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GuadalajaraMexico

Intriguing architecture, mariachi music and mouthwatering food will have you falling in love with one of Mexico’s largest cities.

Many praise Mexico’s second-largest city for having produced mariachi and tequila, for being a modern, cultural city with malls and urban parks and for its grand historical buildings.

Guadalajara is the capital of the central Mexican state of Jalisco and the sprawling metropole is home to about 4.5 million people. The highly developed city has wide avenues and modern offices, but also reveals a rich cultural identity.

Many of the city’s historic plazas and cathedrals have been preserved and can be found in the Centro Histórico and surroundings. A small metro network connects the major sites. Visit the 17th-century Catedral Metropolitana (Catedral Basílica de la Asunción de María Santísima), adorned with neo-Gothic towers.

Take a seat on the Plaza de Armas just to the south of the cathedral or admire the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Illustres on the opposite side of the cathedral. To the east is the Plaza de la Liberación, where you can see the statue of Miguel Hidalgo, commemorating the abolishment of slavery. Don’t miss the plaza’s neoclassical Teatro Degollado, where folk dancing is still performed today.

The huge, covered Mercado Libertad (Liberty Market) is a good place to try authentic Mexican food. Snack on tamales stuffed with meat and cheese or sit down for a bowl of birria stew, a local delicacy. To see the contemporary side of the city, admire the artistic fountain on Plaza Tapatia or shop at the Plaza del Sol.

Use one of Guadalajara’s many affordable buses to explore the edges of the city. Don‘t miss the expansive Zoológico Guadalajara and its rare Mexican wolves.

Guadalajara’s climate is relatively mild due to its location at 5,200 feet (1,585 meters) above sea level. The days are mostly sunny and evenings are cool. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit.

Guadalajara sits between central Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta on the west coast. Guadalajara’s international airport is 9.9 miles (16km) south of the city center from where regional buses can take you all around Mexico.

Where to stay in Guadalajara

Top Hotels in Guadalajara

Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara
Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara
4.5 out of 5
Av. Lopez Mateos 830 Col. Chapalita, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is NT$1,570 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3

Located in Chapalita, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Minerva and Expo Guadalajara. Avienda Chapultepec and US Consulate General Guadalajara are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,117 reviews)

"Nice room. Located off the freeway. Staff could speak English. Had a buffet breakfast on-site. Room had a mini fridge stocked with complementary sodas, including diet."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/26

Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara
Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara
Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara
4.5 out of 5
Blvd. Puerta De Hierro 5065, Zapopan, JAL
The price is NT$2,718 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 27

Located in Financial District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Andares Shopping Center and The Landmark Guadalajara. Basilica de Zapopan and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (975 reviews)

"Excellent service. Amazing view. Breakfast was awesome."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/25

Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara
Krystal Urban Guadalajara
Krystal Urban Guadalajara
3.5 out of 5
Av. Lopez Cotilla 2077, Arcos Vallarta, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is NT$1,414 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in the heart of Guadalajara, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Los Arcos de Guadalajara and La Minerva. US Consulate General Guadalajara and Avienda ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,076 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay here at krystal urban it was in a perfect location with a view. This hotel is literally right in front of a mall there are like so many restaurants in walking distance. Walked to the famous casa bariachi restaurant. The room service was good, very good food. And Luisa the ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/4

Krystal Urban Guadalajara
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Guadalajara

European Life Style Executive Suites & Gallery
European Life Style Executive Suites & Gallery
3 out of 5
Av Guadalupe 4885, Zapopan, JAL
The price is NT$850 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Situated in a shopping district, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Glorieta Chapalita, Plaza del Sol, and Expo Guadalajara. La Minerva and Plaza Galerias ...

4.2/5Very Good! (837 reviews)

"Property was great, within walking distance to several places near by. area is great for walking and very nice. Hotel staff was amazing, hotel is clean and very safe. The breakfast was hot and fresh every day."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/3

European Life Style Executive Suites & Gallery
Demetria Bungalows
Demetria Bungalows
3.5 out of 5
General San Martin No. 177, Col. Lafayette, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is NT$1,998 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Located in Lafayette, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Applicant Service Center and Avienda Chapultepec. US Consulate General Guadalajara and La ...

4.2/5Excellent! (82 reviews)

"I’ m a tall person,I stand 6’3,I thought I was getting a size King in the Deluxe room. Maybe Mexican King mattresses are smaller compared to the US. Very nice hotel,will visit again ,maybe they can put two of the King mattress side by side ...lol"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/6

Demetria Bungalows
Suites Futura Plaza del Sol
Suites Futura Plaza del Sol
2.5 out of 5
Obsidiana 1791 Residencial Victoria, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is NT$810 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Located in Zona Expo, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Galleries Theater, Plaza del Sol, and Expo Guadalajara. La Minerva and US Consulate General ...

3.5/5Good! (130 reviews)
Valuable Watch Stolen

"I paid too much money to have a ~$200 USD watch stolen here. There's no safe deposit box. If you're bringing anything valuable, you may as well try another hotel like Holiday Inn. The hotel will be quick to point out that they are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Pagué demasiado dinero para ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/20

Suites Futura Plaza del Sol
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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