The Best Things to Do in Guadalajara

The Best Things to Do in Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico (B)

Perhaps the most iconic would be watching a mariachi band play whilst sipping a local tequila. After all, the city is generally considered the birthplace of mariachi and the surrounding countryside is filled with the raw ingredients for producing Mexico’s national tipple. Although fans of mezcal would probably disagree.

And we’re more than happy to confirm that we did just that during our stay. But there’s so much more to this beautiful city. Indeed, it’s been on Ian’s radar ever since he watched the scratchy satellite coverage of the 1970 World Cup match between Brazil and England at Guadalajara’s Jalisco Stadium (for those of a certain age that was the game where Gordon Banks miraculously saved the goal-bound header from the late-and-great Pelé). 

Featuring some of the country’s finest colonial-era architecture, arts galore, excellent food and access to a plethora of day trips, it really has got something for everyone. And, unlike Mexico City, the weather is perfect. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Best Things to Do in Guadalajara
Guide Location: Mexico » Guadalajara
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plaza de la Liberación
  • Teatro Degollado
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Palacio de Gobierno
  • Guadalajara Cathedral
  • Plaza Guadalajara
  • Rotunda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres
  • Plaza Fundadores
  • Paseo Degollado
  • Plaza Tapatia
  • Paseo Hospicio
  • Hospicio Cabañas
  • La Sala de Los Magos
  • San Juan de Dios Mercado
  • Plaza de Los Mariachis
  • Colonia Americana
  • Templo Expiatorio
  • Estadio Chivas
  • Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
  • Tortas Agohadas Enrique El Viejo
  • Birreria Las 9 Esquinas
  • El Parián