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Guanajuato is a city of about 175,000 located between Guadalajara and Mexico City. It has very old mines (La Valenciana produced 30% of the world's silver for 250 years — Wikipedia), a university established in 1732, a 19th century opera house (Teatro Juáres), a Cervantes festival (every year in the Fall), and a famous grain exchange building — the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, which is now a museum of Mexican history. In 1810 the heads of four fathers of independence (Hidalgo, Allende, Jiménez, and Aldama) were put on spikes on the outside corners of the Alhóndiga for ten years — until Independence. Plaza Fernando (below) is one of the many colourful corners of the city.