Sunday, April 30, 2017
Guanajuato was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988. It is a charming colonial city once known for it's mining in particular, gold & silver. It is also the home to the University of Guanajuato, which has 20,000 students. There are many theaters, museums, art galleries, fine arts shops - a city very much known for it's culture. Peter & I felt like we were back in Spain
Instead of the usual museum tours, Peter & I opted for a guided tour through the mountainous country side with Antonio & his daughter, Susana who run the Cacoaxtile Tours. We were taken up over 2,000 meters & rode down through remote country into the mining lands & semi-deserted pueblos. Saw another whole side of Guanajuato - one that not many tourists get to see. Was pretty pooped by the end of the day, but it was all worth it!
The music is every where here in Guanajuato. We're having a beer in the square & there's 3 different mariachi bands playing in 3 restaurants all one right next to the other. The cacaphony of music was muy loco! The more noise,the better is the ongoing theme here.