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Cobbled streets, colorful walls, colonial architecture, emblematic alleys, baroque forges, incredible gates, historic monuments and World Heritage Sites are part of Guanajuato. Here you will find León, one of the most representative cities of the state.
Nicknamed as Perla del Bajío (Bajío Pearl), this destination will delight you with cultural treasures as the Templo Expiatorio (Atonement Church) and the high-quality leather items that you can buy at Plaza del Zapato (Shoe Plaza). Dare to visit the best tourist attractions in León and its surrounding area, which we mention below:
Located just a few steps from the cathedral, this square is one of the most famous constructions in León. Surrounded by bronze lions, beautiful fountains, Franciscan temples and walls decorated with tiles, this is the ideal place to start your trip in Bajío.
You can breathe history and freedom while you walk through the streets of this Magic Town or tour around its buildings. This city is also known as Cuna de la Independencia, because here took place the Grito de Dolores (call to arms by the priest Miguel Hidalgo, which triggered the Mexican War of Independence).
If you are an architecture lover, this is your place. Its colonial buildings, many of them constructed between the XVII and the XVIII centuries, along with the unparalleled quality of life that this city provides, have made it famous worldwide. Two iconic buildings that we recommend you to visit are the Sanctuary of Atotonilco (a baroque-style temple) and the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel, which since 1880 has a stunning neo-gothic façade.
Temples, squares and palaces built during the colonial period, are some of the architectural treasures that the capital of the state offers to its visitors. Here, you should walk around its underground streets, walk up the green neo-classic steps of the University of Guanajuato or see the interiors of the Juarez Theater, inaugurated by Porfirio Diaz (29th President of Mexico). You may also learn more about the love story of Ana and Carlos, which took place between two balconies separated by just 60 cm at the famous Callejón del Beso. But if you prefer watching theater plays, you should not miss the performances that take place annually at the Festival Cervantino.
Stop thinking about what are the things to do in León and visit the most representative places in Bajío, by booking cheap flights or any of our travel packages.