Leon (Guanajuato state) Leon, the largest city in the state of Guanajuato, was founded in 1576. Today, it is the leading shoe-manufacturing city in Mexico. Most of the city's buildings are colonial in architectural style. Flowering plazas, fine old buildings around the central square, a colorful market, and a pedestrian mall add to the city's charm.

Convention Centers: Conexpo Leon has 270,000 square feet of exhibit space on three levels: an exposition area of 228,000 square feet, a convention area of 26,000 square feet, and an auditorium of 30,000 square feet.

Attractions: Leon is also a sports center, featuring Leon Stadium and the extensive Ciudad Deportiva (Sports City), a complex that includes a soccer stadium, running tracks, a baseball field, and a gymnasium. Comanjilla, a hot springs resort with sulfur baths, is 15 miles east.