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CITY GUIDE
GUANAJUATO, MEXICO

Located in the center of Mexico, Guanajuato is a landlocked state home to many significant cities. There are approximately 5.9 million people living within the 11,817 square miles of the state. Guanajuato is situated just east of Jalisco and northwest of Mexico City. The capital of Guanajuato is Guanajuato City although the most populated city is Leon.

With many roadways and railways crossing through Guanajuato, there are many economic opportunities. Over one-quarter of the economy is from manufacturing such as automobiles and auto parts followed by commerce and real estate. Shoes and leather goods remain a strong industry especially in Leon. There are many colleges and universities located in Guanajuato with the University of Guanajuato, established in1732, considered to be the most important one. There are approximately 30,000 students who attend.

The city’s colonial era started in the 16th century and was driven by its gold and silver deposits, but there have been tribes living in the Guanajuato area since 800 BCE. Today, there is a lot of religious influence with over 96% identifying as Roman Catholic. Mexican Baroque architecture is the style of the state and there are many churches and cathedrals throughout the region including the San Agustin Church in Celaya and the Basilica Cathedral in León.

You’ll find that the plentiful plazas and churches in Guanajuato, the Heroes' Causeway Arch in Leon, and the Mesoamerican site of Chupícuaro in the southern part of the state are all popular attractions.

Guanajuato is divided among the Sierra Madre Oriental, the Mexican Plateau and the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. The climate is semiarid with the rainy season taking place in the summer from June through September. The warmest month is May with high temperatures averaging in the upper 80s. The lowest temperatures are in the upper 40s during December, January and February. The climates are very similar in the cities of Leon and Guanajuato. The average amount of rainfall is approximately 28 inches.

Real estate and rentals are less expensive here than in most other parts of Mexico due to its proximity to the beach communities. The climate is milder, though, and there are many properties available to accommodate buyers’ budgets and location preferences.

With so many attractions and things to do throughout Guanajuato, there are plenty of opportunities for employment and enjoyment in the state. This part of Mexico offers a lot of culture, modern amenities and a diverse way of life.

KEY FACTS:

Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Country: Mexico

  • Capital: Guanajuato City

  • Population: 5.92 million

  • Area:

    Land: 30,607 km2

Lifestyle

Lifestyle and Culture

Unique attractions and cultural museums are frequently visited in Guanajuato. The capital, Guanajuato City, is home to the Museum of the Mummies, the Diego Rivera Museum and Home, the Don Quixote Iconographic Museum, and many others. In Leon, there is the Museum of the City of Leon and the Museum of Sacred Art. Guanajuato is known for hosting many amazing festivals and events. The Festival Internacional Cervantino is an annual festival showcasing cultural events including everything from opera and concerts to academic conferences. Other notable festivals include the Hot Air Balloon Festival, Dia de los Muertos and Dia de la Cueva. There are dozens of colleges and universities located in Guanajuato. The University of Guanajuato is the largest higher education institute with over 150 degree programs spread across its 4 campuses. There are also many high school programs that can be taken through the university. Other notable colleges include InstitutoTecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, the University of Leon, Politécnico de Guanajuato and the Universidad Santa Fe.

Lifestyle

Entertainment and Tourism

The Estadio Miguel Alemán Valdés is an approximately 24,000 seat arena where many football games are played. Leon residents have many exciting sports in their city including two association football teams – Club Leon and Unión de Curtidores – as well as basketball and baseball teams. There is even a stop on the PGA TOUR’S Web Cam Tour in Guanajuato. The nightlife varies all throughout Guanajuato. Some of the more notable hotspots are the Rey Compadre in Leon, One Bar & Lounge in Guanajuato, La Choperia in Irapuato, and the Zandunga in San Miguel de Allende. The Plaza de la Paz is a popular location in the city of Guanajuato with origins dating back to the colonial period when the wealthy built their homes in the area and government buildings were constructed. The Basilica Colegiata de NuestraSenora de Guanajuato dating back to the late-17th century is located here as well.

Entertainment and Tourism
Neighbourhoods

Municipalities

There are 46 municipalities located in Guanajuato with Leon being the largest with a population of 1.2 million people. The capital, Guanajuato, is the fifth largest city in the state of Guanajuato.

Neighbourhoods

Leon

The city with the most people in Guanajuato, Leon has a robust economy revolving around leather goods and tourism. Everything from shoes, boots, belts and jackets are produced here and the tourists flock to experience the different types of cuisine, leisure activities and art. The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Light, the Expiatory Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, thePortal of the Millennium, the Heroes’ Cause Archway and Lovers Bridge are some of the more notable sights to see in Leon.

Irapuato

Irapuato is the second largest city in Guanajuato and is nestled at the southern end of the state at the foot of Arandas Hill. Over a half-million people call Irapuato their home and the city is filled with great attractions like the Fountain of Dancing Water which puts on a nightly show with music and lights, the Irapuato Zoo, John Paul II Monument, Irapuato Cathedral and much more.

Celaya

Celaya is the third most populous city in Guanajuato and is home to over 20 higher education institutions. The Ball of Water Reservoir is an icon of the city and has been on display for well over 100 years.

Guanajuato City

Guanajuato City is over 500 years old and is the capital of Guanajuato.It is the fifth most populous city in the state. Guanajuato City is considered to be one of the most European of the major Mexican cities. There are many unique attractions in Guanajuato City including the Mummy Museum, Festival InternacionalCervantino and the Plaza de Paz. Mining is the principle industry in the city along with commerce and services.

Real Estate Market

As a World Heritage Site boasting a college town feel, there are many reasons that folks looking to retire are eyeing Guanajuato city as well as other major cities in Guanajuato.

Real estate and rentals in Guanajuato City, the capital, are more expensive than in Leon, the most populous city by nearly 20%. Compared to other major cities around Mexico, Guanajuato is over 50% less expensive than Mexico City and 21% less expensive than Tijuana.

There are many options in Guanajuato depending on the kind of lifestyle you are interested in leading. From busy urban centers to smaller cities at the foot of the mountains, there are plenty of options from luxury homes to city condos

For those purchasing homes in Mexico, there are restrictions forbidding foreigners from owning real estate if it is a certain distance from the coast or the border. For those living in Guanajuato, they will be far enough inland that foreigners should have an easier time purchasing real estate in their own names as opposed to through a bank trust.

Home Style Average Rent Price
1-bedroom apartment in City Centre $186.51
1-bedroom apartment Outside of Centre $113.24
3-bedroom apartment in City Centre $410.32
3-bedroom apartment Outside of Centre $250.45

Source: www.numbeo.com (May 2017)

Education

Education

With dozens of colleges and universities in Guanajuato, students will be able to receive degrees and higher education in a variety of programs. The most significant higher education institution is the University of Guanajuato which educates over 33,000 students. The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México built a campus in León with the goal of educating 15,000 students. There are also many labs and research facilities. In Celaya, there are 22 colleges, universities and institutions providing unprecedented access to education.

Both public and private schools in Mexico are managed by the Secretariat of Public Education, also known as SEP. Education is free for all Mexican citizens. For the children of expats or foreigners living in Mexico, private school is generally the best option; however, there are costs involved from uniforms and tuition to books and supplies.

Education