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Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato  
   

Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato

A town of subjugation, exploitation and insurgence

April 27th 2014
The first stop of my week-long trip outside of Guadalajara is the wonderful town of Guanajuato. Its history dates back to 1559, when it was founded after huge gold and silver deposits were found in the surrounding area. In the Mexican War of Independence in 1810, the town played an important role as the site of the first battle against Spanish troops, who barricaded themselves inside the public gr ... read more
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Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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2nd May 2014

Great colors with a dash of history!
How wise to climb that hill for a sip of silence in Guanajuato, one of my favorite cities! Love your historical context and appreciation of this great country, not to mention those huevos rancheros--how I miss Mexican food! Buen viaje, amigo!
2nd May 2014

Colourful history
Gracias, Tara! The food here is fantastic and a lot more varied than I expected. I would have loved to spend more time hiking the mountains around Guanajuato, it's a lovely town.

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