Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Guanajuato

Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera's birthplace is now an excellent museum honoring the famous artist, who was persona non grata here for years. It's worth spending an hour here – longer if you're a Rivera fan. Rivera and his twin brothe…
Top Choice Church in Guanajuato

Templo La Valenciana

On a hill overlooking Guanajuato, 5km north of the center, is the magnificent Templo La Valenciana. Its facade is spectacular and its interior dazzles with ornate golden altars, filigree carvings and giant paintings…
Top Choice Theater in Guanajuato

Teatro Juárez

Don’t leave Guanajuato without visiting the magnificent Teatro Juárez. It was built between 1873 and 1903 and inaugurated by the dictator Porfirio Díaz, whose lavish tastes are reflected in the plush red-and-gold in…
Top Choice Church in Guanajuato

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato

The attractive and arresting Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato 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…
Monument in Guanajuato

Monumento a El Pípila

The monument to El Pípila honors the hero who torched the Alhóndiga gates on September 28, 1810, enabling Hidalgo's forces to win the first victory of the independence movement. The statue shows El Pípila holding hi…
Museum in Guanajuato

Museo de las Momias

This famous museum is one of the most bizarre (some might say distasteful) sights at the panteón (cemetery). The popular attraction is a quintessential example of Mexico's acceptance of, celebration of and obsession…
Museum in Guanajuato

Casa de Arte Olga Costa & José Chávez Morado

In 1966 artists José Chávez Morado and Olga Costa converted a massive old well into their home and studio; before their deaths, they donated their home and its contents for public use. On display is a small, but fas…
Museum in Guanajuato

Parador Turístico Sangre de Cristo

Three museums are sited in one impressively designed complex in the hills above Guanajuato. One collection explores the mining history of the region. The second has 36 mummies discovered in local churches (they look…
Mine in Guanajuato

Bocamina de San Ramón & Bocamina de San Cayetano

These neighboring mines are part of the famous Valenciana mining district. Silver was discovered here in 1548. At San Ramón you can descend via steps into a mine shaft to a depth of 60m (note: not for claustrophobes…
Museum in Guanajuato

Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato

Located beside the university, this fascinating art museum displays an exquisite collection of Mexican miniatures, and 18th- and 19th-century artworks by Guanajuatan painters Hermenegildo Bustos and José Chávez Mora…