If you ask me the most attractive city in Mexico among all I have been to, my answer is going to be “Guanajuato”. It’s not a famous city nor a must-go place for most travelers but I really liked my time there and city structure. It’s just a cute town you can see within a day.
How to get there?
I used a bus from Guadalajara and it took only about 2 hours more or less. As I already mentioned on my previous post, Mexico provides great bus systems for travelers, they are not terribly costly and provide reasonable routes.
I stayed at an AirBnB with an American man named Christopher, I was basically his second guest and he hadn’t been in the city for a long time but still offered me great tips exploring the city, like the best food place to eat and must go places to visit before I leave.
Ready to climb?
Guanajuato’s most beautiful zone is just on the top of city which means you’ve got to climb a little bit, but not as much as you need to worry about. I’m not a good climber and I was already worn out before even beginning the hike but I still made it. Mirador Pipila (Observatory, more or less) of Guanajuato gets you the best city views ever, I definitely recommend you to get there and see the beautiful scenes of Guanajuato.
What to do?
Satisfied with the view? I’m sure you are! Guanajuato has got a lot of good places to eat out and drink out. I discovered a few bars that I was really fond of. There’s a city called “Tequila” nearby and drinking that should be a must-do thing in my opinion. I’m not a strong drinker to be honest but it was definitely worthy. I got to meet up with Camilo, Colombian traveler exploring Mexico and we drunk a lot of tequilas. Damn I think I was so drunk haha.
It’s more than common to watch street performances in Mexico and that also belongs to your expectations when you go to Mexico, right? I can tell you that in Guanajuato you will find out a load of interesting and high-quality performances, it could be a funny doll show for children or traditional Mexican dancing. I enjoyed them so much and spent my whole evening on the street, well…not expectedly.
Museo de las Momias
As bizzarre as it sounds, there’s a museum called “Museo de las Momias” which displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery. I wasn’t extremely interested in it but my host Christopher told me how interesting it is so I decided to leave my footprints there.
Apparently a lot of people just come by with such big excitements and go back home with disappointments, well it was fun at the beginning however I don’t really think it’s a place you would definitely regret if you don’t visit. Just my opinion.
I stayed in the city for 2 days and I think that’s the most ideal duration for a good exploration. It could be a bit longer if you’d like to relax a bit and get to know more about Mexican culture.
How was your impression on Guanajuato? Did you like it? 😉
All the love,