Thursday, May 12, 2016

Guanajuato – the city

We stayed in Guanajuato from a Sunday to a Friday. Like I mentioned before, some people would find that excessive. But the city was named a World Heritage Site in 1988, and that should be a clear sign that this a place worth spending some time in, like we did. 

We spent countless hours just walking. By the more important buildings like Teatro Juárez, the Universidad de Guadalajara (actually, we had to walk by it and through it every day on our way to the centre), the cathedral...






And the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, the Templo de la Compañía, the Iglesia de San Roque (by Guanajuato's oldest plaza, the Plaza de Baratillo)...






Not to forget the fantastic Mercado Hidalgo, from 1910...





As well as countless squares, quaint streets...









And Guanajuato's famous alleys, including the ultra-narrow Callejón del beso (Alley of the kiss)...





Really, could anybody in their right mind consider this is a city you could fully appreciate in less than 4-5 days? Crazy!

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