Things to do in Guanajuato

As soon as you step off of the plane in Del Bajio International Airport into Guanajuato you’ll see why this is one of Vinnie Van GO's favorite places to visit in Mexico. Founded in 1559, the city of Guanajuato is itself a UNESCO World Heritage site, with plenty to offer visitors – from delicious local eateries to world-class museums.

Festival Internacional Cervantino

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For two to three weeks every October, the entire city celebrates the work of Spanish writer Miguel Cervantes. This over 50 year old festival is now one of the biggest celebrations in Latin America, with music, theater, and dance performances.

Fiestas de San Juan y Presa de la Olla

In late June and early July, this festival kicks off in Presa de la Olla park. June 24th always holds a massive bash for the saint’s day, with picnics, liver dance and music performances, and fireworks.

Baile de las Flores

During Easter Week, the annual Flower Dance festival sees local mines open to the public, decorated altars, and a manifestation of the Virgin Mary.

Leon Stadium

The Estadio Leon, also known as Nou Camp, is a mid-sized soccer stadium home to the Club Leon.

Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos Ote 1810, La Martinica
37500 León, Gto., Mexico

Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera

The home of the famed painter, and longtime partner of Frida Kahlo, has been turned into a wonderful museum and is now one of the most visited landmarks in Guanajuato.

Positos 47, Zona Centro
36000 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico

Museo de las Momias

This is one of the most infamously bizarre museums. Visit for a glimpse of more than 100 disinterred corpses and mummified remains.

Explanada del Panteón Municipal s/n, Centro
36000 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico

Templo La Valenciana

La Valenciana, or San Cayetano church, has been gracing Guanajuato since the 18th century on the site of the largest vein of silver in Mexico. The gorgeous interior is a sight for sore eyes, and well worth a visit.

Carretera a Guanajuato Dolores Hidalgo Km 1.5, MIneral Valenciana
36023 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico

You can count on Guanajuato Tours for reliable and entertaining tours that will tell you all you need to know about local culture and history. For a guided experience into the local culinary scene, try the Guanajuato Street Food Tour. It’ll get you loaded up on some of the best Mexican food you’ve ever had! For something more active, check out Cacomixtle hiking and biking tours for a guided trip out into nature.

Las Mercedes

For some of the best Mexican cuisine in an elegant environment, there’s no better fine dining option than Las Mercedes. The menu is inspired by como la abuela, or grandmother’s cooking, with a modern spin.

Calle de Arriba #6, San Javier
36020 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico

Los Campos

Los Campos is known amongst locals to have some of the best tapas in town, served in an intimate restaurant. Be sure to get there early or call ahead!

Plaza Baratillo, 4a Calle de La Alameda, Centro
36000 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico

La Vie en Rose in Guanajuato

If you’re wanting a break from local cuisine, La Vie en Rose is the go-to spot for delicious French food. The desserts are Vinnie’s favorites!

Cantarranas 18, Zona Centro
36000 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico

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