Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines (1988)

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Founded by the Spanish in the early 16th century, Guanajuato became the world's leading silver-extraction centre in the 18th century. This past can be seen in its 'subterranean streets' and the 'Boca del Inferno', a mineshaft that plunges a breathtaking 600 m. The town's fine Baroque and neoclassical buildings, resulting from the prosperity of the mines, have influenced buildings throughout central Mexico. 

Mexico 1974. Silver Statuette from Guanajuato.  

The churches of La Compañía and La Valenciana are considered to be among the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Central and South America. Guanajuato was also witness to events which changed the history of the country.

Mexico 1994. Guanajuato. 350th anniversary of foundation.

  • Mexico 1974. Silver Statuette from Guanajuato. 

  • Mexico 1994. Guanajuato. 350th anniversary of foundation. 

Other World Heritage sites in Mexico (on this website). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Mexico-section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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