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The beautiful city of Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco, is the second most important city in Mexico, it is a majestic city that will never cease to amaze you.
The city has many parks, and colonial architecture in many buildings is the birthplace of mariachi and tequila, and also has one of the most important craft centers in the country, Tlaquepaque.
Guadalajara has a warm climate that will make your stay very comfortable because most of the year you can sunbathe, Guadalajara only has rains in the months of July and August.
Cabañas Cultural Institute
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this beautiful building full of history and culture, completed in 1845, in its beginnings began to function as a shelter for homeless people, orphaned children, and the elderly.
The Cabañas Cultural Institute has a magnificent neoclassical style, with a structure made up of 23 patios, 2 chapels, and 106 rooms, also in its interior houses the famous mural “The Man on Fire”.
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The Guadalajara Cathedral, located in the historic center of Guadalajara, on 16 de Septiembre Avenue, is undoubtedly the most iconic building in the city of Guadalajara.
Also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral, its construction dates back to 1561 when King Philip II of Spain ordered it to be built to become one of the most important religious centers of New Spain.
An aerial view will make you notice that the squares surrounding this majestic building form a cross, which would protect and bless this city.
The interior has a gothic style decoration, as well as vaults and golden touches everywhere, which makes it unique in Mexico.
This magnificent building, inaugurated in 1866, which hosts numerous orchestras and artistic works, has a neoclassical architecture, surrounded by equally old infrastructure, reminiscent of a European theater.
Inside, you can appreciate a waiting room similar to the Scala in Milan, and in its vault several works of art highlight a mural alluding to the divine comedy.
Undoubtedly a place full of history and culture!
Restaurants in Guadalajara, Mexico
And since Mexican food is a must, we present you some of the best restaurants in Guadalajara, we will focus on typical Mexican food, where of course you can also enjoy some delicious tacos from Jalisco.
Birrieria Las 9 esquinas
Located on Galeana Street south of the historic center of Guadalajara in the famous square “Las Nueve Esquinas” is an iconic restaurant with the same name where you can enjoy traditional and delicious Jalisco tacos, made with birria.
The beginnings of this birriera date back to shortly after 1800 when a gentleman started selling birria in a room of the nine corners, brought from the south of Jalisco.
The birria from this place is undoubtedly rated as one of the best in town, you can’t go to town without checking it out.
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La Tequila Restaurant
Another restaurant that you can not miss in your palate and that will also give you a great time is La Tequila, which boasts several awards such as the distinctive H, the distinctive T, and the first to have the award “Treasures of Mexico”.
It is a restaurant with a great variety of tequilas and different dishes typical of the region. A place with a lot of Mexican essences that you can not miss.
Located on Mexico Avenue in the west of the city, this modern restaurant offers complex gastronomy in its dishes.
Alcalde’s cuisine combines traditional Mexican food with European cuisines, and its menu is based on the seasons of the year, which makes it very special, not for nothing Alcalde has been in the top 50 of the best restaurants in the world.
We are not talking about the traditional liquor, but about the magical town of Tequila, one hour from Guadalajara, home of the largest tequila factories in Mexico.
In the town of Tequila and its surroundings, you can appreciate a beautiful landscape covered with agaves, the town’s flagship plant and key to the production of tequila, bars with great tradition and design similar to those of the old West in the state of Jalisco.
You will find various tours to get to know Tequila without having to drive. Tequila Express is the most picturesque option.