What to do in Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende
Guanajuato is a university town with a world-famous yearly cultural festival that takes over the entire city. San Miguel de Allende is an international artists’ enclave and budding gastronomical center. Both are UNESCO world heritage sites that played key roles in Mexico’s War of Independence. Charming towns with brightly colored buildings and cobblestoned streets, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende are must-see stops in Mexico’s colonial heartland.

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Los Colores

One of my favorite parts about Guanajuato, Mexico was exploring the colorful cobblestone alleys and stumbling upon tiny cafes and incredible viewpoints. A guide told me that the government sponsored a program to help beautify the city with bright buckets of paint.

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by Serena Renner
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