Pictures of Guanajuato
We got to the city of Guanajuato around 7:30 am for the first time ever and we got lost several times. Of course, we did not know where we where going because we got there too early and could not check in into our hotel.
Pictures of Guanajuato, the capital city of the state of Guanajuato.
through the tunnels an the center of the city several times and the city was just starting to wake up because the traffic was heavy. I was concentrating to find a parking spot and did not see the countless parking facilities located throughout the city. We were in awe especially when driving through the tunnels. I guess this was because we had never been in a city with so many of them. There where so many underground streets!
We stopped at a place called Barbacoa Baez to get some breakfast and we ordered barbeque tacos. I had never had them and I found them to be tasty.
We drove up 5 de Mayo street and parked the car next to a small park located on the hill and we decided to walk down toward the center of town.
We took a lot pictures on our way down while admiring the colorful and colonial type structures.
"Guanajuato is a city that’s best explored on foot and the layout
of the city’s historic downtown is ideal for walking. European-style
plazas are linked to one another via cobblestone streets and callejones
(alleyways) that wind up and down the hillside, many of which are
pedestrian-only and too narrow for cars."
Young girls band practice in front of the Alhondiga de Granaditas building .
Alhondida de Granaditas is the place where one of the early battles of the Mexican War of Independence occurred on September 16, 1810.
"The Alhondiga de Granaditas is a historical building, monument and regional history and art museum built between 1798 and 1809. Alhondiga means "grain storehouse or market", and the building originally housed a large grain and seed storehouse, or granary."
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