Located at the heart of Jalisco state, we found Guadalajara, the second biggest city in Mexico and one of the best places to visit in this country, where the mariachi and tequila born and where you can find every kind of lifestyle, like a big city or a small town.
What to know in Guadalajara?
Guadalajara is a city where you can navigate on your foot, this is because its to small and you can go wherever you want in just a few minutes, this is good, because the public transport like the subway only has 2 lines of coverage over the city.
If you come from the US, you can arrive to Guadalajara easily, this is because many airlines have direct flight routes from west and east coast like New York and Los Angeles.
What and when should I visit Guadalajara?
From September to the end of the year, you can find a lot of events and fairs, starting from September, where the International Mariachi Festival begins, continuing with the Mexican Independence Day on the 16th. After, on October the celebrations of art, food and culture merge into the Ferias de Octubre.
On November the festivals of the Day of the Dead and the Feria Internacional del Libro (the world’s second biggest book fair) are must.
And if you’re thinking about the weather, its favorable all the year.
What to do in Guadalajara?
As common it is, you can star by navigate the city from the historic center, where you can find the plazas, the parks and more.
Watch the Palacio de Gobierno in Plaza de Armas while sitting on an iron bench, admire the twin spired cathedral from plaza Guadalajara, visit the Teatro Degollado with his 9 muses and his sturdy Corinthian pillars.
In the east of the city you can find too Hospicio Cabañas, where you can find some of the murals from José Clemente Orozco, and if you´re looking for traditional merchandise or souvenirs while you’re in the area, visit the Mercado San Juan de Dios, the largest indoor market in Latin America.
Browse in the complex for leather products (ground floor) and clothes and shoes on the second floor. The standard tourist souvenirs like chains and magnets are everywhere, the real deal in the market is not getting lost.
But if you want a time to be relax and not that much of people, you can go to Barranca de Huentitán or Bosque Colomos, the nearest and greatest places to hike and take a view of the surrounding, while feed the squirrels in the Japanese garden and have a peaceful time.
Learn while you stay
If you’re thinking about visit Guadalajara for more than two weeks, you can learn while you´re there, one of the best options is to learn Spanish, this is because it can help you to understand the basics of the language and be more in contact with the culture.
Alegre Spanish Schools is where you can learn Spanish at the same time that you discover the city, since we’re located in the center of town where you can find all the attractions mentioned before.
Contact us and learn Spanish while you live your best Mexican experience in Guadalajara.