Guadalajara is much more than just
a city, it is the best representation of life in México.
The "City of the Roses" is known for its beauty,
and is the second largest metropolis of the Republic, exceeding
190 square kilometers and inhabited by a population of over
four million. The area contains four municipalities: Guadalajara,
Tonalá, Tlaquepaque and Zapopan. The capital of the
State of Jalisco is 1,545 meters above sea level and the climate
is like an extended spring season.
Besides being beautiful and filled with history, Guadalajara
is a perfect place to have fun, since it has a variety of
entertainment centers such as funfairs, huge parks, movie
theaters, theaters, restaurants, show centers and much more.
Don’t miss these attractions!
- HISTORIC DISTRICT: Guadalajara was founded in 1542 by
Nuño de Guzmàn. At the Historic District you
can find the Teatro Degollado, the Municipal Palace, the
Government Palace, the Public Square Plaza Guadalajara,
the Guadalajara Regional Museum, the cathedral, the Arms
Square and the Illustrious Men Rotonda.
- CABAÑAS CULTURAL INSTITUTE: Initially an orphanage
and a center for the homeless, this colonial building is
currently and Arts and Cultural Center. You can Admire José
Clemente Orozco’s “Man of Fire”. Orozco
is one of Mexico’s greatest artists; he painted this
masterpiece on the dome over the mayor chapel.
- CHAPALA LAKE AND AJIJIC. Chapala is Mexico’s largest
and most beautiful lake. Ajijic is a quaint and scenic town
with a large community of retired U.S. and Canadian residents.
- PLAZA TAPATÍA: Opened in 1982, this shopping and
recreation center consists of six walkways and closed streets
where you can find restaurants, stores and public buildings.
- TLAQUEPAQUE: A must! Here you will find a wide variety
of handicrafts, enjoy typical Mexican dishes and of course
the world famous Tequila accompanied by Mariachi music.
- TONALA: Its translated name, “Place where the sun
rises” gives you the essence of this picturesque villa.
Lasting tradition and the creativity of its people are reflected
in the beauty of Tonala’s crafts whose shapes, colors
and liveliness are modeled after the sun.
Other places of interest include: The Arches Monument, Minerva
Fountain, Republic Square, Heroic Boys Monument, Expiatory
Church, Metropolitan Cathedral, Government Palace, Liberation
Square, Agua Azul Park, Guadalajara Zoo, Nuevo Progreso bullfighting
ring, Severo Díaz Planetarium, Bosque Los Colomos Park,
Huentitan Canyon, Puerto Vallarta, Tequila, Museo Centro Arte
Moderno de Guadalajara, Tapalpa and Mazamitla Mountains, Two
golf courses, and Magic Jungle Theme Park.
Extend your stay and discover the many attractions that Guadalajara
has to offer!