University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato

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Visit one of the oldest universities in Latin America, University of Guanajuato. The university proudly traces its history back to the 18th century, when it originally opened as a Jesuit school for children. Becoming state-run in 1828, the university has spread throughout the city, with its main building located in the historic center of town. Built in the mid-1900s, the main building has a staircase of 113 stone steps, and displays a neoclassical architectural style. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Guanajuato holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the University of Guanajuato and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Guanajuato is a university town. So, naturally, you would expect the university to somewhat dominate the structural scene. Well, this university does much more than that. In a city that is renowned...  more »
  • Looking down at the city from El Piplia the colors and magnificence of the buildings is a postcard scene. Guanajuato is Mexico's most beautiful city. How stunning that this University was built to...  more »
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  • The public observatory on the roof terrace is a fantastic facility. The astronomers are friendly and very informative. Take a tour around the galaxy, through the excellent telescopes, you won't be disappointed. A must visit and also free!
  • Nice stairs to go up and see all the city from up there

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