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Mexico’s second-largest city is a fun-loving travel destination of wide-brimmed sombreros, tequila shots and mariachi music. Along with being a financial and tech hub in Latin America, Guadalajara is a crowd-pleaser, thanks to its year-round cultural festival and sports events.

Horse-drawn carriages will take you around the city’s historic centre, replete with neoclassical structures. You can visit Teatro Degollado, a venue for international and traditional Mexican performances. As you make your way through the plazas, you’ll spot the Guadalajara Cathedral, designed in Spanish Renaissance-style with neo-Gothic spires. Hop off your carriage to explore curious installations, sculptures and fountains speckled around the different squares in this district.

The capital of the state of Jalisco is dotted with several museums, trailing the cultural and historical legacy of the city. On your Guadalajara trip, stop by Hospicio Cabañas to admire José Clemente Orozco’s modernist murals spread over the UNESCO-listed hospital complex. You can browse through the archeological exhibits and artworks depicting the Spanish conquest at the Regional Museum of Guadalajara. To trace the artistic journey of the city through breathtaking murals, paintings and exhibitions, visit the Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara.

This upbeat Mexican city is the homeland of tequila. You can board the Jose Cuervo Express® and enjoy a train journey to La Rojeña, one of the oldest active distilleries in Latin America. Through this experience, you’ll get to visit agave fields and sip on some tequila-based cocktails.


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Language Spanish
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There is so much to learn about the establishment of...

March 18, 2023

There is so much to learn about the establishment of Guadalajara City and the buildings in the Centro Historico. I recommend taking an organized walking tour - especially the one offered at sunset to avoid the daytime heat. Visit Instituo Cabanas, the Cathedral, the government building, San Juan de Dios market & walk the many interesting side streets. If you're not up for walking take either the city bus tour or hire a horse drwn carriage in the city centre.

genius79 Mexico

Enjoyed the vibrant city, architecture, churches, shopping...

February 26, 2023

Enjoyed the vibrant city, architecture, churches, shopping and museums and people watching Really enjoyed side trip to nearby towns Tlaquepaque for gift shops and galleries and to Tonala for a huge street market on Thursday and Sunday, worth the trip

Emmanuel Canada

I love visiting this city for work and leisure it has much...

February 25, 2023

I love visiting this city for work and leisure it has much to do and see ! I recommend taxing a taxi or Uber not renting a car as it can get busy in traffic and parking ! They are many wonderful restaurants , shops and tourist areas of interest ! We love coming to Guadalajara !

Anonymous Mexico

As Mexico's second largest city, GDL is a great choice.

February 20, 2023

As Mexico's second largest city, GDL is a great choice. It offers rich cultural heritage, extensive shopping, wonderful art and food - all with less city to deal with. The architecture is amazing, and each neighborhood has it's own signature offering. It's also a great launch pad to nearby areas, such as Lake Chapala.

Leslie United States of America

We spent 5 days in Guadalajara.

February 14, 2023

We spent 5 days in Guadalajara. We went on an excellent guided walk with Walter from GuruWalk. We would recommend going to the Hospicio Cabañas and for a different experience the huge market! The torta ahogada (drowned sandwich)are delicious and available at lots of stalls on the ground level of the market. We caught a bus to the Termal Cosalá spa in La Paz (on Lake Chapala) and spent a day bathing in hot pools “flavoured” with oats, lavender, wine or rosemary! We also caught a local bus to Tlaquepaque to experience the Sunday market - another not to be missed experience!

Gillian France

Could be a nice city for some but the city has an air...

February 3, 2023

Could be a nice city for some but the city has an air quality issue (a lot of air pollution from cars). For me, I did not like that and decided to leave the city after a small visit. I think the city could have many things and a lot to offer for some people but at this time I was not inclined to stay around. Some areas feel and look a bit like areas of Europe.

Mike United States of America

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