Travel By Fingertip...Guanajuato

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Points of Interest in Guanajuato

Plaza de la Union

The city's central Plaza. Site of Teatro Juarez and Templo de San Diego.

La Alhondiga de Granaditas

Magnificent stone edifice that was a former granary and site of heroic battle in the War of Independence. Today a State museum. Closed Mon. Addr: Mendizabal 6.

El Pipila

Towering hilltop statue of young miner who set fire to the doors of the Alhondiga during the War of Independence. Spectacular city views.

Teatro Juarez

Art Deco architectural masterpiece, inaugurated in 1903 with Aida and the presence of Presidente Porfirio Diaz. Addr: Jardin de la Union. Ph: 2-0183.

El Museo Casa Diego Rivera

Housed in Mexico's most famous muralist's birthplace are 79 works plus personal momentos. Closed Mon. Addr: Calle Positos 47. Ph: 2-1197.

Museo de los Momias

At the site of the Municipal Cemetery. Perfectly preserved (due to the mineral content and dryness of the soil), deceased townspeople are displayed in glass cases. One of the city's most visited attractions. Open daily. Addr: Calzada del Panteon.