We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

University of Guanajuato

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Calle Lascurain de Retana Centro 5, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 473 732 0006
Website
Today
06:30 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00
Description:

This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of...

This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of the city.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 705 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Love the Look!

Oh to be studying here! What a stunning building with a backdrop of brilliant blue sky. You can spy the turret type tops from the Plaza de Paz ...so it's easy to find. Gorgeous!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jenny L
Add Photo Write a Review

705 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 123: English reviews
Level Contributor
89 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh to be studying here! What a stunning building with a backdrop of brilliant blue sky. You can spy the turret type tops from the Plaza de Paz ...so it's easy to find. Gorgeous!

Helpful?
Thank Jenny L
Toluca, Mexico
Level Contributor
278 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This main University building is located down the street from the Diego Rivera house, and you'll end up walking past as you explore downtoen Guanajuato. The people watching is great, and of course it's a great spot for a selfie!

Helpful?
Thank johntpt
Jamaica
Level Contributor
292 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are lucky there will be an evening musical performance. We were able to enter the auditorium for a production.. an ensemble. The show was excellent and the acoustics were very good. The building interior looks old but I am told it was built in the 50's. Rather than climb the 150 or so stairs, there is an elevator... More 

Helpful?
Thank im44
Harlow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
216 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were not able to go in. Its a very interesting building which stands out. You can just about take a photo of it all from down the bottom of the steps. Signature Guanajuato!

Helpful?
Thank mikeazzo
Brantford, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Did not enter but just the sheer size of this University is amazing. The construction is breathtaking and to walk up the front steps would be a daily exercise in itself.

Helpful?
Thank Jane D
Wurzburg, Germany
Level Contributor
289 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This University goes back to its foundation on October 1, 1732 with the name Hospice of the Holy Trinity. On August 29, 1827 the constitutional government changed the name to the College of the Immaculate Conception. Programs founded around this time included Mining, Law, Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 1945 the college changed the name in University of Guanajuato. You... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ralfkrueger2211
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
283 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

It seemed only right to see the University of Guanajuato being that the city is such a university town. Because we were there over the New Year's holiday, we weren't able to enter the buildings, but the front facade of the main building with its impressive stairway makes for a nice photo opportunity.

Helpful?
Thank ReillyPas
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
429 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This magnificent building is worthy of a look due to the architecture alone. If you are feeling energetic, climb the stairs to the top, but the view is just as lovely from the lazy bottom.

Helpful?
Thank BudaBaB
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
450 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This stunning building definitely stand out among the rest, especially from the viewpoint on the ridge. I was unable to tour the grounds as school was in session but enjoyed viewing from the outside

Helpful?
Thank Rick H
BC
Level Contributor
158 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

During your visit to Guanajuato, be sure to have a look at this beautiful university building. The steps are often used for various purposes--we saw graduation photos being done and also a music performance. Be sure to get your photo on the steps.

Helpful?
Thank pumpermum

Travellers who viewed University of Guanajuato also viewed

 

Been to University of Guanajuato? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of University of Guanajuato and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from University of Guanajuato staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?