Guanajuato

If you want to study Spanish in Mexico, Guanajuato is the ideal place to do it.
For more than 200 years, Guanajuato was one of the world's richest cities, producing 20% of the world's silver in its heyday. Guanajuato today is a colonial jewel, with lovely stone buildings and cathedrals, broad plazas and well-manicured gardens, and narrow alleyways lined with flower-draped, wrought-iron balconies.
Many of its cobblestone streets are free of traffic, thanks to a network of underground tunnels that channel cars and buses under the city center.
Guanajuato state's rich past brims with Mexican revolutionaries, artists, and politicians.
Father Miguel Hidalgo, the great Mexican rebel, was born here and began Mexico's independence movement in nearby Dolores Hidalgo. Guanajuato's Juan José de los Reyes Martínez, also known as "El Pipila", set the blaze that allowed rebel forces to win the first battle of the independence movement.
The artist Diego Rivera was born and raised in Guanajuato city, and his childhood home is preserved as a museum dedicated to his life and art. And Vicente Fox was elected president of Mexico in 2000 after a successful tenure as Guanajuato state's governor.
You can learn about Guanajuato's history, enjoy art from colonial to modern times, and even view a rare collection of mummies in the city's many museums.
As home to the University of Guanajuato, the city has long been a center of learning and culture. You can enjoy plays, symphonies, concerts and lectures at one of three renowned theatres. Its student population also lends a lively, bohemian edge. A favorite pastime here is exploring the city's eclectic restaurants, relaxing cafes, and a vibrant nightlife. Guanajuato also hosts festivals throughout the year, including the world-famous International Cervantino Festival held every October. Artists, musicians and visitors from around the globe come to Guanajuato to celebrate the works of Cervantes and enjoy a variety of entertainment.

For more information visit the following pages.

http://www.guanajuatocapital.mx
http://www.guanajuato.mx/en/destinos/guanajuato
https://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/imprescindibles-estado-guanajuato-pueblos-magicos.html

Tours in Guanajuato

All trips will be weekend excursions, and require a minimum of 4 students. Due to this requirement, we cannot guarantee that these trips will be held, during a given weekend. If a trip is canceled, it is possible to make your own reservation for these same trips, via the internet. However, when somebody is interested in a certain weekend excursion, we will offer the same trip to other students who will study during the same period.

Please note! There is a maximum of 6 people that can join each trip. The price of the trips do not include entrance fees, food or hotels. For 2-day weekend trips we will make a reservation at a hotel in the category that you prefer.

 

Hot Springs, Atotonilco and San Miguel

Hot Springs, Atotonilco and San Miguel Enjoy the beautiful hot springs of "La gruta" just outside of San Miguel. Of the plentitude of hot springs in the area, these are the most beautiful ones. After relaxing there for about 2 hours, we will go to Atotonilco, an 18th century monastery. So close and still so far away from the "Americanized" San Miguel, you can experience the other Mexico. In the afternoon, we go to San Miguel and will visit its Famous crafts market as well as walk through some of its most beautiful areas. After a nice dinner, we will head back to Guanajuato.

San Miguel Allende and Dolores Hidalgo

Both cities played an important role in Mexico's independence movement. Today, they are beautiful cities, full of skillful artisans and typical Mexican-Colonial architecture. We will cross the Sierra of Santa Rosa (1500ft. higher than Guanajuato) in the morning and head to Dolores Hidalgo where we visit the downtown area with the church that became famous for the "Grito de Independencia". Later on, we head towards San Miguel and we'll visit its famous crafts market as well as walk through some of its most beautiful areas. After a nice dinner, we will head back to Guanajuato.

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is known as the place of the biggest, highest and certainly most imposing native Mexican ruins. We will leave at 7 a.m. The trip there is about 4 hours and it will go by fast as you will be able to enjoy the changing countryside. We will be back in Guanajuato around 9 p.m.

Peralta y Corralejo Visit a Pre-colombian Archeological site

Leaving Casa Mexicana in the morning, we will visit a recently discovered archeological site, Peralta. Open to the public only within the last 10 years, Peralta is home to a traditional Mexican pyramid complex from 1000-1500 years ago. Here you will learn about the history of the nomadic regional tribes.
At the Corralejo distillery, you will learn about the creation process of one of the most distinctive drinks in the world, Tequila. We will take a tour and afterwards hit the tasting room.

Morelia

Morelia has an enormous amount to offer its visitors, from the colonial spectacle of its buildings and elegant, vibrant streets, to a delicious regional cuisine.

Monarch Reserve Tour to the Monarch butterfly Reserve and Tlalpujahua

More than a hundred million monarch butterflies migrate from Canada and north of the United States to the mountains of Michoacan. Experience firsthand this extraordinary sight.

Patzcuaro y Janitzio Visit the archetypical Mexican town and beautiful island

Pátzcuaro and Janitzio hosts one of the most dramatic "Day of the Dead" celebrations in Mexico. It’s also conveniently located for exploring Lago de Pátzcuaro, just 3km (less than 2 miles) to the north.

Queretaro. Good food and Beautiful Plazas.

 Queretaro is very heterogeneous geographically with ecosystems varying from deserts to tropical rainforests. Find very traditional food products and relax in beautiful plazas.

Escuela Mexicana. Potrero 12, Zona centro, 3600. Guanajuato,Gto. MEXICO.

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