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University of Guanajuato

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Address: Calle Lascurain de Retana Centro 5, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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+52 473 732 0006
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00

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.

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One of the oldest in Latin America

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... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Wurzburg, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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377 reviews
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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 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
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.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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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

Thank Rick H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
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.

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Uvita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great picture opportunity. Its close to the center of the city with many other attractions around it we only spent about 15 minutes there and took some nice pictures.

Thank Steven G
Beverly Hills
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I don't know how relevant it would be to visit this site during other times but for the festival Cervantino is an excellent place to be because they have art galleries related to the Quijote theme, and their theatre shows excellent plays dealing with Cervantes works.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Its Guanjuatos university it's has amazing architecture and it has a lot of stairs great for taking pictures and experiencing amazing adventures

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Everytime I come to Guanajuato, I go all the way up and take beautiful pictures of the city, 86 steps to be exact. For the first time we decided to take a tour inside the university and it was pretty cool. If you have the chance go inside and take that tour, it is worth it.

1 Thank deborahtravels
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice building, right in the city centre so I would definitely go for a look. It seemed to be closed up when I went so I couldn't go inside. It's by no means the best thing to visit in the city but still worth a visit.

Thank MacDollar66

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