Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

My Journey to Mexico (Paid Post by Mexico Tourism From The New York Times)

A multipurpose establishment that includes a variety of shops, eateries and boutiques. The space itself, repurposed from the Casa Cohen mansion by famed architect, interior designer and owner Roy Azar, is worth a visit even if you're not in the mood to shop or eat. (Not dining, though, would be a shame: Doce-18's restaurant, Jacinto 1930, is one of the best in town.) Or, if you have the budget, simply stay the night: The hotel "- is a luxuriant experience like few in the world.

But Guanajuato has more to offer than San Miguel de Allende. Its capital city, also named Guanajuato, is a cultural center in its own right, boasting the enormous university, magnificent performance space (Theater Principal) and the history as storied that of any city in Mexico. Garden of the Union in central Guanajuato is a meeting point for students, performers and artists, and makes for great people-watching day or night.

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Many of Guanajuato's historic buildings have been repurposed without losing their character. A short walk from Jardin de la Union, Mercado Hidalgo is a massive indoor flea market housed in a late-industrial iron structure that resembles an airplane hangar or train station. Stalls line two stories and spill out onto the street, with wares ranging from folk art trinkets to fresh produce.

Above the city, a new winery, Caminos D'vinos, plans to produce a number of varietals in the coming years. "There's a liveliness there," says Tanita. "It was a side of Mexico that I had never seen before." From Caminos D'vinos you can see Guanajuato laid out before you, brightly colored buildings dotting the hills and smattering of ancient mines built like fortresses above the city.

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