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Experience in Guanajuato, Mexico by Yunuen


What is it like to live in Guanajuato? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Guanajuato is a great place to live, especially if you're a student. I highly recommend it, it's an amazing place.

Guanajuato is home to festivals such as "International Cervantes Festival" and GIFF (Guanajuato International Film Festival).

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What is the student lifestyle like in Guanajuato?

Most of the population of Guanajuato are students, mostly from other parts of the republic and abroad. As a student you will always have something to do, cultural and sports events or parties, lots of parties. Students are always throwing big parties, welcome parties, farewell parties, Halloween parties, Valentine's Day parties or just to celebrate that it's Thursday (Thursday is the night people go out usually).

How much does it cost to live in Guanajuato?

Living in Guanajuato as a student isn't very expensive, you spend about $5, 000 Mexican pesos (€300/$350 USD), including rent, a month.

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Was it difficult to find accommodation in Guanajuato? Do you have any advice?

It's easy to find accommodation in Guanajuato. I recommend you live near the centre, as everything you need is there (materials, books, all different types of food), especially if you like to party, because that's where all the nightlife is.

You can buy "Chopper" magazine to help you find accommodation, they advertise loads of rooms and houses which are available to rent.

There are also groups on Facebook where you can find more ads:

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What is the food like there? What are some of your favourite dishes?

The typical Guanajuato dish is enchiladas mineras. But my favorite Mexican food is chiles en nogada. And of course, if you come to Mexico you have to try tacos. But I have to warn you that most of the food is spicy, so eat it at your own risk.

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Where would you recommend to visit in Guanajuato?

One of the places that most represents Guanajuato is Callejón del beso (Kiss Alley), there's a forbidden love story behind this place, you have to go with your boyfriend/girlfriend and kiss him/her, it's bad luck not to.

The University's main building is beautiful. Other places, like Pípila, Las momias (yes, we have mummies here), Alhóndiga de Granaditas, Juarez Theatre, and much more...

And to eat in Guanajuanto? What are some of your favourite places to go?

For typical Mexican food, the market is the best place for it. But if you'd prefer to go to a restaurant, my favourite is Santo Café. And if you want to have the best coffee you'll ever have, you have go to Café tal.

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Where would you recommend for a night out in Guanajuato?

For partying, it depends what kind of music you like. What we do in Guanajuanto is something called "barear", which means going from bar to bar.

My favorite is Bar Fly, they play reggae music there, there's also Los Lobos where they play rock music and Why not? is a good place because they have a wide variety of music.

If you like electronic music, go to the Grill, but personally I don't like at all. They have a dress code and sometimes you have to pay up to $300 pesos to get in.

And lastly, you can go to La Dama de las Camelias, where they play salsa music.

Do you have any advice for future students in Guanajuato?

If you come to Guanajuato, you will not regret it. I would also recommend you don't just stay in Guanajuato city, you should visit other cities in the state, like San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo and León.


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