This town was so beautiful that we spent an extra day here wandering about and getting lost on its lovely streets. Guanajuato is built into a steep ravine, and the houses are stacked on top of each other and painted in brilliant colors. The roads twist and dip through tunnels and under bridges, while pedestrian paths weave through plazas and up narrow sets of stairs. We loved wandering, getting lost, drinking coffee, and going to the markets. Not too much else to say, instead I will simply include a long string of photos from our days here!
The view from our hotel’s third floor balcony where we cooked dinner each night.
A narrow pedestrian street in Guanajuato. These streets were almost always full!
There was also a certain degree of chaos at all times. For example, this box of raw meat that suddenly appeared in front of us.
This is the central market right across the street from our hotel. Cheap eats, souvenirs, sweets, vegetables… just about everything you can imagine was sold here.
This tiny alley is the site of a fabled love story where two young people stole kisses across the balconies where the two houses lean together. Nowadays, it mostly attracts camera-wielding tourists.
We took a hike up to the city overlook. It was lovely!
Selfie at the overlook.
We took the incline railway back down to the city, which was also fun.
We found a coffee roaster and college student hangout. The coffee and chocolate was delicious!
Jason got ultra-concentrated hot chocolate. It is called ‘the black kiss’, obviously.
We admired many lovely items, but of course couldn’t buy any. Can you imagine carrying a ceramic piggy bank for the next 13,000 miles?!
Drinking coffee in front of the university. It really made me miss being on a campus!