Juárez Theater (Teatro Juárez) faces Jardín Unión; street parking in the vicinity is very limited. Very European in appearance, it is a deliciously opulent reminder of Guanajuato's late 19th-century prosperity. The exterior is impressive, with tall columns, ascending steps, branching lampposts, bronze lions and statues of the Greek muses at the roof line.
Inside there are four levels of seating, private boxes and a smoking room with circular velvet settees, heavy drapes and a marble floor. The Moorish-style ornamentation includes dazzlingly intricate red-and-gold patterns on the walls and ceiling. It's a suitably grand setting for performances associated with October's Cervantino International Arts Festival.