Hey you are looking for the best of the town? well we have the best guide for what to do? it was made by traveler for travelers our 4 funny days is a complete giuide for see all the basic on town.
When staying with us we will give you a map with the interest points of the city, besides counting with an information desk in house.
NO CARS SUNDAY!!
Yes no cars sunday, it's our special day un the week the main avenue is close for cars and open for people and bicycles. Came and enjoy this ecologic dream every sundays you can take one of our bicycles (Are free for use) and cover all the city.
Built between 1558 and 1618, the twin towered Catedral has become the symbol of Guadalajara. Of mixed baroque and neoclassic styles, the Catedral counts with 11 altars given by the King Fernando VII of Spain, and decorated among other things, by the painting "La Asunción de la Virgen", by the Spanish artist Bartolomé Murillo in 1650. A place you can not miss visiting.
ROTONDA DE LOS HOMBRES ILÚSTRES
This plaza is crowned by a limestone monument in which some of the most important and historic figures of the state of Jalisco are honored. Six of them are buried under this majestic monument.
The corridor that represents the Plaza Tapatía is a place that concentrates a variety of cultural and social representations of all kinds. Commerce, food, live music, performances and street artists, in a frame of fountains and colonial buildings, is a place that reflects the lifestyle and the cultural variety of Guadalajara. A place to rest and relax.
INSTITUTO CULTURAL CABAÑAS
Esta joya arquitectónica neoclásica fue construida entre 1805 y 1810 por el arquitecto español Manuel Tolsá. Fundado por el Obispo Don Juan Cruz Ruiz de Cabañas, originalmente sirvió de orfanato por más de 150 años hasta 1980. También ha servido como un asilo mental, zona militar, y prisión. Fue en este edificio donde Miguel Hidalgo firmó la declaración de abolición de la esclavitud en 1811. También en este lugar podemos encontrar el mural de Orozco considerado como el más importante: "El Hombre de Fuego", además de 53 diferentes frescos en las paredes y techos de la capilla.
PALACIO DE GOBIERNO
Finished in 1774, it was built in a combination of simple neoclassic styles. You can admire in this building two of the most famous murals by the mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco. One of them with the image of Miguel Hidalgo, father of the Mexican independence from the Spaniards, guiding the struggle to expel the spaniards from the country, besides of images of topics of great importance at the time such as communism, fascism and religion. The other mural shows many characters of great importance in the politic and historic life of the country.
Declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO, the theater construction started in 1856, inaugurated 30 years after. Of a neoclassic style, is crowned by a relief sculpture of Apollo and the Nine Muses, supported by limestone columns. In its interior we can appreciate a beautiful decoration on its five levels, of red velvet and gold, besides the mural by Gerardo Suárez representing Dante´s fourth chant of the Divine Comedy.
PLAZA DE LOS MARIACHIS
The Plaza de los Mariachis is the place of reunion all day long of Mariachi bands which perform at the spot, where you can sit to enjoy the music and atmosphere, having a drink or eating traditional dishes.
|Besides the already mentioned places, there is also an infinity of places to visit, such as the Plaza de los Laureles, Palacio Municipal, the Guadalajara Regional Museum, Palacio de Justicia, the Templo Expiatorio (beautiful temple of gothic architecture) the temple of Santa María de Gracia, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Liberación, Templo de la Merced, Nuestra Señora del Carmen sanctuary, Templo de Aranzazu, Templo de San Francisco, Parque Agua Azul, Casa de las Artesanías de Jalisco, Museo de Arqueología del Occidente de México, etc. All this places within a walking distance from the hostel.
Outside the Guadalajara metro area there is also many interest places that should be visited, such as:
To taste a good mexican food at the same time that you listen to a good live Mariachi band and enjoy folk dances of the region. You can also visit many of the most exclusive rustic handcraft stores.
Is a small village situated on the shore of the largest lake in the country (of the same name). It is a place of colorful vegetation and extraordinary weather. Boat tours, horse back riding, and walks along the shore of the lake, are the typical activities in this place.
SAN JUAN COSALÁ
You can also go to the hotsprings in San Juan Cosalá a little location in Chapala, 10 minutes away from Ajijic; a place where you may rest and swim, while you're having a good time.
Is the birthplace of the pottery of the western part of México just like the beautiful hand crafted popular art by Jalisco´s Indians.
As its name indicates, it is the birthplace of our world famous drink. Knowing the way of harvesting and processing the "Agave Azul" (cactus from which Tequila is made) to get this precious drink is something you can not miss while being in Guadalajara.
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