Introducing Guanajuato in 30 Distinct Images

Colorful flowerpots on a balcony in Guanajuato

Already well-known on the tourist trail, Guanajuato is in fact one of Mexico’s most popular destinations for travelers seeking an alternative to the bloated resort towns on the coast. With stunning churches and colorful buildings, this city is a haven of cultural treasures with plenty of must-sees and things to do.

While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with hitting all the major points of interest, the real allure of Guanajuato can only wholly be felt outside on the streets – along narrow cobblestone alleyways, in the midst of a bustling food market, in calm little green spaces. It’s here in the ordinary places of the city where one can truly appreciate the details: balconies bursting with ceramic flower pots, vibrant displays of street art, grand arching doorways, and little corners of the city where you can sit for a while and simply watch the world go by. 


To really get a feel for Guanajuato, Wander through the local markets...

Street vendor in Guanajuato

... And discover beautiful doorways and hidden cafes in the side streets.

You'll find grand views like this one...

View of Guanajuato from El Pipila

... and humbly sweet views like this one.

Balcony with flowerpots

There are bell towers that appear seemingly out of nowhere...

Red church tower

... And plenty of peaceful places to relax and reflect.

Bench in Guanajuato

In Guanajuato, you'll find squares marked with striking cathedrals...

Iglesia de San Diego Guanajuato

... and an endless maze of narrow streets and colorful alleys.

You will definitely come across reminders of Mexico's obsession with death...

Couple street art

... and plenty of charming old buildings.

Skinny trees in Guanajuato

bold and bright street art can be found almost everywhere...

Heart street art

... as well as vivid displays of Mexican culture.

Colorful Guanajuato street

The winding roads reveal the city's extensive collection of old Volkswagen Beetles...

Old Volkswagen Beetle in Guanajuato

... and nice places to go for a leisurely walk.

Guanajuato is alive with legends and traditions...

Callejon del Beso sign in Guanajuato

... and religion, also.

You can rest tired feet in a secluded little spot...

Blue bench

... or enjoy a deliciously sweet cafe de olla on a Venetian-style bridge. 

Santo Cafe in Guanajuato

If you simply wander the streets long enough...

Colorful building in Guanajuato

... and take in the colors,

Basilica in Guanajuato

... the architecture,

... the culture,

Skull street art 

... and the city life,

Fountain in a square in Guanajuato

... there's no way that Guanajuato won't leave an impression on you.

Guanajuato

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While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with hitting all the major points of interest, the real allure of Guanajuato can wholly be felt outside on the streets – along narrow cobblestone alleyways, in the midst of a bustling food market, in calm little green spaces. It’s here in the ordinary places of the city where one can truly appreciate the details.