Irapuato is a Mexican city located at the foot of the Arandas mountain in the south central region of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. It lies between the Silao River and the Guanajuato River, a tributary of the Lerma River.


Fountain of Dancing Water – The fountain, which was inaugurated on December 21, 2004, stands in the central plaza of Irapuato. Every night there is a light, music and water show. The fountain is lit up in a rainbow of colors, and the jets provide a choreographed show accompanied by music.

Irapuato Zoo – The Irapuato Zoo, which is located on the outskirts of the city, is home to 103 mammals, 271 birds, and various species of fish.

John Paul II Monument – Bronze statue of Pope John Paul II, located in the Miguel Hidalgo square next to the Irapuato Cathedral. The bronze sculpture has a steel skeleton and has a weight of 300 kg.

Irapuato Cathedral – The cathedral was built in 16th century in the baroque style. The outside facade is also baroque. The interior is in the neoclassical architectural style. The cathedral is laid out in the traditional Latin Cross style.

Dolphin (or Florentine) Fountain – In 1864, Archduke Maximilian of Hapsburg donated three bronze Florentine fountains to the state of Guanajuato. These fountains are located in lrapuato, Leon and the city of Guanajuato.

Sun Clock – The clock is over a century old and it is located in the Juan Alvarez Square. The clock is elevated on a pedestal and column.