Attractions

Museum in Guanajuato

Parador Turístico Sangre de Cristo

Three museums in one newly built complex in the hills above Guanajuato. One collection explores the mining history of the region. The second has a couple of dozen mummies discovered in local churches (they look pret…
Museum in Guanajuato

Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera's birthplace is now an excellent museum honoring the famous artist (the Marxist Rivera was persona non grata here for years). It's worth spending an hour here – longer if you're a Rivera fan.Rivera and …
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

Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas

This art and history museum was the site of the first major rebel victory in Mexico's War of Independence. Built between 1798 and 1808 as a grain storehouse, the Alhóndiga became a fortress in 1810 when 300 Spanish …
Museum in Guanajuato

Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

To escape Guanajuato's bustling streets, head 2.5km west to this magnificent colonial home which is now a museum with tranquil and stunning gardens. Built at the end of the 17th century, this was the grand hacienda …
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 fa…
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 art with works by Guanajuatan painters Hermenegildo Bustos and José Cháve…
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…
Monument in Guanajuato

Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey (Christ the King) is a 20m bronze statue of Jesus erected in 1950 on the summit of the Cerro de Cubilete, 15km west of Guanajuato. The location of the statue at the supposed geographical center of the cou…