The “Jardin de la Unión” is the heart of historic Guanajuato and serves as the city’s main square.
Always bustling, this pleasant plaza with its fountains and flower beds is ringed by numerous hotels and restaurants, making it a perfect place from which to venture out to explore the rest of the city.
It’s also where you’ll find a number of architectural gems, from the beautiful old Baroque San Diego Church to the majestic Juárez Theater (Teatro Juárez) that dominates the square (check out the church’s museum for its history of the old convent as well as that of the city).
Also worth exploring is Plazuela de los Angeles, which leads to city’s most famous street, the Callejón del Beso, or Kissing Lane, so named as it’s narrow enough to allow a loving couple to kiss from windows on opposite sides.
Just a little further along stands the Mercado Hidalgo, a market hall opened in 1910 that’s worth visiting for its local crafts and produce.