Guadalajara


Guadalajara

Guadalajara is one of the most requested destinations for business travel; however, it also has many attractions and activities for those who come on vacation. Aeromexico has many flights to Guadalajara at very affordable prices; don’t forget to find out about our packages and reserve your airline tickets.

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Guadalajara International Airport

 

Tequila, charros, mariachi, torta ahogada, birria and the Book Fair are some of the predominant symbols of Guadalajara. This city and its cultural legacy of over four and a half centuries have a historical context that can be seen in its buildings, museums, gastronomy, customs and ceramics. The capital of the state of Jalisco is also home to sports and cultural events, some of which are the most important in the country.

You will find Tlaquepaque nearby, where the tradition of artisanry found an exclusive home and where the paths are surrounded by a mysterious and seductive halo. Guadalajara has also become an alternative venue for national and international arts. It was declared the American Capital of Culture in 2005 and it will be the site for the sixth Guggenheim museum. Guadalajara does not fit into the idea that many have of a province. It is actually a loud and festive city with kind people with the virtue that chaos has not expanding uncontrollably.

Places of Interest:

In the Evening

Restaurants Hotels Must See’s and Do’s

La Maestranza

El Cubilete

Primer Piso

El Sacromonte

Hostería del Ángel

Los Itacates Restaurant

Hotel Presidente Intercontinental

Old Guadalajara

La Villa del Ensueño

Templo Expiatorio

Museo de la Ciudad

Basílica de la Virgen de Zapopan

Pantaleón Panduro Museum

 

La Maestranza
This cantina is excessively embellished and colorful; it is located in the heart of the historic center. It is mainly a place for drinks and botanas (typical snacks of Mexican cantinas), and it is known for its bullfight ambiance, typical of the city. The design of this location is its main appeal, and it has an impact on its many visitors every night.
Maestranza 179, Historic Center, Tel: 3613-5878 

El Cubilete
When the mood invites you to dance, the Cuban environment here is an option that will meet high expectations. This cantina is surrounded by a traditional and classical Afro-American music environment and it offers hot rhythms such as son and salsa, one of the most legendary in the city.
Gral. Río Seco 9, Guadalajara. Tel: 33/3658-0406; 33/3613-2096

Primer Piso
This new café offers an amazing musical repertoire with an eclectic and glamorous ambiance. It offers beverages, food, cocktails and coffee including cheese and cold meat boards. It is a cultural forum where jazz and hip hop are the main course. It will capture its visitors in an environment that invites you to enjoy an endless evening of good fun. It is in the Expiatorio area.
Pedro Moreno 947, Guadalajara. Tel: 3825 7085

El Sacromonte
To level with the ambiance, this restaurant offers first class Mexican dishes: mole, quesadillas with rose petals, pacholas, chiles in nogada… all with an inviting appearance to the eyes and to your palate. Here you will be able to enjoy the most authentic and original Mexican food. The environment is a bit serious, although pleasant.
Pedro Moreno 1398, Guadalajara. Tels: 33/3825-5447; 33/3827-0663

Hostería del Ángel
Dishes with Spanish and Italian recipes in a comfortable and casual environment. Very close to the Zapopan Basilica. What you will most likely want is to enjoy your dishes with a nice wine; the main ingredients are cheeses and cold cuts combined with vegetables and spices from the Mediterranean cuisine. The tapas and baguettes are the most preferred dishes among visitors.
5 de Mayo 260, Zapopan. Tel: 33/3656-9516

Los Itacates Restaurant
A Mexican home-made food restaurant is the most accurate label. The delicious dishes are proper for a delicious low cost meal, in a simple environment with colorful willow chairs surrounded by art crafts. Among the specialties they offer spiced tenderloin, chicken itacates, enchiladas, criadillas and stuffed or nogada chiles. There are also outdoor tables in case the weather demands a bit of refreshing under a shadow.
Chapultepec Norte 110, Guadalajara. Tels: 33/3825-1106; 33/3825-9551

Hotel Presidente Intercontinental
This 14 story building is similar to a crystal pyramid; it has 1122 five star rooms, two restaurants (one of Mexican and international gastronomy, and the other Italian) a lounge bar, pool and conference room. For those who wish to go shopping, the hotel is located in front of the Plaza del Sol mall and other tourist attractions such as Villas Tlaquepaque, pueblo Tequila or the Zoo. The service is proper for traveling on business or leisure.
Av. López Mateos Sur and Moctezuma (west side). Tel: 33/3678-1234. www.interconti.com

Old Guadalajara
This colonial house is located in a privileged spot of the historic center in the city, close to many museums, the Opera, the Cathedral, the Plazas and Markets. Its environment is traditionally Mexican – with an endless amount of arts and crafts hung on the walls, antiques and Persian rugs. The rooms are large and comfortable, with queen size beds; they are excellent for a proper rest. Surrounded by a garden with bamboo, palm trees, flowers and some fruit trees. The most important features: Its environment is intimate and warm in the middle of the city.
Belén 236, Centro Histórico, 44100. Tel: 33/3613-9958.

La Villa del Ensueño
A boutique hotel that is an alternative to the downtown side of the city; located in Tlaquepaque, 20 minutes from the Guadalajara International Airport, pure Mexican style, colorful, and folkloric, in a more modern and pleasant version. Its gardens are surrounded by orange stucco walls. Its rooms are decorated individually, they have fans and Internet connectivity. Recommended by AAA (3 Diamonds), Frommer’s Mexico, Best Places to Stay, Fieldings Guide, and Travelers Guide to Mexico.
Florida 305, Tlaquepaque, Jal, 45500. Tel: 33/3635-8792. www.villadelensueno.com

Templo Expiatorio
This temple was built by architect Adamo Boari, at the request of the pre-revolutionary dictator Porfirio Díaz, its style is originated in the Italian gothic style. The façade has Italian mosaics made in the Vatican. The clock and the expensive bells that play religious and profane, European and Mexican tunes were manufactured in Germany; and they are one of the main attractions as well as the French leaded glass.

Museo de la Ciudad
You cannot miss this museum if you wish to dive deep into the history of this city. Its collection includes Spanish instruments and equestrian accessories. This building from the XVIII century was opened for the celebration of the 450th anniversary of the city's foundation. You may enjoy guided visits and a significant library with historic information relevant to cinematography, literature and plastic arts.
Independencia 684, Guadalajara. Tel: 33/3658-2531

Virgen de Zapopan Basilica
This Franciscan sanctuary that worships the patron saint of the city, celebrated on October 12th. It’s a historic monument from the XVIII century but with an eclectic ambiance, which has been affected for several periods and cultures. It has a high atrium with Ionic columns and engraves shields. Within the convent you may see basketball courts and gardens that were used by the friars for meditation; next to the chapel you may see the Huicol art museum which offers seasonal artwork; without a doubt the most spectacular in the country.
Zapopan main square

Pantaleon Panduro Museum

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