Holiday Inn Salamanca
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On our first day in Guanajuato, we made plans to visit the Don Quijote Museum, the House of Diego Rivera, and the silver mines, but ended up doing much more. The Don Quijote Museum relates to Don Quixote de La Mancha, a famous Spanish literary hero. Several artists recreated Don Quixote using many different mediums and different styles. It was really cool to see all the different ways artists presented Don Quixote and his adventures! Our next stop was at The House of Diego Rivera. It ...
... on the outskirts - DAMN!
One night we met up with Dan and his mate and went bar hopping. Like I mentioned earlier, you wouldn’t know that there were many bars or pubs in town unless you went looking for them and Dan knew where to find them! First stop was a locals pub ands started with mescal with a beer chaser, then a bunch more beers to follow. The interesting thing that Amanda pointed out was the urinal situated literally at the end of ...
... to look at the inside of the Teatro Juarez, one of the town's grand theatres, but it was closed.
Wondering if we might be cutting things a bit fine to catch out 2.15 bus back to Mexico City we then stood in the hot sun for 25 mins to catch a bus up to La Valenciana, a church with impressive paintings inside. Finally the bus came. We got out at the church only to discover it was closed too.
At this point ...
... churches and happened upon a wedding, a gorgeous bride arriving a white VW Beetle! That's so Mexico! Except for the groom and his family. They were clearly Scottish - kilt, coat of arms and all.
The freakiest experience by far was visiting the Museo de Momias (Museum of Mummies). The Pantheon is a cemetery that now houses caskets in specially-built walls (see pic). When the grounds became too crowded some bodies were exhumed only to discover that somehow the ...
... El Pipila smeared the wooden doors with tar and set them alight so that the insurgents could get in and take it.
Casa Museo Diego Rivera
The house where artist and husband of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, was born. The ground floor has been preserved as it was back in the day (with a suprising numbers of beds in it), whilst the other floors display examples of Rivera's and some other artists' work.
Museo de las Momias