In colonial times this was one of the richest in the Spanish Empire with close to 40% of the silver in the world originating from this region. Today Guanajuato State and it famous capitol of the same name is a colonial gem together with San Miguel Allende and was declared a Patrimony of Humanuty by UNESCO. Guanajuato at the present time and for almost 40 years, is the headquarters of some of the most important cultural samples in the world: The Cervantino International Festival.
The rocky highland state of Guanajuato is full of riches of every kind. In colonial times, mineral resources attracted Spanish prospectors to mine for silver, gold, iron, lead, zinc and tin. For two centuries the state produced enormous wealth, extracting up to 40% of the world's silver. Silver barons in Guanajuato city enjoyed opulent lives at the expense of indigenous people who worked the mines, first as slaves and then later as wage slaves. Eventually, resenting the dominance of Spanish-born colonists, the well-heeled criollo class of Guanajuato and Querétaro states contributed to plans for rebellion.
The cordial city of Guanajuato, declared Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO, and the "Ruta de las Minas" or Mines route, that cross-cuts its municipalities, and its scrumptious and honest gastronomy make this state an excellent destination which reunites Mexican traditions along with novohispano culture. Just as bright in its underground lifestyle as in surface, Guanajuato at the present time and for almost 40 years, is the headquarters of some of the most important cultural samples in the world: The Cervantino International Festival.
Day 1: Arrival in Leon - Guanajuato
Meet and greet with the assistant and transfer to hotel for overnight Guanajuato. Overnight Quinta Las Acacias
Day 2: Guanajuato - city tour (B)
Breakfast. We will head to the municipal pantheon to start the tour visiting the famous mummies museum of Guanajuato, the Valenciana mine and its majestic temple, one of the most beautiful in the country with its 23.5 carat gold-framed altarpieces, tunnel zones A museum that presents the instruments used by the Inquisition, the old residential area, the prey of the pot, panoramic roads to observe the city in different angles and the Mirador del Pípila, as well as typical regional handicrafts and sweets.
Overnight Quinta Las Acacias
Day 3: Guanajuato - Dolores - Atotonilco - San Miguel Allende (B)
Breakfast. In this tour, we will have the opportunity to visit the cradle of the Mexican independence movement as well as some of the most beautiful colonial cities in the country. We will begin the experience in Dolores Hidalgo, where we will go to the mausoleum of the singer-author José Alfredo Jiménez and then visit the church where Miguel Hidalgo first incited the people to defend their rights, in addition to going to the Independence Museum and the House of Visits. Afterwards, we can refresh yourself and rest enjoying one of the typical snows of Dolores. (Not included). Later on, the tour will take you to the Sanctuary of Atotonilco, known as the Mexican Sistine Chapel, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO along with San Miguel de Allende, which will be the next stop. The city will welcome you with its baroque architecture and its neo-Gothic style church, built around the 17th century, and you can go to the house of Ignacio Allende, a clear example of the style of construction used by the Spanish nobility of the time. Overnight Casa de Sierra Nevada
Day 4: San Miguel Allende - city tour (B)
Breakfast. We will visit the most interesting monuments of the city, which includes the Parish of San Miguel Arcángel with the incredible history of Zeferino Gutierrez, the house of Captain Ignacio Allende, we will visit the Temple of the Immaculate Conception and its old cloister today School of Fine Arts, the Angela Peralta Theater, in addition we will know the "religious citadel of San Miguel", the old Square of the solitude and the passage of the real road; We cannot miss the privilege of visiting the Franciscan Monastic Complex and knowing the tireless work of the religious and benefit of the old town of San Miguel el grande. And we will talk about how the independence of Mexico in the House of Conspiracies was forged. Overnight Casa de Sierra Nevada
Day 5: San Miguel Allende - Mexico city, drop off (B)
Ved skriftlig aksept av vårt tilbud bekrefter du/dere at våre betingelser er både lest og forstått og at evt kansellerings gebyrer kan tilkomme ved en evt. avbestilling av reisen.