Plaza de Mexiamora

It is perfectly valid to go out to the streets of Guanajuato and walk without a fix destination. Surprises may await you by the turn of a corner. For example, those who walk along the alleys of Ánimas, Gallitos, Cerbatana, Taza, Tambores and el Hinojo end at Plaza Mexiamora.

This square is a beautiful picture of this magical city. Colorful little houses, flowerbeds and a fountain made out of green quarry stone in the middle that invites you to stay and enjoy the moment, surround it.

Originally known as the “Mexia de Mora” square, it is the site where prominent persons were born and have lived like Benito Acosta ―first Mexican aeronaut―, at number 16, and the painter and chronicle writer of Guanajuato, Manuel Leal, who lived at house number 12 among the houses built around the square.

In the afternoons, Mexiamora ―where the neighbor of the area walk by― gets crowded with children elder people and couples of lovers furtively kissing …but not in excess.

One way to see Guanajuato is to simply take to the streets without any particular destination in mind. Surprises lurk around every corner and anyone who heads along any one of the alleys of Ánimas, Gallitos, Cerbatana, Taza, Tambores and el Hinojo will end up at the Plaza Mexiamora.

This square gives a beautiful snapshot of this magical city. Ringed by colorful little low houses, flowerbeds with a green sandstone fountain at its center, the Plaza Mexiamora begs you to stay a while and enjoy the surroundings.

Originally known as the “Plaza Mexia de Mora”, the square has been home to a number of prominent figures, such as Benito Acosta, the first Mexican to fly in a hot air balloon, who was born at number 16, and the painter and Guanajuato chronicler Manuel Leal, who lived at number 12.

The plaza Mexiamora is a must for an after lunch stroll and in the afternoons it fills with playing children, seniors and courting couples and anyone else who wants to enjoy this oasis of calm in the middle of the bustling city.

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