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University of Guanajuato

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Address: Calle Lascurain de Retana Centro 5, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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+52 473 732 0006
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00

This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of...

This prestigious university was constructed to blend in with the rest of the city.

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Beautiful Architecture

This university in the center of Guanajuato has 20,000 students from around the country and elsewhere. Be sure to go inside, attend a music event or other activity while you are... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Steve R
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We walked inside the University, up the stairs and around the place. It's okay. Good for a couple of photos. I wouldn't rank it as a "must see" place.

Thank Thewoodlandstexas
Cleveland, Oh
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1,352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is an huge building in the little of town, built 50 years ago, which has been controversial from the beginning. It is huge and it doesn't fit as style, material and color. Now it is part of the landscape, is visible from everywhere and it is part of the landscape. There is a big open staircase which attracts students... More 

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This university in the center of Guanajuato has 20,000 students from around the country and elsewhere. Be sure to go inside, attend a music event or other activity while you are visiting this beautiful city.

Thank Steve R
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This will be a stop in your walk around the city center. Up the front steps there is an ok view of the city (there are many other sites with better views). But, it's fun to climb the steep steps.

Thank sdbennettmd
Cortez, Colorado
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

It was not open at the time but a really grand building with impressive stairs to approacch. Is located very near other attractions and no other similar structure.

Thank tornillo2015
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Oh to be studying here! What a stunning building with a backdrop of brilliant blue sky. You can spy the turret type tops from the Plaza de Paz ...so it's easy to find. Gorgeous!

Thank Jenny L
Toluca, Mexico
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This main University building is located down the street from the Diego Rivera house, and you'll end up walking past as you explore downtoen Guanajuato. The people watching is great, and of course it's a great spot for a selfie!

Thank johntpt
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298 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

If you are lucky there will be an evening musical performance. We were able to enter the auditorium for a production.. an ensemble. The show was excellent and the acoustics were very good. The building interior looks old but I am told it was built in the 50's. Rather than climb the 150 or so stairs, there is an elevator... More 

Thank im44
Harlow, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were not able to go in. Its a very interesting building which stands out. You can just about take a photo of it all from down the bottom of the steps. Signature Guanajuato!

Thank mikeazzo
Brantford, Canada
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Did not enter but just the sheer size of this University is amazing. The construction is breathtaking and to walk up the front steps would be a daily exercise in itself.

Thank Jane D

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