About Guanajuato

MuralClasses are held in the lovely city of Guanajuato. It has a pleasant climate and little air pollution. Situated in the silver-mining highlands of central Mexico, Guanajuato best exemplifies the cultural values of Mexico and the architectural splendor of the Spanish colonial period. You will discover the true values of Mexico as you stroll the narrow, cobbled, pedestrian-only streets that open onto charming, fountain-filled plazas where the friendly people congregate until late every night. With its numerous hilly, cobblestone streets walking is at times difficult. We recommend that everyone bring practical walking shoes. In addition to the charm and hospitality of its people, Guanajuato is known for its climate, scenery, mummies, subterranean roads, and Cervantes festival. A working knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but not necessary, in dealing with Guanajuato's friendly people.

In June and July, days are warm and comfortable and nights cool. Normally it rains each afternoon.

Guanajuato Websites

  • Mexico Connect
    This site provides a general tour of the city ’s historical attractions dating back to 1786. An annual and elementary part of the Guanajuato, the International Cervantino Festival held in honor of Miguel de Cervantes is described in detail, providing a general understanding’s of the origins of the once small town’s essence.
  • Universidad de Guanajuato (English version)
    This site is Universidad de Guanajuato’s main site with links to all the academic departments, calendar, and general directories. Also available in Spanish.
  • Aboutguanajuato.com
    This site provides general statistical data on the city of Guanajuato such as population, altitude, and the city’s origins as a major mining center in Mexico. Extensive links are provided to related sites that give general accommodation info, maps of the city, museum locations, and the typical style of dress throughout the city.