Nestled in the mountains of Central Mexico lies the World Heritage city of Guanajuato. In the Spanish colonial days, it was one of the richest towns in Mexico due to the nearby silver mines. Today, it's a wonderful vacation destination, where you can marvel at great mountain views, explore back streets and underground tunnels, and enjoy authentic Mexican food. Book a stay at one of the top hotels in Guanajuato and get ready to say "hola" to Mexico.
Out and About in Guanajuato
The city's most famous attraction is the Mummy Museum, which contains over 100 naturally mummified bodies. If that's a bit too creepy for you, head over to Teatro Juarez, a beautiful old theater, where you can catch a show, take a tour, or just enjoy the architecture. From here, walk or take the cable car up to the monument of Pipila, erected after a local hero, where you'll have a stunning, panoramic view of the city. The city is not too big, and most of the cheap hotels in Guanajuato are within walking distance of all these sights. Outside town are the silver mines, the largest of which is at Valenciana, three miles to the north, where you can take a tour of the mining site.
Eating and Drinking
The local specialty is Miner's Enchiladas, a version of enchilada with chicken, carrots, and potatoes served with a guajillo chili sauce. Some of the best restaurants in town are located by the Jardin de la Union, so head there to sample this and other local delicacies such as the sweet cajeta, or spicy tacos. Guanajuato hotels and bars are located in around the alleyways and underground tunnels in town, so you're never far from a sample of beer or a shot of mezcal.
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