Today was a relatively short drive to the town of Guanajuato. it has a population of 72,000. Guanajuato was founded in 1559 and was a very rich gold and silver mining town. Because of its origins it is built on the side of the hills. It has narrow streets and colorful buildings.
Our bed and breakfast, Casa Zuniga. is set into the side of the mountain overlooking the town. Right now at 9:30 pm it is raining out. We have our balcony door open and can hear the rain and a band playing below us. We can see the lights of the houses on the hills below and across from us and occasionally the lightening illuminates the hills. It is lovely. Earlier we sat out in the sun on the balcony and enjoyed the view of the multicolor houses, the churches and the hills.
Finding Casa Zuniga was a bit of a challenge. I use Google maps and the Lonely Planet maps but I ended up directing Duke up a very strep very narrow road before we asked directions and had to turn around. Finally we saw a little sign and all was well. Casa Zuniga is right next to the funicular that takes us right down into the heart of town.
We went to the museum at Diego Rivera’s birth place and just wandered around. Several tunnels for cars run under the town. They were built in the old river bed.
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