Get to know Guadalajara, Mexico

Get to know Guadalajara, Mexico

The state of Jalisco has many places to visit and his capital, the city of Guadalajara, isn’t the exception, in this city you can find all kinds of tourist attractions to enjoy with the whole family. In the next video of “Yolo Camotes” you will find 20 things that you perhaps might not have known about the city. For example; Do you know that the Cathedral of Guadalajara has got secret tunnels? Or that a river passes below it? That’s why in addition to discovering other places to visit in the Guadalajara city, you will also learn a little about the history and traditions of our beautiful city.

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And if you still have questions about what to do in Guadalajara, we recommend eight places that we love, which are in the mid town of Guadalajara, that we are sure you will enjoy.

The Degollado Theater

The Degollado Theater is a live performance auditorium in Guadalajara city, the theater was built in the mid-nineteenth century, the construction and design were in charge of the architect Tapatío Jacobo Gálvez.

The Degollado theater is currently the headquarters of Philharmonic Orchestra of Jaliscoand periodically it is the setting for concerts, cultural events, dance performances, recitals, among others.

His architecture neoclassical and his works of art that allude to the fourth song of the divine comedy 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 library where you can buy different products.

Location:

Belén s/n, entre calle Morelos e Hidalgo, Centro Histórico

Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

Tel. taquilla: 01 (33) 3614-4773

Oficial website:

https://sc.jalisco.gob.mx/content/teatro-degollado

The Libertad Market

In the Libertad Market or better known as “Mercado San Juan de Dios” was inaugurated on December 30, 1958, its design was made by the architect Alejandro Zohn.

Here you will find all kinds of products, crafts, clothes, movies, electronic devices, shoes, typical food, toys, etc. The market is divided into 3 levels:

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

If you want to buy handicrafts from Jalisco this is a good place to go, you can also taste a dish typical of Guadalajara, and best of all is that it opens every day.

Location:

Av. Javier Mina S/N, San Juan de Dios, 44380 Guadalajara, Jal.

Oficial website:

https://www.sanjuandedios.com.mx/

The roundabout of illustrious Jaliscienses

Image | Juan Palomar Verea

The roundabout of illustrious Jaliscienses is a monument built in 1952 by the architect Vicente Mendiola, the idea of ​​this monument is to honor 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 ring of quarry that has the legend “Jalisco to their enlightened sons” and this ring is supported by 17 fluted columns, a place that you have to visit.

Location:

Av. Fray Antonio Alcalde 108, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal.

The Wax Museum

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The Wax Museum was inaugurated in 1994, it is very close to the Degollado theater, it has 12 thematic rooms and 160 wax figures are exhibited, among them political and historical figures, artists, athletes, etc.

It has parcel service, cafeteria, candy store, souvenir shop, photography areas.

Location: 

Morelos núm. 217, Plaza de la Liberación, Guadalajara Jalisco C.P. 44100

Tel. 33 3614 8487

Schedules:

Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Oficial website:

http://museodecera.com.mx/?page_id=270

The Ripley Museum

You are looking for something different, the Ripley Museum will be your choice as it has one of the largest collections of foreign objects, its headquarters in Guadalajara has collections of objects belonging to Egyptian civilizations.

They have parcel service, souvenir shop, hand workshop, photography area.

Location: 

Morelos núm. 217, Plaza de la Liberación, Guadalajara Jalisco C.P. 44100

Tel. 33 3614 8487

Schedules:

Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Oficial website

http://museodecera.com.mx/?page_id=322

The Cathedral of Guadalajara

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The Cathedral of Guadalajara is one of the most representative buildings of the city, its name is “Catedral basílica de la Asunción de María Santísima”, it is the seat of the current archdiocese.

The construction of the cathedral lasted around 50 years, its architecture is neo-Gothic 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.

 

The Cabañas cultural institute

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The Cabañas cultural institute or better known as “Hospicio Cabañas” was declared a Cultural heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1997.

It was built in 1810 by the architect Manuel Tolsá. The Bishop Juan Cruz Ruiz de Cabañas ordered the creation of a refuge for orphans, elderly and homeless.

An architectural work of neoclassical style that inside houses one of the most important works of the artist José Clemente Orozco, has 23 courtyards, 106 rooms, 78 hallways and 2 chapels.

Without a doubt, it is one of the most emblematic places in the city of Guadalajara that you have to know.

Schedules:

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

The Expiatory Temple

The Expiatory Temple of the Blessed Sacrament is a building that you have to visit, it is considered the most emblematic work with neo-Gothic style in Mexico, it began its construction in 1897, ending 75 years later in 1972, its founders were Pedro Loza and Pardavé,

Inside you can see huge stained glass windows that were made by Jacques and Gerard Degusseau of Orleans, France, most of the temple is carved stone. The temple clock was imported from Germany.

Location:

Calle Manuel López Cotilla 935, Americana, 44160 Guadalajara, Jal.