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Guanajuato, Mexico

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Located in Mexico’s central region, Guanajuato lies south of Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, west of Queretaro, north of Michoacan and east of Jalisco.

This state has a temperate climate and geography that consists of mountains, sierras and nature reserves. During your stay, you can visit the city of Guanajuato, the state capital, which was declared a World Heritage Site due to its beautiful colonial architecture and its lively culture. The best way to check out the city is on foot along the narrow cobblestone streets, which lead to plazas and small squares, where locals just might tell you a story or two about the city’s many legends. One of Guanajuato’s main tourist attractions and a must-see for first-time visitors is the Mummy Museum. Also important is the International Cervantes Festival, a festive cultural event that takes place in October. Nearby, you can visit the town of Dolores Hidalgo, famous for its ceramics, and the magical town of San Miguel de Allende, where you’ll find a serene atmosphere that has inspired many writers and artists. It’s also a popular retirement community. In the city of Leon you’ll find various leather goods including shoes and jackets.

In the surrounding areas, you can visit the famous Cerro del Cubilete, where you’ll find the mystical Santuario de Cristo Rey, which has a large Christ statue at the top of the hill. You can also visit nature areas, such as Valle de Santiago and Sierra de Lobos, the ideal spots for camping, rappelling and observing diverse flora and fauna

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