Guanajuato Capital

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http://www.visitguanajuato.com.mx/en/historia/
Guanajuato is a beautiful mining town, the Jewel of America, which owes its fame and fortune to the discovery of rich veins of gold and silver. In pre-Hispanic times the region was inhabited by nomadic tribes called Chichimecas. In 1541 he gave the first Spanish incursions in this territory and was officially founded in 1570. In 1741, Guanajuato received the title of City by King Philip V of Spain. During the regime of President Benito Juarez, Guanajuato was temporarily the capital of the Republic. In 1903 General Porfirio Diaz, then president of Mexico, opened the Juarez Theater, the Legislative Palace, the Peace Monument, the Monument to Hidalgo and the Barrage of Hope. In 1945, the State College became the University of Guanajuato. In 1953 he began to represent the Cervantinos Starters in 1972 that led to the creation of the highest artistic and cultural event in Latin America, the International Cervantino Festival.Guanajuato City Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Guanajuato, historically and culturally, is one of the most important cities, which together with the atmosphere emanating from its old buildings, enveloping visitors. Their unrivaled walking serenade din filled the squares and streets. Your communication based underground streets and tunnels make the capital of the state a unique attraction in the world.
For its historical monuments and Adjacent Mines, Guanajuato was declared by UNESCO in December 1988, City Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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Historia de Guanajuato
Guanajuato es una hermosa ciudad minera, Joya de América, que debe su fama y su fortuna al descubrimiento de ricas vetas de oro y plata. En la Época Prehispánica la región estuvo habitada por tribus nómadas denominadas Chichimecas. En 1541 se dieron las primeras incursiones españolas a este territorio y oficialmente fue fundada en 1570. En el año de 1741 Guanajuato recibió el título de Ciudad por el rey Felipe V de España. Durante el régimen del presidente Benito Juárez, Guanajuato fue temporalmente capital de la República. En 1903 el general Porfirio Díaz, entonces presidente de México, inauguró el Teatro Juárez, el Palacio Legislativo, el Monumento a la Paz, el Monumento a Hidalgo y la Presa de la Esperanza. En 1945 el Colegio del Estado se convirtió en la Universidad de Guanajuato. En 1953 se empiezan a representar los Entremeses Cervantinos que dieron origen en 1972, a la creación del máximo evento artístico y cultural de América Latina, el Festival Internacional Cervantino.

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