Museo Regional de Guadalajara (Regional Museum of Guadalajara), Guadalajara

Museo Regional de Guadalajara (Regional Museum of Guadalajara), Guadalajara

The Regional Museum of Guadalajara focuses on Guadalajara's history from pre-historic times to the present. The museum is located in an attractive building that features a stunning courtyard and fountain. The building dates to the 1700s and was originally used as a theological seminary. It was converted into a museum in 1918.

The ground floor has a natural history area that features a wooly mammoth skeleton dating to 10,000 BC. The museum has a selection of impressive pre-colonial ceramics. In addition, visitors can see an impressive 1715-pound meteorite that was discovered in 1792.

Other exhibits feature multimedia displays that describe indigenous culture. The museum also displays a replica of a tomb commonly found in western Mexico.

The second floor features colonial paintings depicting religious scenes and the Spanish conquest. In addition, visitors will find paintings by modern Mexican artists Dr. Atl and Diego Rivera.

The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 to 17:30.

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Museo Regional de Guadalajara (Regional Museum of Guadalajara) on Map

Sight Name: Museo Regional de Guadalajara (Regional Museum of Guadalajara)
Sight Location: Guadalajara, Mexico (See walking tours in Guadalajara)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Create Your Own Walk in Guadalajara

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Squares of Guadalajara

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
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Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Historical Center Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles