Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato
The small Galería Mariana is dedicated to images of Mary and other Catholic relics.
Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato
Located beside the university, this fascinating art museum displays an exquisite collection of Mexican miniatures, and 18th- and...
Jardín de la Unión
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Boga Club & Resto
The salsa place in town, where hips, dirty dancing and loud salsa music make the crowds bop till they drop. The new upstairs roof...
This artsy cafe-restaurant featuring folkloric artifacts, paintings and a collection of old radios is fairly reliable. Set lunches are...
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato information
Lonely Planet review
The Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, a block west of Jardín de la Unión, contains a jewel-covered image of the Virgin, patron of Guanajuato. The wooden statue was supposedly hidden from the Moors in a cave in Spain for 800 years. Felipe II of Spain gave it to Guanajuato in thanks for the wealth it provided to the crown. Next door, the small Galería Mariana is dedicated to images of Mary and other Catholic relics.