17. 04. 2016.

UNESCO - Historic Town Of Guanajuato, Mexico

Actually the full title of this whs would include the adjecent mines, but as they are not visible here I have chosen to shorten it. Muchas gracias Eddy, really happy to have this in my collection :)

The cultural landscape of the Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines comprises a superb collection of Neoclassical and Baroque buildings as well as the industrial infrastructure for an extensive silver mine all set in a remarkable landscape of hills and deep winding valleys at an altitude of 2,084 metres.
In the mid-16th century, Spaniards discovered rich outcrops of silver in the hills of Guanaxhuata in central Mexico - by the 18th century, Guanajuato had become the world’s largest silver-extraction centre, and the impressive Baroque buildings like the Teatro Juárez, Hidalgo Market and the Alhondiga de Granaditas reflected its wealth. The churches of La Compañia (1745-1765) and La Valenciana (1765-1788) are considered to be masterpieces of the Mexican Churriguesresque style.

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