Day 299 | Mexico | Guanajuato | Getting to Know a New City

After getting up and mostly packing up this morning, we decided to head up to Fabrica La Aurora for a look around. We had heard that it was really worthwhile. The place is an old factory that has been converted into an art gallery/shop with some of the factory machinery still in place. The place was pretty with so many different rooms to look into, however we found the place to be full of very expensive homewares and mainly expat artists, so nice to have a look around but not as much our thing as other places we have been to.

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Street art on our wander to the Fabrica

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A cool sculpture outside the Fabrica

Then we wandered back into town to try and post off our new purchases, however for some reason the postage was crazy expensive compared to Mexico City so we have decided to hold only our art pieces for the time being. On the way back to the AirBnb to check out, we grabbed ourselves some gorditas for lunch which we super yum. Then it was packing up, an Uber to the bus station and off to Guanajuato.

It was another cruisy bus ride thanks to ETN fanciness and we arrived into Guanajuato safely. We grabbed a taxi from the airport to our AirBnb. In our taxi ride we were able to go through some of the tunnels that Guanajuato is famous for. We pretty much dropped our stuff off and headed into the city to do some exploring.

First we walked right into the centre of town to the Plaza de La Paz and the Parroquia de Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato. The church is yet another beautiful Mexican church, this time bright yellow.

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A stand out church

From here we headed to the Funicular which took us up to Monumento al Pípila Guanajuato, and a beautiful view over the city. The timing was awesome as the sun was starting to fall so it spread a beautiful glow over the city. The monument is dedicated to El Pipila who famously burnt down the door to the Alhóndiga de Granaditas during the fight for independence. 

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Beautiful glow over the city

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“There are still other Alhóndiga’s for burning”

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These fools

We continued to wander around the town checking everything out. At the Iglesia de San Diego, right next to Teatro Juárez we stopped to listen to some music. There are people everywhere and the performers were trying to sell tickets to the shows that are performed nightly, we were cheapskates and only partook in the free show outside 😉

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Performance in the street

After more wandering we ended up at el Midi Bistro where we shared some cheese and wine for dinner.

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Pretty views from the roof of el Midi Bistro

 

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