Jardín de la Unión


This triangular plaza is lined by cafes, bars and restaurants and full of shade-giving trees in a neatly maintained garden.

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1. Templo de San Diego

0.03 MILES

Built in 1663 by members of St Diego of Alcántara, the facade – carved pink quarry stone – exemplifies Mexican Churriqueresque and is quite lovely.

2. Teatro Juárez

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Don’t leave Guanajuato without visiting the magnificent Teatro Juárez. It was built between 1873 and 1903 and inaugurated by the dictator Porfirio Díaz,…

4. Templo de la Compañía de Jesús

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Believed to be one of the largest constructions completed by the Jesuits in Mexico, this church was built between 1746 and 1765. However, just two years…

5. 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…

6. Universidad de Guanajuato

0.11 MILES

The main building of this university, whose ramparts are visible above much of the city, is one block up the hill from the basilica. The distinctive…

7. Museo Iconográfico del Quijote

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8. Templo de San Francisco

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Templo de San Francisco was built in 1741 in a late baroque style, as noted in its decorative motifs and stone entrance, though neoclassical features were…