Museums and Landmarks of Guanajuato (5 Hours-Private)
Guanajuato is a city considered by many to be one of Mexico’s most beautiful places. Not only because of the role it played in Mexico’s fight for Independence, but also the many cultural events happening year round in this vibrant city. Guanajuato’s rich architecture and diverse performing arts scene makes it one of Mexico’s top destinations to visit.
You will begin by visiting the Iconographic Museum of “Don Quixote”, which houses the most complete homage to writer Cervantes character Don Quixote de La Mancha. Here you will find a collection from renowned artists and their rendition of Don Quixote as well as other art. Don’t miss at the top of the Museum, Rafael Coronel’s rendition’s known as the “Mexican Guernica”
From here we walk to the Impressive Teatro Juárez one of the most architecturally stunning buildings in Guanajuato. Since 1972 this theatre has been the focal point of the world renowned Cervantes international Festival. After seeing this incredible building the next stop is at the “Museo del Pueblo” or Museum of the town where you will see an important collection of contemporary as well as representative Mexican art from the 19th and 20th century.
Our last stop is the Museum Regional de Guanajuato known as the Alhóndiga de Granaditas
This impressive building which is an excellent representation of Neoclassicism, was originally built for the storage of grain during 1789 and 1809, however became the epicenter for the first confrontation for Mexico’s fight for Independence movement that took place Sept 28th 1810.