Basilica de Guadalajara

The Guadalajara Cathedral was erected in 1618 on the remains of an older predecessors. After the earthquake of 1818, the towers and the dome collapsed. The next cathedral was again destroyed by an earthquake in 1849. The present "Basilica de Guadalajara" was built in 1854. 

Plaza de Armas

The "Plaza de Armas" is the main square of Guadalajara, here you will find the famous "Palacio de Gobierno". There is a beautiful pavilion made of cast iron, in the middle of the square. The place still exudes the colonial atmosphere of "Nueva Espana". 

Instituto Cultural de Cabañas

The building complex with 23 courtyards is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. What makes the former hospital so special is the size of the "Instituto Cultural de Cabañas", the number of patios and the exceptional ceiling paintings by José Clemente Orozco.     

Plaza de los Mariachis

This is where the famous mariachi music comes frome. Men's combo in colorful suits with huge sombreros who playfully pull the guitar, violin and trumpet through the streets. Mexico like in a picture book.

Palacio de Gobierno

The Renaissance-style "Palacio de Gobierno" was built in 1744. The Building is famous for its impressive mural by José Clemente Orozco in the stairway. The painting of 1937 shows the revolutionary "Miguel Hidalgo" with a torch in his hand as a fighter for the people and freedom. 

Palacio Municipal

The Palacio Municipal is the town hall of the city of Guadalajara. The original building was erected as early as 1542, but today's building was completed in 1952. The beautiful courtyard is worth a visit. 

Teatro Degollado

Governor Santos Degollado laid the foundation stone for the theater in 1856. After he was killed in 1861 at the Battle of Llanos de Salazar, the classicist building was named after him. In 1866 the building was officially opened with an opera.   

Plaza Tapatia

In the historic center of Guadalajara, there are only a few good modern buildings. An exception is the Tapatia Square on Paseo Hospicio, which is the spacious pedestrian zone between the Cathedral and the Instituto Cultural de Cabañas.   

Mercado Libertad

In the big market hall San Juan de Dios, there is hustle and bustle. Fruits and vegetables are sold, but also a lot of colorful stuff like sombreros, plastic flowers and clothes. It's still fun to rummage around here, it's so pretty messy. 


Calzada Independencia Sur


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