Go to Tequila Valley
Yes, this is where they grow the blue agave plant that tequila is made from. Only blue agave from here can be used to make tequila. There are several distilleries here.
I went here on a bus trip, that the concierge at the Presidente Intercontinental set up. We took a tour of the Cuervo distillery in the town of Tequila. We also visited the blue agave fields and saw how it was harvested. Afterwards we ate at a restaurant that had a spectacular view of a canyon.
In my opinion the best part of the trip were the views of the countryside. A huge valley dotted with blue agave fields, surrounded by mountains, with canyons running through it. Just spectacular.
This is supposed to be the largest market in the western hemisphere. There are stalls here selling everything under the sun, clothes, cologne, stereo equipment, luggage, pets, produce, and on and on and on. It is incredible, it takes up a city block and has 4 levels.
In the center on the lower floor is a huge food court with, oh I'd say at least 50 stalls selling all kind of fresh Mexican food. I ate at one of them and had 3 different kinds of taco's. One of them was pork, the other 2 I'm not sure : ) but they were all good.
Museo Regional (Guadalajara)
I thought this museum was excellent, and I spent two entire mornings here. They have an excellent collection of ceramics - some of the pieces (warriors with comical hats) rival anything I've seen anywhere else. On the 2nd floor they had a small but interesting collection of Spanish pikes and iron weaponry that speaks volumes about how easily the military battles went.
- Museum Visits
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
Trompo Magico Interactive museum in Zapopan
This fairly new government run childrens museum is just wonderful!! If you are visiting and have kids be sure to spend a day here! They open at 9 and close about 6 ish daily. There are fun activities for all ages - even if you have older kids ( 13 yrs) they might just like to hang out by the computers, make music, learn to dance ! They have a great snack bar open to the public also -or you can bring your own! It is located over near the PERIFERICO AND ACUEDUCTO - on the way to Valle Real neighborhood.
CENTRAL AV. 750 RESIDENCIAL PONIENTE 45136
Tel: groups . 3836-0556
Info general . 3836-0555
hrs. Tues to Fri 9:00 a 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 a 20:30 h
Cost entrance : $40, $25 , students and handicapped . $20 group
- Theme Park Trips
- Family Travel
- Museum Visits
La Plaza De Tapatia
Walking down the streets of of Guad you can see old world mexico mixed with the new mexico. There are all kinds of people and places to see and visit. This one guy was a walking band and one of many street performers in and around the downtown area.
This magnificently ornate theater, designed by Jacobo Galvez, is a masterpiece. The inside is lavishly adorned with red and gold balconies and above is a dome decorated with a depiction of Dante's Divine Comedy. The Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco and the Folkloric Ballet of the University of Guadalajara often put on performances in this beautiful theater.
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
This neo-classical landmark, designed by Manuel Tolsa, originally served as an orphanage from 1810 until 1979, after which the building became a cultural venue and an art school. The walls and dome of the main chapel are adorned with a series of murals painted by Jose Clemente Orozco, including his renowned work, 'The Man of Fire'. The cultural center also hosts permanent and visiting art exhibitions.
If you like just see around...
If you like just see around the city there are some 'Plazas' very nice to sit down and look how the people moves over there.
One is the 'Plaza Tapatía', near 'Hospicio Cabañas'.
The place have some funny sculptures, that you can look very easy.
Don't miss to check each details of that!!! you will surprise your self.
Beatriz Hernández monument
Thanks to her Guadalajara city was founded in 1542. She was the wife of one of the 63 Spanish families who decided to found ta city there, in the Valley of Atemajac.
- Budget Travel
- Adventure Travel
in every place, there is a "must eat". here in guadalajara, they are proud of their "ahogadas"--a wet sandwich, and you can choose either pork or chicken.
Walk around the plazas
There is some beautiful sculpture in the plazas in the old town area. The best way to see it is to just go walking. The areas are full of people with families and are very safe.
Walking in Downtown
At downtown you can see a lot of colonial buildings like the cathedral, Degollado's Theater, Goverment Palace, Hospicio Cabañas, etc.
Hospicio Cabañas, a cultural center. It has paintings and sculptures inside and strange monuments outside.
Can you see me sitting there?
- Save money, Book now!
- Booking.com Excellent choice, Low rates
- Official Site
- Travelocity Official Site