Guadalajara Travel Guide


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Plan Your Guadalajara Vacation

The Guadalajara region's must-see sights can be found in four major areas: Guadalajara city itself, Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, and Tonalá. Each can be navigated on foot in a few hours, hitting the major sites, though to get a good feel for these places one must devote at least a day to each—and more to Guadalajara city.


Guadalajara Hotels

Tourists often opt to stay in colonial-style hotels in the Centro, which is convenient to many of Guadalajara's sights. For a lovely stay in the more


Guadalajara Restaurants

The most popular international restaurants are scattered about west Guadalajara, but some of the best Mexican food is near the main attractions in more

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Guadalajara Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The chance to see murals by Orozco: Titanic works by this distinguished artist adorn several buildings.... Read more

  • The Struggle of the Huichol

    The Huichol (WEE-chol) Indians' true name is Wirraritari, or "people who populate places of thorny plants." It's a fitting name for this hardy... Read more

  • Guadalajara Background

    The conquistadors had a difficult time founding Guadalajara. A decade of Indian uprisings and Spanish crown interference caused the capital of... Read more

  • Slowly Shaking Off Stereotypes

    Guadalajarans have begun to come into their own. Called Tapatíos (a name possibly derived from the Nahuatl word tlapatiotl, a pre-Hispanic measure... Read more


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