Palacio Municipal (City Palace), Guadalajara

Palacio Municipal (City Palace), Guadalajara

The City Palace was built between 1949 and 1952, but its neoclassical style makes it seem older. The palace has a central courtyard and features colonial-style arches and columns in addition to an ornate staircase. This beautiful building houses Jalisco's city council offices.

Inside, visitors will find the Hall of Presidents and the Hall of Councils. The Hall of Presidents features sculptures of historical figures. Visitors will find sculptures of Manuel Lopez Cotilla, Pedro Moreno, Agustin Yanez, and Clemente Aguirre.

The Hall of Councils features dramatic murals painted by artist Gabriel Flores in 1963. The mural includes five panels that show Guadalajara's history. The scenes show the Spanish conquest, the Mixton War, Guadalajara's founding, the colonial era, and the the oath of the royal banner (Paseo del Pendon).

Visitors can see Guadalajara's coat of arms at the palace's entrance. The Palacio Municipal is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 19:00.

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Palacio Municipal (City Palace) on Map

Sight Name: Palacio Municipal (City Palace)
Sight Location: Guadalajara, Mexico (See walking tours in Guadalajara)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Create Your Own Walk in Guadalajara

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Historical Center Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
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