Mineral de la Luz, Guanajuato

The Magical Neighborhood of Guanajuato is one of its mining towns, founded in the late 19th century. Discover this charming attraction of the Bajío, located very close to the capital of Guanajuato!

Just 21 kilometers from the state capital, you will find Mineral de la Luz, the Magical Neighborhood of Guanajuato. Known as the “cradle of Independence,” this destination received the distinction from the Secretariat of Tourism, becoming the Magical Neighborhood in Guanajuato.

Discover the Magic of Mineral de la Luz 

Although Mineral de la Luz was founded in the late 19th century, it still retains its charm thanks to its rich natural surroundings. It is an attractive destination due to its architecture, cobblestone streets, adobe houses, old mines, and popular festivals.

What to Do in Mineral de la Luz Magical Neighborhood

San Pedro Apostol Church 

One of the main attractions of this Magical Neighborhood is the impressive Baroque façade of the church, built in the 18th century.

Main Plaza

This site is a favorite among residents as it is a place to gather and relax, especially on weekends. In its center, there is a kiosk where musicians and other artistic expressions are presented.

Museum of Sacred Art 

Opened in 2019, the museum exhibits pieces of folk art and religious ornaments to appreciate the historical memory of this community.

Walk Through Its Streets and Discover Its Mining Past 

Mineral de la Luz maintains adobe facades and cobblestone streets, ideal for a leisurely stroll. The town’s tranquility is part of its charm. You can also visit some of the mines to glimpse the past that brought wealth to the area.


On your next getaway to Guanajuato, plan a visit to this Magical Neighborhood. It only takes a 45-minute drive from the city of Guanajuato. It’s also close to another point of interest: the Cerro del Cubilete, which you can include in your itinerary.

When to Visit

One of the best times to visit Mineral de la Luz is during its festivals when it receives more visitors. The main ones are the National Silver Fair in November and the Chamber Music Festival in July.

Where to Eat

Although it is a destination with few services, you will find small places to satisfy your cravings. Café Lonche El Viejillo (La Galeana 3, Mineral de la Luz) serves various simple dishes, especially breakfasts, for a break during your visit. You will also find some street vendors with corn-based snacks to enjoy the local casual cuisine.

Where to Stay

Near Mineral de la Luz, you will find the Exhacienda Jesús María, home to the highest vineyard in Mexico, located at 2,400 meters above sea level. Camino de Vinos (Carretera Cristo Rey-Sangre de Cristo km 19) is a winery hotel ideal for an experience in the Magical Neighborhood and nearby attractions.

How to Get to Mineral de la Luz

From the city of Guanajuato, you need to drive approximately 40 minutes to reach the Magical Neighborhood. Take highway 110 towards Dolores Hidalgo and continue on Camino a Santa Ana. After 17 kilometers, take Allende, the last 850-meter stretch that will lead you to Mineral de la Luz.


Mineral de la Luz, Guanajuato, México

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