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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of León

Conveniently situated just four minutes from the Poliforum León convention center and a 23-minute drive from Guanajuato International Airport (BJX), the Radisson offers an ideal home base for business and leisure travelers alike. Get a taste of León’s vibrant arts scene with a visit to Casa de la Cultura Diego Rivera, or attend a showstopping performance at the renowned Teatro del Bicentenario. You can also find family-friendly things to do, such as perusing the exhibits at Zoo León or strolling along the Plaza Mayor. Looking for some fast-paced, athletic excitement? You can catch a professional soccer match at Estadio León or experience thrills from the sidelines of the Rally Guanajuato Corona motor race.

Shopping:

  • Zona Piel (Leather Zone) (3.1 km)
    Shop for locally produced leather shoes, jackets, purses, wallets and other accessories at the impressive Zona Piel. When you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy food from a number of eateries, such as Restaurant Vicky’s and Peperonata.
    Phone: +52 (477) 763-4159
  • Centro Comercial Altacia (Altacia Mall) (3.7 km)
    Browse the racks of nearly 120 stores, including H&M, Zara and Forever 21, at this popular shopping center. Then catch the latest Hollywood flick at the on-site movie theater.
    Phone: +52 (477) 167-6531
  • MULZA Outlet del Calzado (MULZA Footwear Outlet) (7.2 km)
    Outfit your family’s feet at this expansive outlet mall that features more than 450 top shoe brands, including Vans, Nike and Puma. You can also peruse a variety of leather goods, cosmetics and accessories.
    Phone: +52 (477) 167-5442
  • Plaza Mayor (8.5 km)
    This charming mall offers around 195 shops, along with trendy restaurants and tranquil outdoor seating for when you need a rest.
    Phone: +52 (477) 773-4916

History and culture:

  • Museum of Art and History of Guanajuato (1.7 km)
    This fascinating educational center features paintings from the 20th century that showcase the history of Guanajuato. You can also take a walk through the sculpture garden, which features replicas of important Greek and Roman works.
  • Biblioteca Central Estatal Wigberto Jiménez Moreno (Wigberto Jiménez Moreno State Central Library) (2.6 km)
    This unique library in Guanajuato offers more than 170,000 volumes in addition to educational workshops and guided visits.
  • Casa de la Cultura Diego Rivera (Diego Rivera House of Culture) (4.5 km)
    Helping to promote the advancement of the arts, this center offers dance lessons, theater classes and craft sessions, all open to the general public.
    Phone: +52 (477) 714-3350 and 713-6407

Family fun:

  • Explora Centro de Ciencias (Explora Science Center) (2.7 km)
    From mesmerizing films on Mexico’s largest IMAX screen to six themed rooms with dozens of interactive exhibits, the Explora Centro de Ciencias offers a fun, educational experience for the whole family. 
    Phone: +52 (477) 711-6711
  • León Tour (4.1 km)
    This guided tour brings travelers through the cultural, religious and shopping highlights found around León. 
    Phone: +52 (477) 158-8405
  • Zoo León (10.1 km)
    View animals from around the world—from leopards and jaguars to eagles and bears—when you make a trip to this family-friendly zoo.
    Phone: +52 (477) 210-2335
  • Parque Metropolitano de León (León Metropolitan Park) (12.2 km)
    This 832-acre park provides the ideal landscape for walking, jogging, biking, camping and animal-watching. If you visit in the fall, don’t miss the International Balloon Festival. 
    Phone: +52 (477) 717-4410

Arts and entertainment:

  • Estadio León (León Stadium) (1.4 km)
    Host of the 1970 and 1986 World Cup championships, this sports stadium now serves as the home field of Club León, the popular Liga MX soccer team.
    Phone: +52 (477) 711-9293
  • Teatro del Bicentenario (2 km)
    This magnificent theater is one of the leading venues for opera, music, theater and dance in León.
    Phone: +52 (477) 267-2150
  • Poliforum León (2.1 km)
    This expansive convention center hosts a wide range of business, recreational and cultural events in León.
    Phone: +52 (477) 710-7000
  • Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario (Guanajuato Bicentennial Park) (38.2 km)
    Built to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the independence of Mexico, this recreational complex displays exhibits about Mexican art, culture and entertainment.
    Phone: +52 (472) 723-8000