Estado de Guanajuato Travel Guide

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San Miguel de Allende

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Guanajuato

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Ciudad de Dolores Hidalgo

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León

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Celaya

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Pozos

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Acámbaro

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Irapuato

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Salvatierra

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Salamanca

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Atotonilco

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Santa Rosa

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Pénjamo

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San Miguel de Allende

Guanajuato

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Ciudad de Dolores Hidalgo

  • Huarache Sandals

    Ciudad de Dolores Hidalgo Shopping

    Jesús Gomez has been making huarache sandals for 55 years, since he was a boy. He has about 40 original designs, which are just in his head—no patterns, no written instructions—and he can make any of them from memory. His sandals are entirely handmade. He cuts thin strips of leather and bevels each edge, draws around a wooden last to make an...

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  • Sandals

    Ciudad de Dolores Hidalgo Local Customs

    Jesús Gomez has been making huarache sandals for 55 years, since he was a boy. He has about 40 original designs, which are just in his head—no patterns, no written instructions—and he can make any of them from memory. His sandals are entirely handmade. He cuts thin strips of leather and bevels each edge, draws around a wooden last to make an...

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  • Talavera Pottery

    Ciudad de Dolores Hidalgo Shopping

    Both of the shops on this street have a huge selection of Talavera pottery, in almost any color or type--tile, dishware, jugs, figurines, etc. Dolores Hidalgo is known for Talavera pottery, so it makes the perfect souvenir to take home.

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León

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Celaya

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  • AntRO nd ClubS

    Celaya Nightlife

    Ook thiz Club is fantaztic!!they serve you at the time you want tois a very small but exclusive placeand if you really want to have fun and dancethis is the best place ever!Anyways if you want to go you have to go well dressinlike you know not formal but casual but so good casual because if you go like whatever they wont let you in!!!TiPz:1. dont...

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  • Casa Inn Celaya

    Celaya Hotels

    BLVD ALM 1507 PTE ADOLFO LOPEZ, Celaya, ME 38060

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • dOwn tOwN nD thE CajEta

    Celaya Things to Do

    OmG! im from celaya... but i have a long time that im not there because my dad sent me to USA to learn english... but well im gonna be there in a while!I totally recommend you to go the saturday at night to the Down Town DAMIT! there is music, shoppin, people, lot of good places to go to dance or even eat!and please dont stop!!!Try our CAJETA thats...

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Pozos

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  • Tour the Mines on Horseback

    Pozos Things to Do

    There were over 300 mines in Pozos in 1900 and most of the ruins still exist, mostly southeast of town at Santa Brigitta or in the western hills. These are both perfect for hikes but are truly spectacular on horseback.Horseback tours can be arranged through the Posada de las Minas Hotel, Casa Mexicana or Casa Montana on 2-3 days notice. All of...

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  • How do I get to Pozos?

    Pozos Transportation

    Pozos is only 45 minutes from San Miguel, Queretaro, and Dolores Hidalgo and only 1.5 hours. From San Luis Potosi but unless you want a pretty expensive taxi ride, $30USD+, each way, you really need to drive. Hopefully this will change in that local San Miguel-Los Rodriguez buses now get to 15-20 minutes away and if Mexican authorities can be...

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  • A home

    Pozos Things to Do

    Driving around, we saw the usual brick or cement homes, so it was strange to see a home behind a brick wall, with this type of roof. Normally these roofs would be good in places that receive a lot of snow.

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Acámbaro

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  • best place for dessert

    Acámbaro Restaurants

    Their specialty is dessert, but you can also find very good hamburgers and sandwiches (tortas). Good place to hang out and drink ponche the traditional christmas drink in Mexico. Tortas, ponche, and milkshake.

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  • Have you ever climbed 1000+ stairs?

    Acámbaro Local Customs

    Forget the stairs.. going up the hill to get to the stairs is enough. Acambaro is a city that has mountains everywhere.. much like most of the Bajio. But this particular mountainside is the one to check out. If you look soutwest of the city on the Loma you will be able to spot what i am talking about. Hundreds and Hundreds of steps leading to a...

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  • You want to be there for the 4th of July

    Acámbaro Things to Do

    Trust me... you want to be there for the 4th of July. It is Independence Day in the USA but in Mexico it is much more than that. It is a celebration for the Virgin Mary. Things that are included are street fairs, vendors, food, food, food. Food that smells so wonderful that you just want to try everything. At night time there are fireworks but not...

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Irapuato

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  • Churches en el Centro

    Irapuato Things to Do

    Take a walk around downtown and visit several interesting and very different churches. While not as breathtaking as the architecture found in Guanajuato or Zacatecas, the center of Irapuato is still (from a foreigner's standpoint) worth a visit if you're in town. Recent efforts at rescuing the center have focused on clearing eyesore buildings and...

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  • Cheap and cheerful

    Irapuato Restaurants

    This is a great place to eat a hearty breakfast of quesadillas - something I'd never done before moving to Irapuato. It's casual, located next to the main road heading north out of town and featuring little more than plastic tables under a large tarp -- but the food is the real thing. Many choices of how to load your quesadilla, and you have the...

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  • Muralismo: one fine example

    Irapuato Things to Do

    Enter the Presidencia and walk straight ahead to the stairwell. Decorating the walls and ceiling of the stairwell is a fine example of recent (1953) Mexican muralism. As most of the City Halls and Municipal Palaces feature this style of decorative program, it is worth noting that what stands out here is the quality of the execution. The artist,...

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Salvatierra

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    by Ismael777 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    You may walk at the river Lerma and catch some fishes, or just relax with it's fresh enviroment, there's a place called El Sabinal, it's a small park near the river, good for taking a rest and eat at the river shadows. You can go to the "Salto", to "Loma de toro", "El Paraiso", etc. River Places.

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Salamanca

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    by jmbredeck Updated Mar 12, 2005

    Visit the Agustinian ex-convento and marvel at the ultra-baroque retablos inside - probably the best collection of retablos in this style I've ever seen, and often overlooked by folks visiting better know, but less impressive sights in the state of Gto.
    This is one of those places that photos have a very difficult time doing justice to, and the fact that there are virtually no phiotos or postcards available (not to mention books) the impression upon entering is made that much more powerful.

    From the Web: Templo de San Agustín: construcción considerada joya arquitectónica de Salamanca, en su interior se encuentran unos retablos de estilo barroco, su púlpito es de origen oriental con incrustaciones de marfil y tiene un órgano monumental. Majestuosa y añeja construcción situada a escasos metros del río Lerma y antecedida por la plazoleta de Hidalgo, que anteriormente era el atrio. La construcción se inició en 1642, concluyendo a finales de 1706. El interior es verdaderamente impresionante, cuenta con once retablos churriguerescos, terminados en finas láminas de oro, de los cuales resaltan los dedicados a Santa Ana y San José; este último mide aproximadamente 15 metros de alto y 10 de ancho, que entre otros detalles ostenta 30 diferentes rostros.

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Atotonilco

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  • Pilgrimage Items

    Atotonilco Shopping

    Itinerant Vendors hawk a variety of items for penitants who come to Atotonilco. Some of the items reflect a high degree of skill. Silver charms. Many penitants seek a cure for their afflictions and suffering. Often they are cured. Penitants will express their appreciation by leaving small cast silver items shaped like a hand or a foot that are...

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  • Market Day

    Atotonilco Things to Do

    Sunday is the market day of Atotonilco, and what is typically a dusty isolated spooky hamlet becomes awash with pilgrims and merchants. Visit Atotonilco twice. Once empty and once full. And if you need to purchase a rosary, this is the place! I even found some Pope John Paul II hankerchiefs. Now is that cool or what?

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  • Jesus de Nazareth's Church

    Atotonilco Things to Do

    Visit the church is almost the only thing you can do threre. Inside the church you can appreciate the main nave and all the walls are decorated with murals that represent innumerable religious passages and personalities, all without much space nor order between one and the other.

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Pénjamo

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    by sorbjan Written Dec 28, 2007

    Just within the last few years, indigenous ruins were found in a small town near Penjamo. It is worth visiting if you can get there. It is in a quaint little town, where the local people know that any outsider has come to see the "pyramids". Follow the main, rock road all the way up to the top of the town (it is the only road in town that is not dirt). Parking is up the steep, rock hillside next to the museum. You enter the museum at the bottom of the hill. There was an entrance fee, but it wasn't much (less than $5USD, but they would only let me pay with pesos, no dollars or cards). A guide will bring you through the museum, explaining the artefacts found in the ruins that are on display, then you are free to make the trek even further up the hill to see the pyramids themselves. Some local children will probable offer to accompany you and tell you about the ruins. The hike is short, but very steep. Once you get there, don't miss the entrance to the left, where you can actually go up into the ruins and see the ancient building up close. There is also a great view of the valley from up there. There was an area to buy food or crafts as you come back down, but everything was closed when we went (later in the afternoon on a Friday).

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