Published On: Fri, May 20th, 2016

Guanajuato wins the 13th National Cultural Tourism Competition

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On Saturday May 14, the Guanajuato State Government through the Ministry of Tourism, proudly announced the state was awarded first place in the 13th National Cultural Tourism Competition in the “Public Sector” category.

Guanajuato won first place over the states of Chihuahua, Nayarit, Puebla and Veracruz in this competition launched by the Federal Ministry of Tourism in November 2015 .

The project had to meet the following criteria:

1. Effective in the period 2014-2015 with favorable outcomes in Cultural Tourism, focused on gastronomy.

2. Explain the origin, rationale and goals of the project.

3. Indicate the exact geographical locations where the project was developed.

4. Integrate representative elements of the region, highlighting its gastronomy.

Guanajuato presented the project entitled: “Rescue Program, preservation, promotion and dissemination of traditional cuisine of the state of Guanajuato“. This program was implemented statewide; mainly at archaeological sites and the Guanajuato Bicentennial Park (Parque del Bicentenario).

The project aimed to preserve, safeguard and promote the culinary heritage of the state through the values of traditional cuisine and recipes, developing an annual program of events, innovative tourism products created around local gastronomy, in order to consolidate the culinary identity of Guanajuato.

Fernando Olivera Secretario de Turismo de Guanajuato (Photo OEM)

Fernando Olivera Secretario de Turismo de Guanajuato (Photo OEM)

With this new recognition, Guanajuato undoubtedly consolidates its program “Guanajuato sí sabe!” as an important part of Governor Miguel Marquez Marquez public tourism policy, that has driven constant and reliable achievements during his administration, and supports all actions that position Guanajuato as Mexico’s foremost Cultural Tourism Destination.

The Federal Ministry of Tourism, always interested in identifying and recognizing innovative projects that promote cultural tourism, specifically those directly related to gastronomy, congratulated the entire team of the Guanjuato State Tourism Secretariat for this achievement.




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