Conoce el centro histórico de Guadalajara

The state of Jalisco has many places to visit and its capital, the city of Guadalajara, is not far behind, since in the pearl of Guadalajara you can find all kinds of tourist attractions to enjoy with the whole family. Did you know that the cathedral of Guadalajara has secret tunnels? or that a river runs under it? That is why, in addition to discovering different places to visit in the pearl of the West, you will also learn a little about the history and traditions of our beautiful city.

Degollado Theatre

The Degollado Theater was built in the mid-19th century. Its construction and design were carried out by the architect from Guadalajara, Jacobo Gálvez. The Degollado Theater is currently the headquarters of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, and it is also periodically the stage for concerts, cultural events, dance performances, recitals, among others. Its neoclassical architecture and its works of art that allude to the fourth song of the divine comedy that are found in the vault of the building will amaze you. In addition to the events you can attend, they have tourist visits from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and a bookstore where you can buy different products.
Location: Belén s/n, between Morelos and Hidalgo streets, Historic Center Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Ticket office phone: 01 (33) 3614-4773

San Juan de Dios Market

In the Mercado Libertad or better known as Mercado San Juan de Dios, it was inaugurated on December 30, 1958, its design was carried out by the architect Alejandro Zohn. Here you will find all kinds of products, handicrafts, clothing, movies, electronic devices, shoes, typical food, toys, etc. The market is divided into 3 levels:

  • First level: Groceries, Crafts, typical sweets.
  • Second level: Food (restaurants, fondas)
  • Third level: Clothing, movies, music, computer equipment, electronics, etc.

If you want to shop for handicrafts from Jalisco, this is a good place to go, you can also taste some typical dish from Guadalajara, and best of all, it is open every day. Location: Av. Javier Mina S/N, San Juan de Dios, 44380 Guadalajara, Jal

Roundabout of the Illustrious Jaliscienses

The Rotunda of the Illustrious Jaliscienses is a monument built in 1952 by the architect Vicente Mendiola, the idea of ​​this monument is to pay homage to all those outstanding figures in art, literature and science who left their mark on the city of Guadalajara. A monument that houses 98 urns of illustrious Jaliscienses through a quarry ring that has the legend "Jalisco to its enlightened children" and this ring is supported by 17 fluted columns, a place that you have to visit.
Location: Av. Fray Antonio Alcalde 108, Downtown, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal.

Museo de Cera

The Wax Museum was inaugurated in 1994, it is very close to the degollado theater, it has 12 thematic rooms and 160 figures are exhibited, among them political and historical figures, artists, athletes, etc. It has a parcel service, cafeteria, candy store, souvenir shop, photography areas.
Location: Morelos no. 217, Plaza de la Liberación, Guadalajara Jalisco C.P. 44100 Tel. 33 3614 8487
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
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Guadalajara's cathedral

The Cathedral of Guadalajara is one of the most representative buildings in the city, its name is Basilica Cathedral of the Asunción de María Santísima, it is the seat of the current archdiocese. The construction of the cathedral lasted around 50 years, its architecture is in the neo-Gothic style and despite having undergone modifications due to the earthquakes that have occurred, it is still an iconic building in the city.
Location: Av Alcalde 10, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal.

Cabañas Cultural Institute

The Cabañas Cultural Institute or better known as Hospicio Cabañas was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. It was built in 1810 by the architect Manuel Tolsá, Bishop Juan Cruz Ruiz de Cabañas ordered the creation of a shelter for orphans, elderly and homeless. An architectural work of neoclassical style that in its interior houses one of the most important works of José Clemente Orozco, it has 23 patios, 106 rooms, 78 corridors and 2 chapels. Without a doubt, it is one of the most emblematic places in the city of Guadalajara that you have to visit.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cabañas 8, Plaza Tapatía, Col. Las Fresas, Guadalajara, Jal. Tel. 01 (33) 3942-1200. Ext. 31051 y 31009

Templo Expiatorio

The Expiatory Temple of the Holy Sacrament is a building that you must not miss, it is considered the most emblematic work with neo-Gothic style in Mexico, its construction began in 1897 ending 75 years later in 1972, its founders were Pedro Loza and Pardavé, in its interior you will be able to appreciate some enormous stained glass windows that were made by Jaques and Gerard Degusseau from Orleans, France, most of the temple is made of carved stone. The temple clock was imported from Germany.
Location: Calle Manuel López Cotilla 935, Americana, 44160 Guadalajara, Jal.

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