Plaza de Armas, Guadalajara

Plaza de Armas, Guadalajara

Just in front of Palacio de Gobierno you will see a beautiful square - Plaza de Armas. Originally it represented a large garbage dump, which was also a spot for parking of coaches and bullfights. Later the square was cleaned and housed a cistern that supplied water to Guadalajara. In the 17th century it was the largest square in colonial Guadalajara where also the neighbors were preparing for war with the Indians – hence the name of the place. Now it is home to numerous benches, lanterns, a kiosk that was built in Paris, and four small granite fountains. In the corners of the square you will find four bronze Greco-Roman style statues, which are beautiful young women, symbolizing the four seasons.

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Plaza de Armas on Map

Sight Name: Plaza de Armas
Sight Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Guadalajara, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Guadalajara

Create Your Own Walk in Guadalajara

Creating your own self-guided walk in Guadalajara is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Northern Guadalajara

Tour of Northern Guadalajara

Walking in the northern neighborhood of Guadalajara you can find many interesting places. Here are situated historical buildings, old sacred spots, beautiful park, cultural venues, and more. Take this self-guided tour to discover this district of Guadalajara.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Western Guadalajara Tour

Western Guadalajara Tour

Although most tourist attractions are situated in the center of Guadalajara, the western region can be also interesting for visitors. Here are located several cultural venues as the Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano and the Arther Gallery, as well as fine examples of contemporary architecture, the Torre Chapultepec, monuments and other attractions. Explore the western district of Guadalajara with this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Historical Center Walk

Historical Center Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Guadalajara Sacred Places Tour

Guadalajara Sacred Places Tour

Guadalajara is home to a great number of wonderful religious buildings, dating back to colonial era. Many of them are unique architectural treasures of the city and are impressive for their beautiful façades, niches, figures, elegant arches, and striking interiors. Follow this walking tour to find the most visited religious buildings in Guadalajara.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Guadalajara Introduction Walk

Guadalajara Introduction Walk

Guadalajara has plenty to keep visitors engaged, and it's in the Centro Historico – the heart of the city – that they'll find some of the most attractive plazas, the massive Cathedral, historic colonial-style buildings, and prominent museums. Here, too, are the strikingly grandiose murals of Jose Clemente Orozco, one of Mexico's three greatest muralists. Theaters, shops,...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Guadalajara Museum Tour

Guadalajara Museum Tour

Guadalajara offers a nice selection of museums, where you will find rich collections and exceptional exhibits. From contemporary art, wax figures and handcrafted items to paleontological objects and historical documents, Guadalajara has something for everybody. This self-guided tour will help you discover the most popular museums in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles