Guanjuato with its brightly coloured houses and striking architecture is truly a Mexican fairytale city. Before we lost ourselves to this beautiful city, here are some of the places we visited.
1) Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
While this Museum might not be everyone's cup of tea, it definitely was ours! Inside, you will find mummies! ... real people whose bodies are preserved. We're not big fans of guided tours, however, they'll force a guide (Spanish speaking) on you when you're here.
For the best view of Guanajuato, take a funicular and head up to the El Pipila statue ... unless you're feeling adventurous of course and wanna walk up. From the main viewing platform, you'll get to see a breathaking panoramic view of the entire city.
Another popular place to check out is Callejon del Beso or Alley of the Kiss - a narrow winding alley with balconies on either side. People gather here to kiss their beloved. However, we just took pictures of each other and left the others to do the kissing. It was a pretty spot, though super crowded.
Guanajuato also has a very traditional market called Mercado Hidalgo spanning over two floors. Inside, you'll find everything from freshly cooked food to clothing, local artisanal products and more . We didn't buy anything from there in particular although it was certainly a treat for our eyes.
Oh we would have loved to go inside it! To out bad luck, it was closed ... on both days. If it looked this beautiful on the outside, we can only imagine how it would have looked on the inside.
Guanjajuato has some pretty awesome churches. We checked out this one in Plaza de La Paz (the main square) that was built in the 17th century. The interior was as beautiful as its facade.