Tour of Northern Guadalajara (Self Guided), 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.
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Tour of Northern Guadalajara Map

Guide Name: Tour of Northern Guadalajara
Guide Location: Mexico » Guadalajara (See other walking tours in Guadalajara)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museo del Periodismo y de las Artes Gráficas
  • Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
  • El Pantéon de Belén
  • Parque Rehilete Alcalde
  • Teatro Alarife
  • Foro de Arte y Cultura
  • Templo San Miguel de Mezquitan
Museo del Periodismo y de las Artes Gráficas

1) Museo del Periodismo y de las Artes Gráficas (must see)

Museo del Periodismo y de las Artes Gráficas is situated on Alcalde Avenue, housed in the old style building previously famous as the Casa de los Perros (House of Dogs). Dedicated to the history of journalism, the museum was opened to the public in 1994 and offers three sections. Here you can find materials published in the 1700s, including one of the first Mexican newspapers. The museum also houses several halls for temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, video hall, library dedicated to mass media, and workshops. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00, and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00.
Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

2) Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe) is a prominent religious building dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Its construction began in 1777 and was completed after 4 years. This Catholic religious building reflects the churrigueresco and neoclassical styles. Among its highlights you will find beautiful murals and marble columns. Inside the building you will see 28 oil paintings and carved and gilded golden altars. The main altar dates back to 1779 and was created by Don José de Alcíbar. It depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe and is topped with a rich golden crown.
El Pantéon de Belén

3) El Pantéon de Belén (must see)

El Pantéon de Belén was originally known as Santa Paula Cemetery and is located in the northern part of the city. It is a historical cemetery that was opened in 1848. Here you will find graves of the most important historic personalities from Jalisco. In the center of the cemetery is situated a chapel, dedicated to Santa Paula. Under the chapel you will find a mausoleum where rest the most significant figures of Guadalajara's history. The cemetery is a place of many mysterious legends and night tours.
Parque Rehilete Alcalde

4) Parque Rehilete Alcalde

Parque Alcalde is a popular municipal park which was opened to the public in 1861. The construction of the park began under the government of Juan Gil Preciado. It is one of the most beautiful parks in Guadalajara, home to a large fountain with a huge artificial waterfall known as "La Monumental," a miniature train, and a lake. The construction and decoration of the park cost about 10 million pesos.
Teatro Alarife

5) Teatro Alarife

Martin Casillas Alarife Theatre is situated on Fray Antonio Alcalde Avenue, in the northern district of Guadalajara. This huge contemporary building was opened in 1976. The theater offers various performances, as well as dance and music shows. This cultural venue can accommodate 550 visitors and provides activities for everyone.
Foro de Arte y Cultura

6) Foro de Arte y Cultura

Foro de Arte y Cultura is another popular cultural venue in Guadalajara, located on Fray Antonio Alcalde Avenue. This modern building was inaugurated by Mr. Alberto Orozco Romero in 1977 and offers a vast number of theatrical performances, dance, and music events. Inside you will find a mural created by painter Guillermo Chávez Vega, as well as murals by Gabriel Flores.
Templo San Miguel de Mezquitan

7) Templo San Miguel de Mezquitan

Templo San Miguel de Mezquitan is an old religious building and historical landmark. The construction of the temple began in 1645. Later, during the wars it was almost destroyed and was just ruins. The building housed a beautifully decorated façade with a number of ornaments, decorations, and niches with small sculptures of saints. Inside you will see oil paintings, stone arches and columns.

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.
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 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
Historical Center Walk

Historical Center Walk

Guadalajara’s central area is an exceptional region, where the past harmoniously intertwines with the present. Discover Guadalajara's history in its preserved colonial buildings, enjoy its beautiful squares, admire its nice fountains, and explore Guadalajara Historical Center with this Walking tour.

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

Western Guadalajara Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Guadalajara Introduction Walking Tour

Guadalajara Introduction Walking Tour

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

Tour of Southern Guadalajara

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles