule.

Parroquia de Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato is one of the landmarks of the city. You can’t miss it, as its in the central Plaza de la Paz. It was completed in 1696.

The church houses the oldest sculpture of the Virgin in the Americas – carved by an anonymous artist from Spain.

It has been dated to around 714, when the Spanish fled from the Arabs and hid this statue in an underground cave. The statue survived a lot over the next eight centuries, remaining safe in its subterranean hiding place.

It was finally rediscovered in the 16th century and gifted to Guanajuato as thanks for the wealth and silver the town sent to Spain.

Mercado Hidalgo

One of our favorite places in the city, these markets are fantastic for exploring, eating, shopping, and getting a feel for authentic Mexico.

Opened in 1910 on the 100th anniversary of Mexico’s independence, this building has a gorgeous facade made from the ubiquitous pink sandstone, and features 10 archways. It was initially designed to be a railway station – but instead is now home to stalls with souvenirs of every type, including mummies!

If you can find the staircase, take the red stairs to the first landing where you’ll find a lovely statue of the Virgin of Guanajuato.

If you’re feeling snacky, try the ceviche toasts, seafood broths, guacamayas, tinga tacos or multi-course meal offerings at any of the many market stalls.

Museo Iconográfico del Quijote

Founded in 1987, this museum was opened by a well-known collector Eulalio Ferrer Rodríguez, and is dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote de la Mancha. It’s yet another meeting place for the annual International Cervantino festival!

The museum has 16 rooms, and features over 1200 pieces related to Don Quixote, including tapestries, paintings, coins, scupltures, sketches, and engravings created by both local and foreign artists.

Museo Mina Valenciana 1791

The Valencian museum is a must-visit site if you’re interested in the fascinating history of silver mining in Mexico.

You can find it at the site of the Valenciana Mine, which is one of the most important places in Guanajuato in terms of building the city from scratch from the wealth of silver discovered under the ground. It’s estimated that 2/3 of all the silver mined in Mexico has been found here.

Admission to the mine museum will cost $50 pesos ($2.50) per person, and $25 pesos ($1.75 USD) for senior citizens and children under ten.

Plaza de la Paz

Located in the historic center of Guanajuato, the Plaza de la Paz (aka Plaza Mayor, or Plaza Principal) is next to the central Basilica we mentioned earlier in the article. It’s surrounded by restaurants, bars, and other historic buildings.

The Plaza also houses the Monument to Peace, which was constructed in 1897, and this square was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI when he visited in 2012.

Pozos de Mineral – Day Trip

A two-hour drive from Guanajuato will take you to this pueblo magico, where you’ll find beautiful lavender fields, underground tunnels, and plenty of mining history, hiding behind this tiny but cute ghost town.

Once a prosperous mining village, Mineral de Pozos was founded in the 18th century. It was abandoned after the silver mining boom ended. It was eventually resettled, only to be abandoned yet again during the Mexican Revolution.

Today, Mineral de Pozos is classified as one of Mexico’s “magical towns”, although it’s still not a major tourist attraction (yet).

It’s a great destination for Instagram photos, and long walks. And if you’re a foodie – don’t forget to try prickly pear fruit, ant larvae, and maguey worms which are all specialities of the area! For vegetarians, it’s best to stay with the delicious pumpkin flower quesadillas that you’ll find at local street food stalls (delicious!).

Where To Stay In Guanajuato

Apart from the spendor of the Hotel Santa Cecilia mentioned above, there are plenty of accommodation options in Guanajuato city.

Whether you’re looking for an Airbnb, hostel, bed and breakfast or a hotel from budget to luxury – Guanajuato has a lot to offer every type of traveler.

We stayed at the Hotel La Paz which was a fantastic mid-range option in terms of price – and the location was fantastic, right in the historic center. If you’re planning to work, or need to take video calls, the wifi was fast and stable while we were there.

Check out more accommodation options in Guanajuato here

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Strolling through the cute, cobbled laneways of historic Guanajuato

Best Places To Eat In Guanajuato

Like any other Mexican town, there are plenty of street food stands and taquerias in Guanajuato city, so make sure you get your fill of the delicious local cuisine.

One thing to try here is the popular local sandwich known as guacamaya. This is like a torta filled with spicy salsa, pork rinds, and guacamole.

  • We loved the pizza at La Capellina, and the restaurant itself is also beautiful inside!
  • Cafe Tal should be on your list as a coffee stop
  • Estacion Gelato deserves its rave 5-star reviews for delicious ice creams and desserts
  • Mercado Hidalgo was one of our regular stops for cheap, tasty traditional Mexican breakfasts and lunches

If you’re in Mexico City, check out our article Best Places For Vegan Food In Mexico City for insider secrets on where to eat and shop.

Is Guanajuato Safe For Tourists?

Despite the slightly alarming fact that Guanajuato state has the second-highest homicide rate in all of Mexico, (double the rate of Mexico City), the historic center of Guanajuato city is safe for tourists and digital nomads – and the locals are friendly and welcoming.

But like anywhere else in Mexico (or the entire world, for that matter), you still need to keep your wits about you as a traveler.

Be sensible about walking around at night, especially if you’re alone, keep your valuables out of sight, and avoid the areas of town that seem a little sketchy. We had an amazing time in Guanajuato, and didn’t feel unsafe at any point during out stay.

How To Get To Guanajuato

By bus

If you’re traveling from neighboring San Miguel de Allende, it’s a quick one-hour bus trip to Guanajuato.

If you’re coming straight from Mexico City – head to the large Mexico Norte bus station where you can buy your tickets at the counter. There are a few bus lines that head north from the CDMX, but you’ll most likely be taking a Primera Plus bus – these are super comfortable with movies and wifi, which will come in handy, as your journey will take around 5 hours. You can check the bus timetable on their website.

If you’re coming from Puerto Vallarta in the west, it’s best to grab an overnight bus which will take around 9 hours.

Flying in

The closest airport to Guanajuato city is in the Silao province at Del Baijo. It’s a one-hour domestic flight from Mexico City to Silao. Or you can fly in direct from many cities in the United States, as Silao is an international airport.

From the airport, you can easily take a bus or taxi to the historic center.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Guanajuato?

Guanajuato is great to visit at any time of year due to the ongoing cultural events that are held in the city.

As the town is located higher up in the mountains, you might be suprised at how cold and misty it can get during the winter months, so pack the appropriate gear to keep you warm.

We travelled in January, which is off peak season for tourists (our preference to avoid queues!). Just be aware it can get pretty chilly at the time of year in the city – dropping to as low as 7℃ (44℉).

In the summer months, tourism is higher – and the temperatures can get sweltering – reaching up to 30℃ (86℉) in the sun. However, the summer months can also be the rainy months, so make sure you take a rain jacket or umbrella with you when you’re sightseeing – just in case!

Guided Tours of Guanajuato

If you’re looking for organized city tours of Guanajuato and its many attractions, or you want to find easy transfers from nearby San Miguel de Allende – check out the variety of options here.

Conclusion – Best Things To Do In Guanajuato Mexico

That’s a wrap for our top pick of things to do in Guanajuato. Hopefully this has inspired you to explore this UNESCO heritage town.

Unlike many places in Mexico, Guanajuato is a little off the beaten track, which is a refreshing change. Plus, it has a literal ton of wonderful, beautiful, and weird things to keep you entertained and enthralled during your visit to this colorful and memorable town.

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