La Universidad de Guanajuato

(The University of Guanajuato)

The University of Guanajuato was founded in 1732 and was formerly a Jesuit seminary. The original churrigueresque church, La Compañía, still stands next door. The facade of the university building, built in 1955, was designed to blend in with the town's architecture. While the university is rich in history, they are quite modern in their course offerings. A visit to their website shows that they offer distance learning classes and use Blackboard course management software.

A view of the university from a street corner.


A closer view.


A view of the front facade and steps to the main entrance.


Inside the university on the main floor.


The library entrance in the University of Guanajuato.


A peek inside the library.

A view of the university from the Pípila monument.

A view of the new campus of the university (zoomed in) from La Valenciana.

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