Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco, Guadalajara

Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco, Guadalajara

The Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco honors Jalisco's influential residents. The memorial was built in 1951 and was originally called the Rotunda of Illustrious Men. In 2000, teacher Irene Obledo Garcia was honored in the memorial, and the name was updated to The Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco.

Architect Vicente Mendiola designed the rotunda in a neoclassical style. The rotunda is made of quarry stones and has 17 Doric columns. The center of the memorial features a cauldron. The upper ring around the rotunda features an inscription that can be translated as "To Jalisco's distinguished sons."

The memorial has statues of dozens of prominent Jalisco residents. Most of the residents were writers, musicians, artists, philanthropists, and revolutionaries. In addition, the memorial has 98 urns with remains of famous residents.

The memorial is especially beautiful at night when it's lit with multi-colored lights.

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Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco on Map

Sight Name: Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco
Sight Location: Guadalajara, Mexico (See walking tours in Guadalajara)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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