A unique city witness to a glorious past, vibrant in its culture and a living statement of our traditions.
Living in Guanajuato
General Information

Entering the city of Guanajuato for the first time is simply striking. Unexpectedly, the highway becomes an ancient tunnel filled in yellows, ocres, solid-rock walls, glimpses of the city, balconies, and more tunnels …

The city of Guanajuato is unique in the whole country. A journey to a past imbedded in an ancient-province flavor where legends, mystery and magnificent landmarks are a testimony to the city which once was the most opulent in New Spain.

Declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato, the capital city of the state of Guanajuato, was home to the mine La Valenciana, discovered in 1548, reaching its highest production levels by the XVIII century and accounting for 60% of the silver production at that time in the world.

The architecture of the city is rich and eclectic, reflecting different trends throughout the centuries, and rich examples of Baroque, Churrigueresque and Neoclassic art to a strong French influence in architecture during the ruling of Porfirio Díaz. An exciting canvas worth of living !

Walking through the city is relaxing, fun and entertaining. The streets and alleys are full of color, shops, cafés, and historic landmarks.

Friendly people, crafts, markets and delicious food just add up to the experience.

Recommended links for sightseeing in Guanajuato

» Fall in love with Guanajuato
» Walk the streets of Guanajuato
» Experience the Cervantino Festival
Universidad de Guanajuato

The University of Guanajuato offers different programs, from Highschool, Bachelor Degree to Specialties, Masters and Doctorates.

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The foundation of the University of Guanajuato goes back to the year 1732. Since then, the university adopted several names, until March 1945, when the rank of University was acquired as well as the name for which is now known.

With a population of nearly 34,000 students, today, the University of Guanajuato is present in 12 cities within the entity through four campuses and one high school college with ten high schools.
How is it to live in Guanajuato?

Living in Guanajuato is an opportunity to enjoy both a tranquille life in nice residential areas, and also to fulfill it with the vibrant cultural, almost bohemian alternatives that the city offers. It is almost as enjoying another time in the past with the access to modern services, friendly people, and the uniqueness of a city full of history. Thanks to its privileged location, Guanajuato is also close to other destinations, both for leisure and business, like the city of León (41 minutes) , the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende (1:19 hrs), Querétaro (1:37 hrs) and somehow farther, Mexico City (4 hrs).

The city of Guanajuato has a mostly warm and mild climate, with an average being April and May the warmest at 82 °F (28 °C), and January and February the coolest at 46 °F (8 °C).

Famous people born in Guanajuato

Diego Rivera, probably the most influential Mexican artist in the 20th century, and who helped to establish the Mexican mural movement.
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