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only 1-2 days in Guanajuato - please help planning

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only 1-2 days in Guanajuato - please help planning

Hi, we are planning a trip in mexico after spending a week at the beach. We will rent a car, drive to Guadalajara for 3 days, then have reserved a B@B in Guanajuato on December 26-28. We are a family of 5, and the youngest is 7. I realize it is not much time for seeing all of it and would appreciate your input on how to spend the couple of days that we do have there. Also what kind of weather should we expect? Thanks a lot!

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1. Re: only 1-2 days in Guanajuato - please help planning

Start at the pipila monument plaza. Study the village from here. Walk down Pochote to Protreo to the Templo San Francisco. Iicon museo. @ #1 M. Dolblado. Leaving the museo, go left to visit Teatro Juarez.(it took 30 years to build) Next door, visit Templo San Diego and the 1st Templo underneath. Come back up to the street and walk down the ramp next to the templo and enter the Subterrania. Go right,. cross the riverbed/road and walk through arches that hold up part of the village. Take the steps through the tunnel on your left and pop up in the Barratillo Plaza. Cross the street and go back into the Jardin. Walk back to the Teatro Juarez and walk up 2 steps above the 1st landing. You are at the flood line of 1905. Look for the blue sigh on the corner of Casa Valadez,(flood level of 1905) Now knowing how much water it took to reach this level, it give the flood level sign more meaning because you can now imagine how much water!!!! The bus ride from the The mercado to the presa is only 5 pesos. by far, the best bang for your buck!! Now you have some idea of how much water it to fill the Subterrania to over-flowing!!

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We visited Guanajuato a couple of years ago and are going back this November. Two places are a definite, especially the 7 year old will enjoy:

The Mummy Museum - I know there was a bus that took you right to it. But its a must.

The Don Quixote Museum, clean bathrooms, a necessary place with kids. But the Museum was really great, one of the best we visited. At the time we went it was free.

An area that we enjoyed: Church of San Cayetano, across the street is a beautiful restaurant, La Casa del Conde and behind he church the La Valenciana Mine that you can go down. This is all in one area.

Another place is the huge Mercado Hidalgo (the market place)

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Thanks a lot!

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