Part of the charm of Guanajuato is its unique layout. Built in a valley, its neighborhoods climb the sides of hills and a twisting maze of streets means there are surprises around every corner. The Plaza de la Paz is homep to the city’s yellow Basilica, which is especially beautiful at sunset when it glows in the warm light at dusk. There are also a number of sidewalk cafes open all day and into the evening. The Jardin de la Union is also home to many cafes, including a restaurant that is often rated as the best in the city, the Casa Valadez. The Teatro Juarez and the Iglesia de San Diego
, a 17th-century Baroque church, sit on one side of the Jardin. Just a few minutes from the Jardin, the Plaza del Baratillo is home to a late-19th-century fountain that is one of the city’s icons. Vendors set up shop in the square every day, while Xocola-t Boutique sells unique Mexican chocolates (with flavors like chipotle and tamarind) and Los Campos serves Mexican-style tapas.