Guadalajara

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  • 1. Instituto Cultural Cabañas

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Museum/Gallery

    Financed by Bishop Juan Ruiz de Cabañas and constructed by Spanish architect-sculptor Manuel Tolsá, this neoclassical-style cultural center...Read More

  • 2. Museo del Premio Nacional de la Cerámica Pantaleon Panduro

    Museum/Gallery

    The museum is named after Pantaleon Panduro, who's considered the father of modern ceramics in Jalisco. On display are prizewinning pieces from...Read More

  • 3. Basílica de Zapopan

    Zona Zapopan Norte | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This vast church with an ornate plateresque facade and Mudejar (Moorish) tile dome was consecrated in 1730. It's home to the Virgin (or Our...Read More

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  • 4. Catedral

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Begun in 1561 and consecrated in 1618, this downtown focal point is an intriguing mélange of baroque, Gothic, and other styles. Its emblematic...Read More

  • 5. Guachimontones Ruins

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    For decades, residents in this sleepy village of sugarcane farmers had a name for the funny-looking mounds in the hills above town, but they...Read More

  • 6. José Cuervo Distillery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Opened in 1795, the José Cuervo Distillery is the world's oldest tequila distillery. Every day, 150 tons of agave hearts are processed into...Read More

  • 7. Museo de Arte de Zapopan

    Museum/Gallery

    Better known by its initials, MAZ, the large and modern Art Museum of Zapopan is Guadalajara's top contemporary-art gallery. The museum regularly...Read More

  • 8. Museo de las Artes

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Museum/Gallery

    The University of Guadalajara's contemporary-art museum is in this exquisite early-20th-century building. The permanent collection includes...Read More

  • 9. Museo de los Abuelos

    Museum/Gallery

    The Museo de los Abuelos or Sauza Museum has memorabilia from the Sauza family, a tequila-making dynasty second only to the Cuervos. The museum...Read More

  • 10. Museo Huichol Wixarica de Zapopan

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Museum/Gallery

    The Huichol Indians of northern Jalisco and neighboring states of Zacatecas and Nayarit are famed for their fierce independence and exquisite...Read More

  • 11. Museo Regional de Guadalajara

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Museum/Gallery

    Constructed as a seminary and public library in 1701, this has been the Guadalajara Regional Museum's home since 1918. First-floor galleries...Read More

  • 12. Museo Regional de la Cerámica

    Museum/Gallery

    The frequently changing exhibits at the Regional Museum of Ceramics are in the many rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Track the evolution...Read More

  • 13. Palacio de Gobierno

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    The adobe structure of 1643 was replaced with this churrigueresque and neoclassical stone structure in the 18th century. Within are Jalisco...Read More

  • 14. Plaza de Armas

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Plaza de Armas. The State Band of Jalisco and the Municipal Band sometimes play at the bandstand on Tuesday around 6:30 pm. Av. Corona between...Read More

  • 15. Tapatío Tour

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Scenic Drive/Tour

    Tapatío Tour. The Tapatío Tour is an easy way to get an overview of the city and its history. The open-air, double-decker buses leave every...Read More

  • 16. Teatro Degollado

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Arts/Performance Venue

    Inaugurated in 1866, this magnificent theater was modeled after Milan's La Scala. The refurbished theater preserves its traditional red-and...Read More

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  • 17. Templo Expiatorio

    Centro Histórico Zapopan | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The striking neo-Gothic Church of Atonement is Guadalajara's most breathtaking church. Modeled after Italy's Orvieto Cathedral, it has phenomenal...Read More

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