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The Mexican city of Guanajuato is the capital of the state of Guanajuato. The name "Guanajuato" comes from the Tarascan word, "Quanax-juato", which means "place of frogs". It is located 370 km (230 miles) northwest Guanajuato Mexicoof Mexico City. Guanajuato is a beautiful mountain town located in one of the richest silver mining areas of Mexico, and is well known for its wealth of fine colonial era Spanish architecture. The city was originally built over a river, which flowed through tunnels underneath the city. However, after years of raising buildings to accommodate repeated flooding, in the mid-twentieth century, engineers built a dam and redirected the river into underground caverns. The tunnels were lit and paved with cobblestones for automobile traffic, and this underground road network carries the majority of cars driving through the city today. It is one of the most noticeable features of the city. The historic town and adjacent mines were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 and it is also home to Diego Rivera; a world famous Mexican painter...
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Guanajuato Attractions

Guanajuato, historically and culturally, is one of the most important cities in Mexico. Here you will find the Diego Rivera House and Museum; birthplace of the famous muralist Diego Rivera and home to works and portraits. Visit the Basilica de Nuestra Senora; 17th century baroque church that dominates the center of the city....
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Guanajuato International Cervantino Festival
Guanajuato is the home of the International Cervantino Festival; an international festival of the arts named after Miguel de Cervantes. During two weeks in the fall, thousands of artists from over thirty countries come to perform. The city transforms into a giant street party with many notable artists performing, as well as many unknowns....
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Guanajuato Food
Guanajuato is one of the best places in all of Mexico for a gastronomical tour Throughout the whole city, viditors can find an exquisite variety of dishes. Guanajuato is famous for their traditional dishes such as lentils tamales and enchiladas...
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Guanajuato has several lodging options to choose from cozy, quaint, historic inns, bed and breakfasts in the colonial city center, to more modern budget motels along the city's rim, there are also some high end hotels. Guanajuato has a room to suit almost any taste and budget....
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