3 mos in darling casita in uniquely Mexican city
Submitted: October 19, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
We loved it! Casa San Roque offers location, comfort, security and cultural immersion. A cozy casita perfectly suited for those who want to feel the authentic pulse of Mexican life. Situated in the very heart of this ancient Spanish colonial city, it is easy walking distance to everything in the centro one would want to see or need to do. At the intersection of two pedestrian-only streets, there are no fumes or traffic noises from cars, trucks or buses. The sounds of daily life in a small Mexican city are all around. Children play games in the street; bells toll; dogs bark; gas and water men call out their presence in the neighborhood. In the evening, Renaissance-garbed troubadours (“estudiantinas”) stroll by serenading their following tourists just beneath the windows. Street musicians, actors and mimes play in the plazuelas. Fortunately, the sleeping hours between 11:00 p.m. and 8 a.m. are usually serenely quiet.
Your living and sleeping quarters, filled with folk art from all around the world, are high above the bustle of the street, affording you the option of observing the pageant below from a safe and secure vantage point, or else opening the door and joining the locals going about their daily activities. The casa is light and bright, nicely furnished, with a generously outfitted kitchen, comfortable beds, and a wonderful housekeeper! The owner is lovely to communicate with and happy to help in any way.
Guanajuato is an amazing city of more pedestrian lanes than streets. We were amazed to find so many cultural opportunities: symphony, classical concerts, movies, lectures, plays, and national/international talent performing in Teatro Juarez. The Guanajuato International Film Festival and the International Cervantes Festival are worth planning an entire trip around. We walked everywhere day and evening enjoying the street life, the parks and plazas, markets, restaurants, music, etc. A few restaurants we enjoyed: Mestizos, Casa Valadez, Chao Bella, El Abue.
Owner's Response: As our guests discovered, Guanajuato is a "happening" Mexican culture. We hope you can stay in our house and enjoy exploring this colonial city.
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