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Gastronomy The Municipality has a great variety of own food of the region as: the mole, the mining enchiladas, the cured meat, the stuffed chiles, the flutes, the tamales, the rather fat ones and the tlacoyos. In addition traditional sweets are elaborated as: dried fruits and in conserve, jamoncillos, coconut sweets, firewood of coconut and cacahuate in the shape of mummy.

Museums Regional museum of History, " Granaditas's Public granary "

In this enclosure stand out his pre­ Hispanic, colonial pieces and of the first times of the independence. Also they can appreciate the murals of the local artist Jose Chávez Morado, inspired by the fight for the independence.

Museum of Route. Center of Historical Interpretation. The Capture of the Public granary Room

Recreates the facts and historical biographical sketch of the beginning the independence movement, as well as the arrival of The Army Insurgent to several municipalities of the entity. Also it illustrates the exploit of the "Pípila" when fire lights at the edge of the Public granary, which facilitated his capture on the part of the insurgents, as well as the surrender of the Spanish who there were.

Museum of the People

Founded in 1979 by the recognized plastic artists Jose Chรกvez Morado and Olga Costa. It exhibits a collection of religious and civil art of the XVIIIth and XIXth century. Stand out also the murals of the teacher Chรกvez Morado, inspired by Guanajuato's history and his constant temporary samples of contemporary art.

Museum Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera hoards more than 100 original pieces of the famous muralist. The museum has been conditioned in the casona of neoclassic style in which the artist was born and lived. This enclosure also possesses temporary rooms for different artistic manifestations.

Museum of the Mummies

this singular and awesome museum exhibits more than one hundred of mummified corpses, the same ones that were found in a fortuitous way in 1865, on works of extension having be realized in the former Municipal Pantheon of the city. The natural mummification of the bodies took place for a series of factors, as the absence of dampness in the subsoil, salinity of the area and the presence of nitrates and alum.

Iconographic museum of the Cuisse

there show themselves engravings, paintings, sculptures and tapestries inspired by the Cuisse of the Spot and his faithful page Sancho Panza, the most famous prominent figures of universal novel Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. The works correspond to artists of the height of Salvador DalĂ­, Paul Picasso, Mario Orozco Rivera, between others.

What to buy

There is made ceramic majolica ware of high quality, silverwork and traditional pottery. In the downtown, in the shops of crafts, it is possible to acquire jeweler's shop of silver and gold, the traditional crafts in the shape of little birds called baroque silverwork.

The indigenous languages most spoken in Guanajuato's condition are: Indigenous language Otomí Chichimeca jonaz Náhuatl Mazahua

Number of inhabitants (year 2010) 3 239 2 142 1 264 818

In Guanajuato, there are 14 835 5­year­old major persons who speak some indigenous language, which represents less 1 % of the population of the entity.

Typical suit

Another interesting aspect now, for the guanajuatenses, but very natural in last times our ancestors, it was the observation of a woman who was accompanying his husband and, often, to his children, in a very special labor that was realized in the suburbs of the mines: to break the stone or ore to load of the silver­bearing metal, to reduce to small chunks easy to process later. There is called this woman "Galereña" for which it is employed at the galleys, and it was carrying a garment formed by several pieces, same that immediately I will describe, because it was so traditional to take it since, throughout the years, she has been considered to be the typical one and as the representative one of the guanajuatense woman.

The description is based on an investigation realized with the corresponding meticulousness of a scientific work: consultation of documents, of elderly persons who managed to see these women carrying the wardrobe that occupies us. The typical Suit of the "Galere単a" guanajuatense was as Skirt of blanket is indicated later on line To余 on this one he was placing another skirt made with red flannel, without embroideries but adorned with green triangles in the waist and along the hem余 to this skirt it was calling him zagalejo. This gown was of daily, homeloving use, but when the woman was going out to the street he was placing on these two skirts a species of bottom of white poplin adorned with olanes, pasalist坦n and strip, since to his time was discovering it with a new skirt of organdy flowery and adorned of behind. This skirt was going on the part of behind a small tail of the same fabric, remembranza of the dressed acquaintances Flemings used by the Spanish women.


From his foundation, important soloists and the directors have collaborated with the OSUG in his seasons of concerts. The OSUG, beside offering thirty annual concerts in his seasons, is the resident orchestra of the International Cervantine Festival.The devotion towards to the music of all the currents and epochs has been a motive of invitations to diverse events and national and international festivals.

The OSUG is an alive testimony of the long cultural tradition of the condition of Guanajuato and of the country. It is the first professional permanent orchestra of a Mexican university. His inaugural concert happened on April 25, 1952 under the baton of the teacher Jose Rodríguez Frausto, who stayed at the head of it for 34 years. In 1986 there assumes the direction the teacher Mario Rodríguez Taboada. In 1992 the OSUG it fuses with the Philharmonic one

of the Shoal to create an alone organization of which there assumes the ownership Héctor Quintanar, who reaches his project of diffusion of the national music with the recording of six compact disks of the collection Mexican Composers, integrated by 32 unpublished works of 23 authors. In 1997 there takes the post Jose Luis Castillo who gave opening to the symphonic digest of the orchestra crossing all the stages of the vast musical spectrum with a particular accent in the contemporary thing.


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