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  • Nick and Dariece | January 6, 2016 11:00 PM ET

    15 Photos of Guanajuato That Will Spark Your Wanderlust

    15 Photos of Guanajuato That Will Spark Your Wanderlust

    Photos by Goats on the Road

    If there's one thing that you need to know about traveling to Guanajuato, it's that you'll want more time there than you think! This colorful, UNESCO-listed Mexican city has a unique vibe and much to offer visitors. This city may not be located on the sea, which is what most vacationers look for, but what it does offer is cooler air, bright buildings, interesting alleyways, delicious food, evening entertainment, as well as many museums and sites. If you weren't already wanderlusting over Guanajuato, you will be after seeing these photos!

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    The streets and alleyways in this city are all lined with brightly colored homes and buildings. Each little street is picturesque — get your camera ready!

    symphony in guanajuato

    An excellent way to spend an evening out on the town is to watch the symphony. The musical talent is incredible and watching a performance in an 18th century theater is the icing on the cake.

    streets guanajuato

    There are many tunnels underneath Guanajuato. Originally these were designed to prevent flooding in the city center, however, over the years they have been used more for vehicles, which helps keep the streets friendly for pedestrians.

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    A quiet, cool square in the center of town — the perfect place to relax.

    guanajuato coffee

    Coffee with a view! There are many cafes and restaurants serving up a good cup of caffeine in the morning. And with views like this, you'll probably want more than one cup.

    Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato

    The stunning Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato (Our Lady of Guanajuato). There are many churches in the city, but this one dominates the center.

    Baratillo plaza guanajuato

    This is the Baratillo Plaza, one of the many colorful plazas around Guanajuato. There are some great food stalls down the side streets leading away from here.

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    Staircases leading up to the viewing balconies at the Teatro Juarez Theater.

    church guanajuato

    Inside the Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato church. Depending on what time of the day you go, you may be able to see a service being held.

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    Getting lost in the back alleys is all part of the fun of exploring Guanajuato! If you can't find your way back, just keep going downhill and you'll eventually arrive in the center.

    teatro juarez guanajuato

    The stunning Teatro Juarez. This theater was built in the 1800s and is an excellent spot for people-watching from the steps outside, and is beautiful inside as well.

    guanajuato fruit market

    You'll find anything and everything for sale at the Hidalgo Market.

    kissing alley guanajuato

    This is the Alley of the Kiss. Legend has it that two young people, who lived across this alley from one another, were in love and were having a forbidden relationship. They would kiss secretly from their balconies, which are so close together that they practically touch. If you come here with your significant other and kiss on the red step, you're said to have seven years of happiness.

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    An incredible view of Guanajuato from the top of the funicular ride. From here you can see how colorful the city truly is.


    You'll find freshly pressed juice all over the city. Don't be shy, have a glass — or two.

    Have you ever traveled to Guanajuato? Do these photos make you want to pack your bags?! Tell us below.

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Nick and Dariece Notes from the Goats

Nick and Dariece Nick and Dariece are the couple behind Goats On The Road, a website designed to inspire others to live a financially sustainable, location independent lifestyle. Masters at making money abroad and turning their travels into a way of life, they've been on the road since 2008 and have explored some of the least visited places on earth, finding adventure wherever they go. They are also full time contributors at Credit Walk where they share their expertise of making money and travelling forever. Check them out at Goats On The and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
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