Things to do in Guanajuato

Stroll along the winding streets of Guanajuato

The city of Guanajuato is highly regarded by a lot of tourists as one of the prime Mexican holiday destinations. Its winding streets, underground tunnels, and cultural landmarks are just some of the many wonderful points of interest to be found here.


Things to do in Guanajuato

Guanajuato is the capital city of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. It is built in a narrow valley, making the streets and alleys tight and narrow as well. Cars cannot pass along most roads, so you have to explore the city by foot. This experience will reward you with amazing historic sites, cozy restaurants, and educational museums.


Guanajuato Mummies - Mummy Museum

For a more in-depth learning experience about the culture and history of Guanajuato, you can visit the famous Mummy Museum which contains mummies that were found in the local cemetery about two centuries ago. The mummies displayed in the Mummy Museum are the city’s biggest tourist attraction.


Guanajuato Tours & Sightseeing

Sightseeing tours are also conducted in the city. Ride a trolleybus and pass by the most interesting landmarks in the city, including some of the silver mines located underground. The underground tours are an extraordinary experience that you’ll never forget.


When to go to Guanajuato

Guanajuato has a temperate climate that is characterized by warm summers and mild winters, making it a perfect destination for a special holiday any time. However, summers can also be humid with high chances of rain, so you have to plan your trip accordingly.


Guanajuato International Film Festival

If you visit the city in July, you will have a good chance to witness the Guanajuato International Film Festival, one of the biggest film festivals in Mexico. There are various film events and competitions that take place in this festival.


Festival Internacional Cervantino

In fall, the Festival Internacional Cervantino is held in the city. Join in all the fun things to do in Guanajuato during the festival and enjoy local and international performers, singers, and artists.

Things to do in Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato Facts

Population153 364
CurrencyMexican Peso
AirportGuanajuato Intl, Mexico (BJX)

Guanajuato average temperatures

17~26 °C 17~29 °C 31 °C 33 °C 23~34 °C 22~32 °C 21~30 °C 21~30 °C 20~35 °C 19~30 °C 18~28 °C 17~26 °C


UNESCO World Heritage Sites Guanajuato - Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

The prosperity that the town of Guanajuato achieved from being the world’s leading centre for silver extraction is visible in its rich Baroque and neoclassical buildings. For instance, the churches of La Compañía and La Valenciana are considered some of the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Central and South America. Since 1988, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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