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Bonito León

León de los Aldama, founded on January 20, 1576, also known as the “Pearl of the Bajío región” is a dynamic city located in the center of the Mexican Republic, in the State of Guanajuato. Its centuries-old industrial and artisan tradition has allowed it to earn the noble title of “World Capital of Leather and Footwear”. In addition to hosting several renowned events such as the “Festival Internacional del Globo, the Rally, the Fería de León y Sapica (the Leather and Footwear Show), León is a leading shopping and meeting tourism destination that offers large commercial areas dedicated to the sale of leather goods and footwear, as well as one of the five most important fairgrounds in the country, the Políforum. It proudly has the largest cultural space in the Mexican Republic, the Cultural Forum, which houses the avant-garde Museum of Art and History of Guanajuato, the modern Bicentennial Theater, the Calzada de los Artes, the Mateo Herrera auditorium, the transparent Central Library State Wigberto Jímenez and the Department of Cultural Studies of the University of Guanajuato. Starting from the Cultural Forum, the Pedestrian Route allows you to quietly walk through the recently renovated historic city center, passing by the “Puente del Amor”, the imposing “Arco de la Calzada”, the famous “Panteón Taurino”, the majestic “Templo Expiatorio” and the pleasant Madero street embroidered with attractive cafes, restaurants and architectural buildings. In the zocalo, in the shade of its harmonically carved trees and under its beautiful neoclassical arches, the visitor will have the option of going to a shoe bowler, trying the cebadina, the traditional Leonese refreshing drink, visiting the MIL (Museum of Leonese Identities), the Diego Rivera house of culture or remember the song of José Alfredo Jímenez that contributed so much to spread the fame of our city “Bonito León Guanajuato …”

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