Puente del Campanero

The campanero, or bell ringer’s bridge is an outstanding feature of the street of the same name. The bridge crosses over the street and connects to the famous callejón del tecolote, famous for its steep slope and the fact that it was down this sheer alleyway that Miguel Hidalgo and his army of insurgents came rushing on September 28, 1810 to take the city of Guanajuato. In 1844 and then again in 1878, the angle of the ramp was actually flattened and its height was reduced by several meters in order to make it more accessible. Today, the bridge leading to it forms part of a restaurant, so you can sit and enjoy a coffee as you soak up the view below.

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