I just started my fourth week of studyng Spanish in the city of Guanajuato. I love it here! It is not as touristy as I had feared, and it’s a fun place to explore on foot.
The tip I have is about buying silver, especially jewelry. There are several great shops in the area called Valenciana, where there is a big, beautiful church (you must see the inside to believe it). Two shops are on the same side of the main street as the church. The other two are on the opposite side of the street. You can easily get to Valenciana by city bus (4 pesos) or taxi (30 pesos). For the bus, go to the corner opposite La Alhondiga and ask for the bus to Valenciana.
Many of the shops in the center of Guanajuato have the same tourist junk and the designs are not very interesting. So go up the mountain to Valenciana — you will enjoy it.over 6 years ago