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University of Guanajuato

Calle Lascurain de Retana Centro 5, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 0006
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classic architecture

sort of Moorish? the university building dominates the center of town. Check out the art gallery... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Jeffrey C
Tacoma, Washington
Do not forget to climb the stairs!

Nice building and great view from the top. This old university main building has severa galleries... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Ignacio B
Guanajuato, Mexico
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This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of the city.
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

sort of Moorish? the university building dominates the center of town. Check out the art gallery towards the Templo de la Compania - sometimes nothing in there, sometimes the best exhibits in town. Worth wandering around the interior courtyards (if they're open). formerly a Jesuit...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Nice building and great view from the top. This old university main building has severa galleries and a museum. Take your time and enert it.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

The University of Guanajuato is so iconic, it even appears in a mexican bill. Its history and art style are what make this place so beautiful. Walking through Guanajuato streets is very nice, and it's even nicer when you face this giant building during your...More

Thank JuanRamirezC
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The building's exterior is breathtaking unfortunately the main doors at the end of the staircase where locked and no public entry was permitted.

Thank DaquiPalla
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Id like to spend some time in the main building but didn't. its impressive looking and a lot of activity nearby. the gift shop is really nice and good objects to purchase.

Thank tomjet3
Reviewed 3 August 2017

A stunning building, taking up the whole block. A fun little bookstore/gift shop. Students, naturally, all around, which is an interesting category of people-watching of its own. Directly across the street is one of the few places in town to get postcards, and they are...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The history of this complex of buildings makes it a must see when you visit downtown Guanajuato. The view is quite impressive from the top of the stairs in front of the newer portion.

Thank mail4cindyr
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a Beautiful building but the steps are dirty. Great place to take family pictures. It is near Diego Rivera house and Museum.

Thank mcorno
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We were here to the Guanajuato International Film Festival, this was one is the venues. When you visit Guanajuato, this building is a must. The view from above towards "El Pípila" is great.

Thank Arnoldo84
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A must to visit , the building itself and the surroundings are beautiful And interesting , safe place to walk around and reach " teatro Juarez" A lot of good vibe and teenage environment they would love it !

Thank Sergio U
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21 July 2015|
Response from Alejandro R | Reviewed this property |
It's a wonderful place to visit and study. The steps are part of the fun. Time to get into shape. Try the Pipila.