Guanajuato, the cradle of the Mexican Independence


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Guanajuato City, Mexico, is one of the best major cities to visit in Mexico, perfectly balancing a wide variety of attractions and activities while maintaining low costs for visitors. Guanajuato fully embraces the fun and joyful vibe found throughout Mexico, and represents that with its colorfully painted buildings, painting the hills of the city in vibrant shades. After all, it is the city that inspired the design of Disney’s Coco. As a university city, Guanajuato is always bubbling with exciting events every month that are either free or just a few pesos. To add to the affordability, Guanajuato is an extremely walkable city, and, in just a few hours, you can cover most of the major sites in the city with plenty of time to pick up a churro, elote or tacos from street vendors.

While it might be more efficient to stay at a centrally located hotel like La Casona de Don Lucas or Hotel de la Paz (under $100 and $50, respectively), if you want a hotel that is in a quieter part of the city, hailing a taxi or rideshare service is easy and cheap. Even the attractions in Guanajuato are affordable, with the world famous Mummy Museum boasting best naturally preserved mummies in the world (under $3) and exploring the local culture with the callejonada, an interactive walking tour that sings the local history and legends of Guanajuato.