Guanajuato State is located in the Central Highlands of Mexico. It has a very mountainous terrain, as the Sierra Madre Mountain range covers the whole area. The State Capital shares the same name, Guanajuato City. The State is known to have been one of the first parts of Mexico that was colonized by the Spanish in the 1520s. Other important cities in the State include Irapuato, Leon and Celeya. Leon is the State’s largest city. The literal translation of Guanajuato means ‘hills of frogs’. On Vayama.com you will find budget Guanajuato hotels.
Guanajuato State is a very popular tourist destination. Attractions include the Panteon Catacombs which house a number of ‘natural mummies’. The fact that the mummies are on show was as a consequence of a 19th century burial tax, which some people were unable to afford. New mummies are still being added to the collection. The city of Guanajuato has a lot of history and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the City, the Christ the King Shrine is believed to mark the exact point for the geographic centre of Mexico. Whatever you choose to see and do in Guanajuato, Vayama.com has accommodations of all ranges in the area.
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