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.
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".
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.
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.