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Irapuato's historic center

Irapuato is a city in Guanajuato, Mexico.


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By plane[edit]

Del Bajío International (BJX IATA) is the Leon/Guanajanto Airport. It is about 40 minutes drive from Irapuato and has several flights a day from the US (Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, Los Angeles).

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Miguel Hidalgo Square, with Irapuato Cathedral and the Fountain of Dancing Water
  • Miguel Hidalgo Square (Plazuela Miguel Hidalgo, Plaza Principal). Named after Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.
    • 1 Irapuato Cathedral (Catedral de Irapuato), Plazuela Miguel Hidalgo. A Spanish Baroque church built in the 16th century.
    • John Paul II Monument (Monumento al papa Juan Pablo II), Plazuela Miguel Hidalgo (directly next to the cathedral). A bronze statue from 2006, forged from keys donated by the citizens of Irapuato.
    • 2 Fountain of Dancing Water (Fuente de Aguas Danzarinas), Plazuela Miguel Hidalgo.
    • 3 Dolphin Fountain (Fuente de los delfines). One of three Florentine fountains donated in 1864 by the ill-fated Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico. The other two fountains are located in Léon and in Guanajuato.
  • 4 Sun Clock (Reloj del Sol), Plazuela Juan Alvarez. A century-old clock mounted on a column.



  • Plaza Cibeles Mall











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Peralta Archaeological Site
  • 5 [formerly dead link] Peralta Archaeological Site (Zona Arqueológica Peralta), Carretera 90 Pénjamo-Abasolo, San José de Peralta. Tu-Su 10:00-18:00. A pre-Columbian site in use from 300-900 CE. Remains include 22 pyramids, as well as terraced agricultural fields. A small museum is also on site. M$30 (pesos) (adults), M$10 (children 5-12). Peralta (Q7166897) on Wikidata Peralta (Mesoamerican site) on Wikipedia

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