Guanajuato, known as the birthplace of Mexican Independence, Guanajuato is an important stop along Mexico’s Independence route, which also visits the nearby towns of Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato state. You can tour the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, a historic building and monument located in the city center and the site of the first major victory over the Spanish in 1810.

The Mummies.

The city’s most famous tourist attraction is the Mummies of Guanajuato, which are in their own museum on the side of the municipal cemetery in the Tepetapa neighborhood. The Mummy Museum contains a collection of specimens that mummified naturally in the adjoining cemetery.