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Guanajuato Tours and Transportation

As the capital of the state, Guanajuato, is a city of astonishing charisma.

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As the capital of the state, Guanajuato, with an altitude of 6,500 ft, is a city of astonishing charisma. The historical and scenic city is overflowing with delightful little plazas, streets lined with stairs and houses of pastel-colored facades and balconies trimmed with iron work and flower-filled window boxes.

The town is a maze of cobblestone streets and alleys that wind around steep hillsides upon a small ravine, opening into vistas of beautiful churches and small plazas.

Most of these passageways are largely pedestrians only, since modern traffic circumvents the narrow streets underground by way of its subterranean main street. The street follows the original course of the Guanajuato River, running beneath the city for almost 3 kilometers.

The city of Guanajuato owes its foundation to the rich silver mines that were discovered by the Spanish from 1548 onwards. In 1741, the city was given the title of  "The Most Noble and Loyal City of Santa Fe y Real de Minas de Guanajuato" and subsequently went on to become the richest city in Mexico, in the 16th century. The mining splendor of this period is reflected in the city's magnificent religious and civil architecture.

Since 1988, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Guanajuato has no traffic lights or neon signs, creating an extremely enjoyable place to walk, peaceful, yet with plenty of life in the streets, and plenty to see.

Links for more information on Guanajuato:

www.ruelsa.com/gto/gto/gto.htm
www.mexconnect.com/MEX/mxc/gto.html

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Enjoy your visit to historic Guanajuato. For more information on our Guanajuato Tour contact:

Julian Cartas
GoSanMiguel.com
Apdo. 461
San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
C.P. 37700

Phone: (415) 152-0079
Fax: (415) 152-2730
j_cartas@yahoo.com

From USA dial: 011-52-415-152-0079