Guadalajara, the most Mexican of Mexico’s cities, offers tourists and travelers alike a wide range of traditional and contemporary attractions to ensure a fulfilling and enjoyable visit to Mexico’s second largest city.
Thanks to a substantial student population, Guadalajara is also a growing attraction for the younger generation and guarantees many a lively Tequila fueled night out at any of the spirited bars or nightclubs that scatter the city. Jalisco state is also a hotbed of adventure sports such as surfing and paragliding.
Guadalajara is located in the state of Jalisco in the center of Mexico. It is 350 miles west of Mexico City. If you would like to combine your visit to Guadalajara with some time on the beach Puerto Vallarta is a good choice (a three and a half hours drive away).
Tequila Express: a train that leaves Guadalajara in the morning and returns in the evening, with visits to the town of Tequila and tequila producing plants. Of course there's plenty of tequila to taste and mariachi music on the journey.
Mercado Libertad Make sure to leave room in your suitcase for some handicrafts because there are some beautiful pieces you won't want to leave behind.This market is considered Latin America's largest enclosed market.
Instituto Cabañas: it is a cultural and art center where the fresco paintings of Jose Clemente Orozco are exhibited and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
Guadalajara Cathedral It is called Catedral de la Asunción de María Santísima. It is built in the Renaissance style with neo-gothic towers.
Tlaquepaque: It is about 30 minutes from Guadalajara's downtown and about 20 minutes from the airport. It has an important shopping district as it is a main arts and crafts center within Mexico. The old town offers many interesting restaurants, galleries and bars. It's a great place to enjoy a cool drink on a hot day and listen to good music in a very Mexican setting.
Degollado theater: it is known for its diverse performances and artistic design. It is located on a downtown plaza on the street Belen between Hidalgo Avenue and Morelos Avenue in the city of Guadalajara. Many performances (from cultural Mexican dances to international operas) take place at this building. Meant to be a monument of Guadalajara's culture, the theater was inaugurated on September 1866; breathing life through its innovating artistic beauty.