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... 
    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... 
    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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  • Beautiful architecture and history. Climb the top of the terrace and you'll be rewarded with a wonderful view of the city. The steps leading up to the entrance is a great photo opportunities. If you are visiting, this place is a must stop and see.
  • Way too many people and very crowded. Sat there with friends in twilight, but the light from front building was too bright and destroyed the ambience.

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