Guadalajara Museum Tour (Self Guided), Guadalajara

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 From contemporary art, wax figures and handcrafted items to paleontological objects and historical documents, Guadalajara has something for everybody.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.
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Guadalajara Museum Tour Map

Guide Name: Guadalajara Museum Tour
Guide Location: Mexico » Guadalajara (See other walking tours in Guadalajara)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museo de Cera (Wax Museum)
  • Museo Regional de Guadalajara
  • Casa Museo López Portillo
  • Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum)
  • Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara
Museo de Cera (Wax Museum)

1) Museo de Cera (Wax Museum) (must see)

Wax Museum or Museo de Cera is situated in the Plaza de la Liberación, on Morelos Street. The venue was opened to the public in 1994 and presents over 120 realistic wax models of numerous celebrated personalities, including Hollywood stars, politicians, actors, singers, historical characters, and well-known significant Mexican figures. The museum is open Mondays to Sundays from 11:00 to 20:00. The world-famous museum “Ripley's Believe It or Not!” famous for its bizarre exhibits, is adjacent to the Wax Museum. The museum houses strange and unusual exponents and also offers an enjoyable experience.
Museo Regional de Guadalajara

2) Museo Regional de Guadalajara (must see)

The Regional Museum of Guadalajara is one of the most prominent museums in the city. Located in downtown Guadalajara, this cultural venue with its 14 rooms displays a variety of paleontological objects. Here you will see a number of exhibits of great historical importance, including such items as the "Mammoth of Catarina" and saber-toothed tigers. Housed in an impressive baroque building, the Regional Museum of Guadalajara is also home to an art collection, which presents European and Mexican painters from the 16th through the 20th centuries. The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 to 17:30.
Casa Museo López Portillo

3) Casa Museo López Portillo

This house museum was constructed in the late eighteenth century and is the former residence of writer José López Portillo y Rojas and his family. The building features a Baroque façade and French neoclassical style. Among its exhibits you will see antique furniture, the family’s ancestry, objects from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and displays of diverse themes. The museum also offers to its visitors guided tours (by appointment), recitals, exhibitions, book presentations, and literature workshops. It is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00.
Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum)

4) Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum)

Situated on Independencia Street, City Museum (Museo de la Ciudad) is housed in an eighteenth century mansion, which originally represented part of the Convent of the Capucina for nuns. The museum is dedicated to Guadalajara's history and displays related exhibits since the sixteenth century to nowadays. Within its 8 rooms you will find old pictures, ethnographical objects, historical documents, maps and other memorabilia. The museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 till 17:30, and Sundays from 10:00 hours till 17:30.
Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara

5) Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara

The Museum of the Arts is another cultural venue in Guadalajara that can be found on Juarez Avenue, near Expiatorio Temple. The museum is housed in an old French renaissance building and is part of the University of Guadalajara. Dedicated to contemporary art, it displays numerous modern art works in its five rooms. Here you will find contemporary paintings, plastic arts and sculptures, created by local and international artists. The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00.

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