Excursions in Guanajuato
During this tour, you can know the places that are part of the route followed by the insurgent army at the outbreak during the MexicoÂ´s Independence. In this tour will visit the HidalgoÂ´s museum, The our sorrows ladyÂ´s Parish, where early on september 15, 1810 begins the independence movement, the Jesús de Nazareno´s temple in the Atotonilco Village (a beautiful sanctuary where Hidalgo took the Guadalupe virginÂ´s banner as the first flag of the Insurgent army. In San Miguel de Allende, we will visit St. Michael´s parish of neo-gothic Style. During the tour you can taste the exotic flavors ice creams and know the tipical ceramics in Dolores Hidalgo.
Discover the beautiful city of Guanajuato with this marvellous guided tour and learn all about its main attractions. Famed for its old-style colonial architecture, Guanajuato is bound to capture your imagination with its charming cobblestone streets and fascinating legends of olden times.
The first stop will be the Museum of the Mummies. This grisly museum contains around 100 mummified corpses of some of the victims of the cholera outbreak of 1833, disinterred between 1865 and 1933 when their relatives could not pay the burial tax.
Then we will climb up into the hills above the city, heading for the Monument to Pipila, where you will enjoy breathtaking views over Guanajuato, before driving through the tunnels of the old residential area where we will visit a mine in the district of Valenciana.
Next stop is the impressive Church of San Cayetano, dating from Spanish colonial times, built in the Churrigueresque style and containing beautifully gilded altar pieces. We'll then pay a visit to the Dungeons of the Holy Inquisition where several artefacts and instruments of torture from this dark period of history are on show.
Finally we will visit a local market where you can try some of the region's typical cakes and pastries.
This guided tour takes approximately four hours; you will be picked up from your hotel at around 10:15h, returning at 14:00 and includes transfers, bilingual guide and admission to all museums. We suggest you bring comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses and a cap, sun block and extra cash in case you want to purchase souvenirs or food.
Travel the Independence Route on this interesting tour of three towns in the state of Guanajuato that changed the history of Mexico: Dolores Hidalgo, Atotonilco and San Miguel de Allende.
First weÂ´ll visit the picturesque town of Dolores Hidalgo, cradle of Mexican Independence where you can see the home of Friar Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, one of the nations founding fathers, as well as the parish church where he declared independence on September 16th, 1810.
Next stop is the Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno de Atotonilco, a 17th Century baroque style church. WeÂ´ll admire excellent murals painted by Antonio Martinez de Pocasangre, as well as a fine collection of religious sculptures. This shrine is also of historic importance because it was here that Hidalgo decided that the flag of the Virgin of Guadalupe would become the standard for the insurgent army.
San Miguel de Allende was founded in 1542 but is famous today for being the birthplace of one of the leaders of the war against Spain, General Ignacio Allende. After stopping for a splendid panoramic view of the town, weÂ´ll visit Allendes historic home and the old headquarters of the Queens Army. Finally, weÂ´ll stop at the Plaza Mayor and visit one of the most photographed churches in all of Mexico, the Parish of San Miguel Archangel.
This guided tour takes approximately 8 ½ hours and includes hotel pick up and drop off and transfer. Please note that admission to some museums is not included. We suggest you bring comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses and a cap, sun block and extra cash in case you want to purchase souvenirs or food.
Discover and explore the historical centre of the magnificent city of Guanjuato in this four hour walking tour and learn all about the fascinating history, culture and legends of this old colonial town.
The historic town centre of Guanajuato was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988 and you'll see why as we stroll around narrow lanes, cobbled alleyways and underground streets. The area is packed with unique baroque and neo-classical architecture, with dozens of buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th Century.
Some of the buildings we will see include the neo-classical Juarez Theatre, generally considered to be one of the most beautiful theatres in the country, the Convent of San Pedro de Alcantara, the Basilica of Guanajuato dating from the 17th Century, the University, the Old City Hall and the massive Alhondiga de Granaditas, an old grain store that was the site of the first battle of the Mexican War of Independence. We will also visit the Callejon del Beso (the Alley of the Kiss) where it is said that if lovers kiss on the third step, they are guaranteed seven years happiness together.
This guided tour takes approximately 4 hours and includes hotel pick up and drop off and transfer. Please note that admission to the Juarez Theatre and Alhondiga de Granaditas is not included. We suggest you bring comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses and a cap, sun block and extra cash in case you want to purchase souvenirs or food.
"In this Tour you can visit one of the 2 cities "World Heritage" in Guanajuato State, Guanajuato city is considerate the more beautiful Colonial City in México. Places to visit: The Mummies Museum The Pípila Monumnet, where is the best panoramic view A Tour through the tunnels and residential area Its a tour to see the panoramic roads In the ValencinaÂ´s area, you can visit the San Cayetano Temple, a Churrigueresque style church, where you can see religious art from the viceroyalty, such as the beautiful gold plated altarpieces. The Holy Inquisition Museum, which houses a collection of different artifacts and torture machines from that dark period in the history of Catholicism. during the tour you can taste the regions typical candies."
At 2579 above sea level, on top of Mount Cubilete, sits its this beautiful and historically significant sanctuary to Cristo Rey.
The monument, in addition to being situated in the dead centre of the country is also one of the most historically important religious shrines in Mexico. It was originally the site of a smaller monument but this was destroyed during the so-called Cristero War in the latter stages of the Mexican Revolution.
The current building and base for the gigantic statue was built in the art deco style by Nicolas Mariscal in 1944. This can be appreciated in the base and reliefs as well as in the choice of materials used in its construction. Christ is portrayed with open arms, seemingly pouring his blessings over the whole country, while two angels kneel at his sides, one holding the crown of thorns, the other a royal crown. You will also be able to admire splendid views of the Guanajuato valley from the base of the monument.
Due to the rocky nature of the terrain we strongly recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. This guided tour takes approximately four hours and includes hotel pick up and drop off, transfer and admission to the monument. We suggest you bring comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses and a cap, sun block and extra cash in case you want to purchase souvenirs or food.
In this tour we will visit the historical centre of the one of the most 2 cities "World Heritage" in the GuanajuatoÂ´s State. During the tour, you can know: Juarez Theatre, San PedroÂ´s ex-convent, Guanajuato´s University, the peace monument, former GobermentÂ´s palace, the kiss Alley, San Roque plaza and the AlhondigaÂ´s Museum.