4 Reasons You Should be Talking About Guadalajara

4 Reasons You Should be Talking About Guadalajara

Guadalajara is one of the most Mexican cities in the country, but why? When you hear something about Mexico, what comes to your mind? I’m sure you think of tequila, music of mariachi, and delicious food, right?

Well, it happens that Guadalajara is the cradle of the Mariachi music and some of the most famous tunes. Although is an old city, it’s also a very modern place with headquarters of several corporations.

Here are four reasons you should be talking about Guadalajara and planning a visit to this gorgeous place in the western central area of Mexico:

1. The Tequila Culture


What’s more Mexican than a bottle of tequila? Beside being a trendy liquor, it has a remarkable cultural background. The distillation techniques have hundreds of years and you can even visit one of the tequila houses in both Arandas and Tequila, two marvelous little towns nearby Guadalajara.

2. Tlaquepaque


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A place where time stood still. Walk the cobblestoned streets and enter the many galleries and handicraft shops, plus visiting the parrish and church in downtown. Tlaquepaque is within the metropolitan area and about 25 minutes from downtown Guadalajara.

3. Tonala


Barro en Tonalá
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If you are willing to go shopping, every Thursday and Sunday there’s a “tianguis” in this nearby town. Since the PreColumbian Era, this market sets and nowadays there are over 4,000 shops offering typical food and handicrafts, specially woodworks, leather and furniture.

4. Downtown

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The historic downtown in Guadalajara has plenty of things to see. From the Cabañas Cultural Center to the Metropolitan Cathedral and to the San Juan de Dios Market, the largest indoor market in Mexico.

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