Guadalajara, the second largest metropolis in Mexico, is actually the union of three cities. The result is a fascinating neighborhood mosaic with its own atmosphere and charm.
You will be surprised by its modern shopping centers and nightclubs located a few meters from the historic center, whose architecture and murals come from the colonial era. You can also disconnect in its parks or in the nearby Bosque de la Primavera.
If you travel during the first week of September, don't miss the Festival Internacional del Mariachi. The city, considered the place of origin of this musical genre, offers restaurants with live music and bands playing in the streets and in the most popular places.
The downtown area is the oldest part and possibly where you will spend most of your time. It stands out for the narrow streets and for its admirable architectural monuments, such as the Cathedral and the Palacio Municipal of Guadalajara.
Tlaquepaque, integrated now in Guadalajara, deserves a visit. In it you can buy traditional works of art and ceramics. If you like pottery, the Premio Nacional de la Cerámica is a must. In addition, El Parián is a large building with several restaurants and live music.
Guadalajara is one of those cities that impresses from the first moment, its traditions, culture and gastronomy make the “Perla Tapatia” one of the favorite places of daring travelers who seek to live Mexico to the fullest. What do you expect to book with Alamo Mexico and travel by car to all the places that this beautiful city offers you? We are sure it will be an unforgettable experience.
- The Catedral de Guadalajara is the main building in the city. It is located in the Plaza de Armas, it has centuries of history and remains firm, although worn, after having survived several earthquakes. Its serene interior decoration, which includes fascinating stained glass and altarpieces, wraps every visitor. In its surroundings are the Palacio de Gobierno and the Rotonda monument of the Jaliscienses Ilustres.
- The Instituto Cultural Cabañas is one of the oldest and most famous hospital complexes in America. It was designed in the 18th century to rival its European counterparts. Inspired by Les Invalides de Paris, it maintains its initial grandeur and hosts impressive murals by José Clemente Orozco, imposing sculptures on the facade, a striking chapel and hallways converted into exhibition spaces.
- Agua Azul Park is the oasis of Guadalajara. Perfect for walking, running, casual sports or simply disconnecting in nature, it welcomes many locals and tourists. The Paleontological Museum, the Teatro Experimental de Jalisco and the Orchid House are in its surroundings.
- Product of the Mexican theater movement of the 1800s, the Teatro Degollado is a great neoclassical enclosure full of splendor. Its monumental exterior is only a small preview of its incomparable interior. Stunning paintings line the golden hallways, while the red velvet armchairs in the performance hall are as elegant as the spaces are immense.
- The Guadalajara Zoo is considered the most important in Latin America, home to a wide variety of animals from around the world. From local species to strange creatures from the ends of the earth, ita allows you to discover copies never seen. Komodo dragons, white lions and giant turtles, among others, are some of its inhabitants.
But that’s not all
- If you visit this emblematic city you cannot miss the opportunity to make a tourist circuit through Tlaquepaque and the Tequila Factory.
- If adventure is your thing, an excursion to the Volcán de Fuego is an excellent option.
- Do not forget to take a tour on the Lago de Chapala.
- Do you know the culture of tequila? In José Cuervo Express you can live the experience.
- A visit to the Museum of the Arts of the University of Guadalajara can not miss in your itinerary.