Location and population
Guanajuato is the Capital city of the state bearing the same name. It is located at 21°02'N, 101°28'W, and 370 km (230 miles) northwest of Mexico City, with an elevation of 1,996 m (6,550 ft) above sea level. The 2005 census population of the municipality of Guanajuato was 153,364 people. Guanajuato is the home city of muralist Diego Rivera (more information in wikipedia and artsy.net) and UNESCO has declared Guanajuato a world heriatage city
The state of Guanajuato borders the states of San Luis Potosí to the north, Querétaro to the east, Michioacán to the south, and Jalisco to the west. It has an area of 30,589 square kilometers (11,810.5 sq mi). In the 2005 census, the state had a population of 4,893,812 people.
How to get to Guanajuato
The closest airport serving Guanajuato is Aeropuerto Internacional del Bajío (BJX) located between the cities of León and Silao and about 20 km (or 12 miles) from Guanajuato.
International airlines serving this airport with non-stop flights include Aeromexico, American Airlines and Continental Airlines. You can fly as well to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and then to Guanajuato (BJX).
You can also fly to Mexico City and then take a bus. ETN buses to Guanajuato depart from Mexico City International Airport and from Terminal del Norte. The bus ride from Mexico City to Guanajuato is around 5 hours.
How to get to CIMAT
Follow this google map to drive from the tollhouse at the entrance of Guanajuato city to CIMAT.
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CIMAT is located in the Valenciana suburbs, 15 to 20 minutes away from downtown. If you are driving from downtown Guanajuto, follow the map located here.