Wrapped Guanajuato city of magic and legends - THE BACKPACKING



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wrapped Guanajuato city of magic and legends

City wrapped magic and legends, it also beats the insurgents history of the independence movement in Mexico. Today, the colorful facades, the University, the Memorial Pípila the Alhóndiga, churches and underground streets and the callejoneadas offered by Estudiantinas make up the unmistakable stamp of his radiant architecture and folklore.

Walking around the city offering a pleasant and magical experience. From the viewpoint located at the foot of the monument dedicated to Pípila pink quarry, accessible on foot or by cable car, visitors can admire a panoramic view of the city and the valley that frames.

In other unmissable attractions of the city of Guanajuato include the
legendary Callejón del Beso and museums Casa Diego Rivera, Iconography of Don Quixote, the Alhóndiga, Wax, and the Museum of the Mummies.

The city of Guanajuato is also an international cultural reference amount as it was there that he began in 1953 Cervantinos Appetizers, university tradition created that led 20 years later to the "party spirit" the International Cervantes Festival, grand annual event created in honor of the writer Miguel de Cervantes author of Don Quixote, which for several weeks renowned national and international artists present on the streets, theaters and auditoriums, the best of the performing and visual arts.

How come?
Guanajuato is located in central Mexico in the heart of Guanajuato state. Bordered on the north by San Felipe, Dolores Hidalgo to the east, south to Salamanca, and Irapuato and Silao and León west.

The nearest airport Guanajuato International Airport is also known as Guanajuato Bajio Airport, is located in the nearby city of Silao. At the arriving domestic and international flights, mostly from the U.S.

The road leading to Guanajuato is the Federal Highway and Highway 45 or Pan American Highway and Federal Highway 57 is also possible to reach the city tour bus.

Guanajuato's climate is semi-warm in the south / southwest and temperate subhumid in the remaining areas area. The maximum annual temperature is 36 ° C in summer and minimum 3 ° C during winter. The annual average is 18 ° C, the month when most rainfall occurs is Julio.

What to pack?
Comfortable shoes, shorts or long pants, short sleeve shirt, light sweater for the evenings, sneakers. In Winter wear long pants, boots, scarf, jacket.

Tourist attractions in the city of Guanajuato
Monuments: Monument to Cervantes, Pípila Monument, Peace Monument, Monument to Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Hidalgo Monument, Monument to Benito Juarez, Miguel Cervantes Saavedra Memorial. Reform Garden, Garden of the Union.

Collegiate Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato, the Temple of Bethlehem; San Roque church, Church of San Francisco, San Diego Alcala Church, Holy House of Loreto Chapel, Church of the Society of Jesus and its Pinacoteca, the Cerro del Santuario Goblet.

Callejón del Beso, Estudiantinas Tempo in the Atrium of San Diego de Alcala, Callejoneadas, Cuesta del Tecolote, Ringer Bridge, Funicular Guanajuato Alhóndiga and Museum, Underground Streets of Guanajuato, Guanajuato University, Panoramic View of the City from Pípila, boat ride on La Olla Dam, House of Legends, Mummy Museum of Civil-Skirt Pantheon South

Museo Casa Diego Rivera, wax museum, Museo Gene Byron Museum Ex - Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, Don Quixote Iconographic Museum, Village Museum, Museum of Mineralogy Sohle Eduardo Villaseñor (Ex Hacienda San Matías).

Plazuela de San Fernando, Plaza de la Paz, Plaza San Roque, Closet Square dedicated to Jorge Negrete, Square Marketplace, Plaza de las Ranas, Allende Square, Garden Cantador, Mercado Hidalgo, the Valenciana Mine Templo de San Cayetano and, the Valencian, Mina El Nopal.

Juarez Theater, Teatro Cervantes, Main Theater, the State Theater.

Festivals, fairs and festivals in the city of Guanajuato
March: Rally Guanajuato Mexico

March-April: Medieval Festival Guanajuato

May: International Organ Festival; Chamber Music Festival

July: International Film Festival;

1st Monday in July: Fiestas Opening Day of the Presa de la Olla; (31) Fiestas de San Ignacio de Loyola

August 8: Feast of Our Lady of Guanajuato

September (15 and 16): Fiestas Patrias October: International Cervantes Festival

November: Balloon Festival in Guanajuato

December 12: Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe