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Guanajuato is named after the Gauchicls tribal group whose name means “head painted red” and their territory extended from Saltillo in the north to San Felipe in the south.


Surrounding States: 

N – San Luis Potosi

E – Queretaro

S – Michoacan

W – Jalisco


Created:  December 20, 1823                     Municipalities of Guanajuato - Wikipedia

State Capital: 

Guanajuato   1823 – present


Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) – Guanajuato


Location:  Paseo de la Presa 166 / Parque Antillon

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Spanish Baroque

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces *** and is three story Guanajuato green coloured sandstone structure. The building is located at to the southeast of the centre of the city. The building stands on the site of the old house of the Marquis of San Clemente, which house was destroyed by a flood. The building evokes European elegance.


Old Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo) – Guanajuato



Location:  Paza de la Paz #77

Built:  1831

Style:  Neo-Clasical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story structure. The building  is located at  in the city centre. The building housed the State Congress (Honorable Congreso del Estado de Guanajuato). The building was inaugurated in 1903 by President Portirio Diaz. The façade is neoclassic and the interior has art nouveau influences. The building now houses the Museo Palacio de los Poderes.


Justice Palace (Palacio de Justicia) – Guanajuato



Location:  Circuito Superior Pozuelos 1

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story yellow coloured concrete structure. The building is located at to the south of Monumento al Barretro, south of the city centre. The building sits on a low hill and the buildings ascend the hill. The building fhouses the Tribunal Superior de Justica.



Government Palace





Old Legislative Palace





Justice Palace



Photos taken 2005