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Beyond the classroom

Whether you enjoy museums, historic landmarks, world-renown cultural festivals or the great outdoors, Guanajuato and CONOCE offers visitors numerous opportunities to pursue knowledge through direct experience. With something for everyone, accessible venues and close proximity to natural beauty, going beyond the classroom is made easy. 

Choose your adventure

Explore what Guanajuato has to offer

What to See

Often described as a museum itself, the city of Guanajuato is one of Mexico's most important cultural destinations. Below are a few of the many places worth a look in the historic center.

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Where to Go

Beyond its historic center, the city and state of Guanajuato have more to see. Landmarks, colonial cities and natural beauty are among the many possibilities. 

Outside the city center:

  • Museo de las Momias

  • Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

  • Presa de la Olla

  • Templo de San Cayetano / Mina de la Valenciana

  • Cerro de La Bufa 

Further afield


Regardless of the time of year, Guanajuato is always celebrating something. Here's just a sample of the local holidays, sporting events and cultural festivals in the city.

  • Rally México (Mar.) - this heart-pumping race runs on the dirt roads that surround Leon, Silao and Guanajuato. Considered one of the top 5 events of the World Rally Championship.

  • Festival Medieval Guanajuato (Apr.) - sword fights, archery contests and traditional dances are just a few things that will take you back centuries during this elaborate festival. 

  • Fiesta de la Apertura de la Presa de la Olla (Jul.) - the yearly opening of the floodgates of Guanajuato's 18th century dam is reason enough for a fiesta.

  • Día de la Cueva (31 Jul.) - in a mountain cave above Guanajuato, locals come to celebrate the founder of the Society of Jesus, Saint Ignacio de Loyola. 

  • Toma de la Alhóndiga de Granaditas (28 Sep.) - it all started here in 1810 with the storming of the Alhóndiga, Mexico's first major victory in its war for independence. 

  • Festival Internacional Cervantino (FIC) (Oct.) - the most important artistic and cultural festival of its kind in Mexico and Latin America, the three-week event includes opera, dance, music, theater, literature and more. 

  • Día de Muertos (2 Nov.) - the Mexican tradition of honoring the dead comes alive in Guanajuato with delicious treats, colorful altars and elaborate parades throughout the city.

Contact Us


Positos 46A, Zona Centro

Guanajuato, Gto. Mexico 36000

Tel: +1 561 235 4023

WhatsApp: +1 561 235 4023

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