Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Guadalajara

Instituto Cultural de Cabañas

Standing proudly at the eastern end of the brilliant Plaza Tapatía is one of Guadalajara’s architectural icons – a Unesco World Heritage site, no less. Inside its enchanting neoclassical bones is a most unexpected s…
Top Choice Cathedral in Guadalajara

Cathedral

Guadalajara’s cathedral is the city’s most beloved and conspicuous landmark with distinctive neo-Gothic towers built after an earthquake toppled the originals in the mid-19th century. Begun in 1558 and consecrated i…
Top Choice Cathedral in Guadalajara

Basílica de Zapopan

Zapopan’s pride and joy, the Basílica de Zapopan, built in 1730, is home to Nuestra Señora de Zapopan, a petite statue of the Virgin visited by pilgrims year-round. During the Fiestas de Octubre, thousands of kneeli…
Museum in Guadalajara

Museo Regional de Guadalajara

Guadalajara's most comprehensive museum tells the story of the city and the surrounding region from prehistory to the revolution. The ground floor houses a natural history collection whose unwitting star is a mighti…
Notable Building in Guadalajara

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 well worth stopping by, mainly due to two impressive socialist realist murals b…
Museum in Guadalajara

Museo de las Artes

To scratch your modernist itch if you’ve overdosed on arte clásico, head three blocks west of Parque Revolución to this museum housed in a French renaissance building that formerly served as the admin buildings for …
in Guadalajara

Parque Agua Azul

This green oasis, a large, leafy park about 20 blocks south of the city center, is a nice place to rehab from too much urbanity. There are benches and lawns to lounge upon and jogging trails aplenty, so bring a good…
Notable Building in Guadalajara

Teatro Degollado

Construction on the noble neoclassical Teatro Degollado, home of the Guadalajara Philharmonic, was begun in 1856 and completed 30 years later. Over the Grecian columns on its front is a frieze depicting Apollo and t…
Museum in Guadalajara

Museo de Arte de Zapopan

One block east of the southeast corner of Plaza de las Américas in Zapopan, MAZ is dedicated to modern art. Four sleek minimalist galleries hold temporary exhibits, which have included works by Diego Rivera and Frid…
Gallery in Guadalajara

Casa-Taller Orozco

Facing an eponymous square named in honor of one of Mexico’s greatest artists, Orozco’s former studio is used today to host temporary exhibitions. On permanent display in the lobby, and worth a peep if you’re in the…