5 essential things to do in Guanajuato, Mexico
Our trip to Guanajuato, Mexico started off rocky but boy, are we glad we visited. Guanajuato has by far been one of our favorite places we’ve visited in our RV Mexico road trip. Even with the headaches and challenges of hitting our RV on a tunnel, we still feel visiting this city was worth it. If you’re planning a trip, here are 5 essential things to do in Guanajuato, Mexico to help you make the most of this wonderful city!
Go to Hildago Market
This market is not just a tourist hot spot, but is a common stop for locals because of their delicious food. Most famous for carnitas, many people come here to enjoy delicious carnitas tacos with nopales (cactus) salad. Be warned, it will sell out during the lunch rush hour (around 2 pm – 4 pm), so try to get there around 1 – 2 at the latest. We aren’t able to share the exact carnitas stall we went to (you’ll have to go on a food tour for that secret). However, look for the stall that has the most people patronizing, and that’s typically a good hint as to which one has the best food.
Walk or Ride up to el Pipila
While the story of how he burnt the door to the ground is somewhat of a legend, many believe el Pipila was a real person, Juan José de los Reyes Martínez. However, there is little evidence confirming El Pipila’s existence. Whatever the truth may be, this figure stands tall and proud in above the city offering the best views of Guanajuato. One of the most common things to do in Guanajuato is to take a ride on the funicular to the top ($60 pesos roundtrip), or if you don’t mind getting a little exercise taking the stairs and windy alleys up to the top. No matter which method you choose, the view is worth it!
relax in the Jardin de la Union
Get lost in the cities windy, colorful streets
Go on a history and food tour
There are plenty of other things to do Guanajuato that aren’t covered here, but if you’re planning a trip this is a great start. We absolutely loved our time here, and would love to hear your favorite part of the city or favorite things to do in Guanajuato in the comments below.
Liz & Dennis
We’re two travel-loving, real estate investing, foodies exploring North America as full-time RV’ers. This blog is where we share our lessons learned, tips and tricks, and favorite places to eat, see, and RV across North America! We hope it helps you find your wanderlust, plan and prepare for RV life, and get out on the road!
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