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 (Wed): Mexico City. Queretaro - San Miguel de Allende
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