Saturday, May 14, 2016

Guanajuato – the views from above

Finally! My last entry on Guanajuato. As I had mentioned, it's a very hilly city which, for views, is simply fantastic. Though there's more than one vantage point, probably the most famous is El Pípila, a terrace with a huge statue of el Pípila (one of the main characters at the Alhóndiga de Granaditas massacre I mentioned in a previous post).

We came up here twice, once just in time for sunset. You can walk up here ether through the city's alleys, or you can take a funicular. The best option, we found, was to ride the funicular up, and have a stroll back down into the heart of the city.

The one sunset we saw from El Pípila:

But it also happens that the place we were staying at, though a short 5-10 minute walk from the centre of the city, was also atop a hill, and so we could enjoy views from our building's rooftop. A perfect place for a nice beer and to relax after a day walking around town! 

So there. Really glad to have finally got to know this part of Mexico!

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