Guanajuato has some lovely plaza and green spaces. Like all good Latin American towns, it’s filled with beautiful churches and cathedrals, temples and chapels. The Basilica of Guanajuato is located on the Plaza de La Paz and is incredibly beautiful.
Just around the corner to the west of the Plaza de La Paz are shops, small piazzas, cafes and the Centro area of the city.
And if you head east of the Basilica, you will wind through a pedestrian area filled with theaters, galleries, shops and more plazas. The city has an artistic history, and Diego Rivera, the famed painter, was born here. You can visit his family home which is now a museum.
The Juarez Theater is stunning from the outside. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be inside.
Just a few blocks further east I stumble upon the Cervantes Theater. Miguel de Cervantes’ famous Don Quixote was performed as a series of plays by the students of the University of Guanajuato in the early 1970s which led to the founding of an international festival, The Festival Internacional Cervantino.
And in front are statues of Don Quixote and his loyal friend, Sancho Panza.
Guanajuato has been every bit as wonderful as my friends have said. I’d love to come back someday.