University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato

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Visit one of the oldest universities in Latin America, University of Guanajuato. The university proudly traces its history back to the 18th century, when it originally opened as a Jesuit school for children. Becoming state-run in 1828, the university has spread throughout the city, with its main building located in the historic center of town. Built in the mid-1900s, the main building has a staircase of 113 stone steps, and displays a neoclassical architectural style. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Guanajuato holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the University of Guanajuato and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It's worth walking up the beautiful limestone stairs from the street. Once you get to the top, ask reception about taking the tiny elevator to the "fourth floor," which is just down the hallway. From ...  more »
  • The view from my terrace of the unique room!, I could not enter the University was closed, but outside is spectacular
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  • A very nice place in the heart of Guanajuato, I want my children to study here, is a building of great importance for the city.
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  • You probably won't find another University as beautiful as this one, take to the steps and enjoy the view!
  • Must climb to the very top! Stunning view and atmosphere!
  • The architecture is absolutely gorgeous
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  • Gorgeous..took me a while to find though

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Where to stay in Guanajuato

Among the narrow streets and colorful buildings of the World Heritage-listed city center, you'll find a selection of tasteful boutique hotels. The streets around Jardin de la Union and Universidad de Guanajuato offer some of best the best choices and proximity to historical attractions. There's plenty on offer for budget travelers, too, with a range of hostels and small guesthouses at very reasonable prices. You can find some even more affordable options south of the center, around Cerro de los Leones.
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