Plaza de la Liberación
Museo de Arte Sacro de Guadalajara
Don't miss the museum of sacred art, which quite appropriately sits inside the cathedral (the entrance is on the eastern side). It's...
Palacio de Gobierno
The Palacio de Gobierno, which houses state government offices, was finished in 1774. It’s open to the public – just walk in – and it’s...
Museo Regional de Guadalajara
This museum tells the story of Guadalajara and the surrounding region from prehistory to the revolution. The ground floor houses a...
La Fuente, set in the old Edison boiler room, is an institution and a perfect example of what a proper Mexican Cantina is supposed to be...
Plaza de la Liberación information
East of the cathedral, this plaza was a 1980s urban planner’s dream project and two whole blocks of colonial buildings were eviscerated to make way for this concrete slab.
On the north side of the plaza, next to the Museo Regional de Guadalajara, is the Palacio Legislativo . Distinguished by thick stone columns in its interior courtyard, this is where the state congress meets. Across the street to the east is the Palacio de Justicia . It was built in 1588 and began life as Guadalajara’s first nunnery. Duck inside to the interior stairwell and check out the 1965 mural by Guillermo Chávez depicting legendary Mexican lawmakers, including Benito Juárez.