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. Before you head to Guanajuato, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Guanajuato itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Guanajuato has to offer, including University of Guanajuato.
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  • The work on display does change but I've been through the gallery twice and have been very impressed both times. The artists on display are all Mexican, although not always local. There are lots of st...  more »
  • We walked by this beautiful University and we were WOWed! If you are in town, take the time to go in and learn about the history of it!  more »
  • this was my first stop in Guanajuato. from atop the steps you've got a great view off the city and the adjacent hill. beautiful building.  more »
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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