Sunday, December 21, 2008

Nestled high in the Sierra Madre mountains, Guanajuato is the capital city of the Mexican state by the same name. Spanish colonizers first came to the region in search of silver in 1548 and, within a few decades, Guanajuato was one of the richest towns in Mexico.The city’s many palaces, cathedrals and churches offer some of the finests examples of Baroque and Churriqueresque architecture in the New World. Bridging its rich colonial past with a vibrant present, we were immediately charmed by this enchanting place full of narrow winding streets, ancient canals, networks of tunnels (many of which are reminents of old silver mines), brightly painted homes, and delightful plazas .

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