Guanajuato

Human settlement in Guanajuato was possible thanks to the rich mineral deposits that were found in its steep lands. It was founded in 1570 and always had the support and generosity of the Nueva España government . This benefited the development of the city with the construction of many beautiful buildings like the Juarez Theater, the San Diego Temple, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato, the Templo de la Compañía, the Conde de Rul Mansion among others. Its streets and underground tunnels also make this city famous. In 1988 the UNESCO declared it a World Cultural Heritage Site because of its outstanding cultural wealth and importance. In 1550, the first mine in the state -the Rayas Mine- was discovered by Juan Rayas. But the Valenciana mine was the most important, producing one third of the silver that was exported to Europe by the Nueva España government and still operates today. The State of Guanajuato offers one of the richest, most interesting and accessible tourism and historical circuits in Mexico, drawn by the important role of its cities San Miguel de Alle ... Read more >>



In Chupicuaro, in the southeastern part of what today is the Guanajuato state, lived the first pre-Hispanic se ...
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The “place rich in frogs”, now Guanajuato owes its name to the Chichimeca community that worshiped frogs. The ...
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Contemporary Guanajuato has an interesting cultural billboard held throghout the year by offering the most ren...
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The manufacturing sector highlights in the states Gross Domestic Product : 26% of metals, machinery and equip ...
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The state borders to the north with Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí, to the east with Querétaro de Arteaga, to t ...
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The State of Guanajuato is known for the high quality of life it offers its citizens and investors with tradit ...
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Lic. Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez, Constitutional Governor of the State of Guanajuato, was born in León, Guanajua ...
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Guanajuato is one of the smallest states in Mexico, and also one of the most densely populated with 4’893,812 ...
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