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Guadalajara 2004 CONAHEC’s 9th North American Higher Education Conference  
 March 17-20, 2004 Guadalajara, MexicoConsortium on North American Higher Education Collaboration  



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Guadalajara Attractions

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!