Guanajuato Tours & Activities

The tunnels under the old residential areaGuanajuato City Tour
Explore the charming city of Guanajuato on a marvelous guided tour of the most interesting attractions. On this tour, you'll first visit the Museum of the Mummies, home to 150 years of history.

The tour takes you to see the scenic view from the lookout posts on the state highways over the hills, from where you can see the Monument of the Pipila, an Indian hero, as well as the most splendid view of the city.

You'll ride through the tunnels of the old residential area and visit an old mine in the neighborhood of Valenciana. You can go down the mine and see the minerals that are extracted there and the tools used to do so.

The tour then takes you to the San Cayetano Temple, a Churrigueresque style church, where you can see religious art from the viceroyalty, such as the beautiful gold plated altarpieces.

Next you'll make another stop at the dungeons of the Holy Inquisition Museum, which houses a collection of different artifacts and torture machines from that dark period in the history of Catholicism.

To complete the experience, you are taken to a market to sample the region’s typical candy.

The Cristo Rey MonumentMount Cubilete and Cristo Rey Monument
At 8,461.29 ft. above sea level, the top of Mount Cubilete is home to this phenomenal religious sanctuary. It is one of Mexico's most important religious centers, located in the centermost geographic point of the country.

The current building is the foundation for this gigantic statue built by Nicolas Mariscal in 1944. The whole building and the statue itself were designed in an Art Deco style which can be appreciated in the base, the reliefs, as well as in the choice of materials used in the construction. Christ is portrayed with open arms, casting his majesty over the whole country, while the two angels at his feet are offering him a thorny crown and a royal crown.

There is a splendid view of the center of Guanajuato from the entrance.

Bicentenary Route
Travel the Independence Route on this interesting tour of the towns that changed the history of Mexico: Dolores Hidalgo, Atotonilco and San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato.

Visit the picturesque town of Dolores Hidalgo, the hub of Mexican Independence and see the historic home of Friar Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the nation’s forefather, as well as the parish church where he declared the independence on September 16th, 1810.

Santuario de Jesus Nazareno de Atotonilco is a 17th century baroque style church located just under 10 miles from San Miguel de Allende.  This shrine is also a historic landmark because it is the site where Hidalgo decided that the flag of the Virgin of Guadalupe would become the standard for the insurgent army.

San Miguel de Allende was founded in 1542 by a Franciscan monk called Juan de San Miguel. The town gained its importance during the War of Independence because it was the birthplace of one of the leaders of the war against Spain, General Ignacio Allende. On this tour, you will stop at the lookout point for a splendid panoramic view of the town and visit Ignacio Allende’s historic home and the old headquarters of the Queen’s Army. Finally, you will tour the main square and visit one of the most photographed churches in all of Mexico, the Parish of San Miguel Archangel, an icon of Gothic Revival architecture.

Explore de beautiful Basilica of GuanajuatoA Walk Around Guanajuato
Throughout the four hours that this fascinating tour lasts, you can admire and explore on foot, the historic center of the magnificent city of Guanajuato, a place full of history, culture and legends from the colonial Mexico. The historic center of Guanajuato was declared by UNESCO in 1988 as a "World Heritage Site".

Stroll around the cobblestone streets, alleyways, and “underground streets”; also admire the splendid Baroque and Neoclassical architecture of dozens of buildings built from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Some of the most beautiful examples are the Juarez Theater, the Convent of San Pedro de Alcantara, the Basilica of Guanajuato, the university, as well as the old city hall.

Are a tradition that must be experiencedGuanajuato Nightlife and Callejoneadas
When visiting Guanajuato you have to attend one of the classic Callejoneadas, which are tours through the picturesque streets and alleyways of the city. On these witty tours you'll be accompanied by musical groups called Estudiantinas, who liven up the nights with their youthful charm.

During this tour you will discover the beautiful city and listen to entertaining versions of classic Mexican songs and some original songs as well, sung by groups of youngsters who gather in the city streets. With string instruments, accordions, simple percussion instruments, old fashioned clothing and unique vocal arrangements, the Estudiantinas offer much more than just a tour around the city streets. They really do put on a beautiful show and you are sure to have a fun, unique evening!  |  Copyright 2009 - 2013  |  Contact Us