Guanajuato City is nestled in a valley. The city is
located outside of the 80,000 hectare Santa Rosa Mountain Range,
one of the most important forests in the state.
The city hosts the Cervantino
Festival each October.
Throughout the year Guanajuato offers a number of
cultural attractions. Teatro Juárez hosts regular events.
There are more than a dozen museums, four theaters and amazing street
performances. Several evenings each week, parades of singers leave
the Central Theater to serenade the town. The University of Guanajuato
has a student body of 15,000.
World-famous painter Diego Rivera was born in this
city, and his birthplace at Positos #46 is a museum dedicated to
The city proudly hosts the annual Cervantino
Festival every October.
And if your taste for art runs to the macabre, visit
the Mummy Museum at the north end of town. Officials at the public
cemetery discovered long ago that the local soil has the unique
effect of mummifying corpses. More than 100 corpses are on display.
If the thought makes you squeamish, don't go. And if you do enter
the museum, try to make sure a large tour group hasn't just arrived
in case you need to make a quick dash to the exit. The museum is
quite popular. As many as 4,000 come to visit on special holiday
There are amenities for the living. The museum is
well-lit and air-conditioned.
GETTING THERE -- Take any 'Momias'
or 'Panteón' bus heading west on Juárez. The museum
is open every day.