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The Timeless Highlights of Guanajuato

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Guanajuato, sitting to the northwest of Mexico City, is one of Mexico’s richest states when it comes to historic sites. From colonial towns to archaeological sites, here are some of the places you’ll want to include on your trip to the heart of Mexico.
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Guanajuato, Mexico
If there are corners of the city of Guanajuato that remind you of Seville or Cordoba in Spain, there’s a good reason. The city dates from the 16th century, when it was established by the Spanish as a silver mining town. Today the wrought-iron...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
San Miguel is a winner. Even though the city has a population of only some 140,000, travelers from around the glove have fallen for its charms and voted it the world’s most beautiful city in countless surveys. What is the city’s secret? A unique...
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37800 Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico
The state of Guanajuato is dotted with pueblos mágicos, or magical towns, where life unfolds as it has for centuries along cobblestone streets and around shady squares. They all offer opportunities to experience a timeless Mexico. While Guanajuato...
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Canadá de La Virgen, Cañada de Alfaro, 37238 León, Gto., Mexico
The Olmecs, Toltecs, Maya, and Aztecs may be more familiar names from Mexico’s pre-Columbian civilizations, but they are just a few of many cultures that lived in the region. Among the oldest advanced cultures in central Mexico were the Otomi, and...
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Calle Principal, Atotonilco, 37700 Atotonilco, Gto., Mexico
When UNESCO decided to grant San Miguel de Allende its status as a World Heritage Site, they paired it with the nearby Sanctuary of Atotonilco. A short cab ride (about eight miles) from the center of San Miguel will bring you to this extraordinary...