A map depicting the amazing little city of Guanajuato in Mexico. Back in October of 2005 we visited some friends who were studying there.
Heidi and Francisco's Apartment
This is where Heidi and Francisco lived during their stay in Guanajuato.
This is the central market in Guanajuato. Lots of outdoor vendoors selling all sorts of stuff. The market itself is an old train station that was converted into a bazaar of sorts.
Plaza de la Paz
the long triangular plaza where we saw the parade
Basilica Colegiata de N. S. de Guanajuato
Here there is a church with a life-size bejeweled statue of the Madonna that was hidden from the Moores when they came to Spain and then rediscovered and brought over to Mexico 800 years after it had been originally hidden.
Universidad de Guanajuato
where Heidi and Francisco were taking classes
This little plaza in the center of the downtown area, had beautifully pruned trees lining a central courtyard. Along the streets around the trees there were many people selling art and crafts.
Museo Iconografico del Quijote
A great museum of don quixote art from around the world spanning hundreds of years.
One of the many beautiful churches in the downtown area.
There was this giant sculpture of revolutionary war hero up on the hill. Apparently he carried a stone slab on his back to protect himself from the enemies' attacks.
Italian restaurant up on the hill
Alhondiga de Granaditas
We saw this fantastic Cuban jazz concert here. The crowd was all into it, dancing in the seats and the aisles, and, eventually, on the stage. Click the image below to play the video.
Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de la Barrera
There were some beautiful gardens here. We came to see a great Argentinian band play a concert and ended up wandering around the gardens for some time.
Plaza and Templo de San Roque