Other than enjoying Guanajuato for Cervantino, I also explored so many places in the city. Let me explain how the vibe is. Guanajuato is a very historic city among other places in Mexico. Most of the historic center’s building; plazas, mansions, churches, and civil constructions are made from pink or green sandstone.
Back in the time, Guanajuato was found as a mining spot, looking that the mountains are full of minerals. Additionally, its richness made it as one of the most influential city during the colonial era. Well, here we start our 2-3 day trip!
Teatro Principal & Templo de la Compañía de Jesús Oratorio de San Felipe Neri
Just a little stop here! The theatre was closed though. Just with baby steps, I saw the church building; it was just like another church HAHAH!
División de Derecho, Política Y Gobierno
Another great findings, unexpectedly they are having this HRGIGER exhibition, I feel like I’m in space…….. They are exhibiting illustrations back from the 80s, I can’t even imagine how the illustrator even had that vision back in the time.
Universidad de Guanajuato
I entered with another super cool exhibition, Galería Jesús Gallardo. Fascinating. The paintings, the murals, I got crazy—in mind. I’ve never felt so small in this earth after exploring more the American continent. The path from the exhibition leads me to the main university building. This 386-year-old university is huge, and I just went to one of the building—can’t imagine.
Museo de las de Momias Guanajuato
I took a bus to come here from Plaza de la Paz, it’s faaaaar! After the 20-minute drive, I finally stepped on the high altitude part of Guanajuato. The sun glazed the whole area, it was hot! I feel like taking my sweater off tbh. I went in with 50-pesos ticket, the guide is included too. Remember guys; always try to be one step ahead to come here! The line is craaaaazy, it will take you an hour (or even more) if you come in the afternoon.
The experience was great, the mummies have different stories behind. They died with various reason, I got scared a little bit >_< Even, I saw the smallest baby mummy in the world; he died with his mom…
Panteon Municipal + Observation Deck
I was thinking what else I could see here. I decided to ask some people around, and they told me there’s this observation deck. I don’t wanna be repetitive but it’s soooooo beautiful. I flew my drone for a bit, and here we go!
Warning: You need a shopping spree? Here’s the place for yaa!
The market is enormous, ranging from food, souvenirs, meats, until garments. But, way too many people. But I just went for ma lunch, so I chose to eat the seafood cocktail. Daaaamnn good! Don’t forget to eat it with extra avocado and crackers;) I ate like 8 packets of crackers for this medium sized cocktail.
Museo Casa Diego Rivera
Again, student card alert! 10 pesos and I was in;) This museum gets more interesting when I know who’s actually Diego Rivera, great man who creates history. I’m a fan!!
Monumento el Pípila
I think I need to burn more calories today!! I went for the short hike to the pípila and it was almost sunset, just perfect. Those sweat and hard breath was crazy worth it. I felt amazing within, and also outside.
The view is breathtaking… I have no words to really explain my feeling, super mixed. The wind got through my beige sweater. Wind was huuugee but I decided to fly my drone HAHA! To be honest, I just pray that it won’t crash or got thrown away because of the wind. Anyways I did it!!!! Look at the shots.
So radiant… Even though it was close for public, but the lights made it super elegant from the outside. There were so many people in front of it, they just fill up all the stairs. Another time to meet new people;)
Callejón Del Beso
A.K.A The Kiss Alley. Thank you Rami (a new friend I met because I flew my drone in the pipila) for the local guide around Guanajuato. He explained me so well the history of this spot. Super interesting and sad… Basically there was a wealthy girl and poor boy falling in love with each other. They usually come to this small alley to hide and kiss each other. But in the end, the father of the girl killed his own child because he has no mercy. Uff, crazy story.
Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas
Another must-go place but I had no time to come inside:(
(day 2 begins here)
El Truco 7
Just a short walk from the hostel, I finally found this hidden gem that my lovely friend Miriam told me. The place looks old, they even have a queue line at 9 in the morning, I wonder how great they are. By the time I entered, I chose the table just by the terrace. The view, the chill wind, and all the colors… Just a great start for the final day of Cervantino. Mole de pollo (chicken mole) for breakfast, who’s not drooling to eat them?
Bocamina San Ramón
“Aquí tenemos más lugares?”, I said (Are there any places here?)
That’s how I found out this place. I’m so into natural stones so I decided to come and check it out. I started walking through some stores and finally entered for the tour. It was fine, not super great to be honest.
La Hojaldrería De Guanajuato
I need snack!!! Just a little stop here and I decided to just chill by the street way;)
Plaza de la Paz
Museo Iconográfico del Quijote
Another art museum and I loved it!! I was just there staring at the paintings for minutes (I wish I had hours). The color was so surrealistic…
Nonton di Teatro Juarez
Guanajuato is well known for its underground street way. Even, they have some restaurants and bars just underneath. I was squatting for so long to get these shots, it was worth the walk!
La inundación de 1905
Needing a beer and a great talk at night? Try to take one here. The environment is so friendly, the people who work there are very welcome (yes, they are young!), and the drinks are affordable.
See you on the next one!