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... of mummies on display including the first mummy to be discovered and the smallest mummy in the world.
Mina el Nopal, not the most interesting mine tour, highlighted when he asked if any of us spoke Spanish or were we that bored...
Finally, the Monumento al Pipila, which is a mirador of the entire city and it is such an incredible view. So beautiful to see all of the colourful houses, streets, museums and churches from above.
... detail! The curios were handcrafted coming from different parts of Mexico, the colorful wooden cupboard and headboard were skillfully carved. At first I thought their house was a compound of apartments, but is actually their whole place. It's big.
After showing me around and giving me the keys, I proceeded on my 'walkabout town' and checked the places along the main street of Avenue Juarez.
... were the actual bodies, in full display. I think I'll leave it at that and if people want to know more details, they can ask.
After the museum, we took a short trip to the most famous alley in Guanajuato, El Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley). It's an extremely narrow alley, and the balconies above practically touch. The legend goes there was a rich girl in one house and a poor boy in the other. The girl didn't heed her father's warning to ...
... The Callejón de Besos is a very narrow street that has a legend of star crossed lovers in the vein of Romeo and Juliet. The Pipila is a very large monument on the side of the hill in tribute to the soldier who in order to allow the revolutionaries access to the building the Spanish had barricaded themselves into put a large rock on his back to deflect bullets and crawled to the door with a torch ...
Guanajuato is an old colonial silver mining town built for that purpose alone. Thus, it is located in a completely improbably spot--in a gorge surrounded by steep mountains. The colonial center is at the bottom of the gorge, but most of the population lives perched on the hillsides around it. My hotel is up one of these hills on a callejon, which is basically a little alleyway. But here, most alleyways are staircases due to the way the city is ...
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