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Guadalajara Tour

Guadalajara Tour

Guadalajara Tour

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Guadalajara Tour outside Cabañas Landmark

The city of Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco, and is undoubtedly one of the main tourist destinations in Mexico because it’s a great modern metropolis steeped in the traditional Mexican flavor. It is no coincidence that it was voted the best city to live in our country and that is their optimal location, connectivity, climate and vast infrastructure are compelling reasons to enjoy it.

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Knowing the essence of The City of Roses leisurely stroll through its center and vicinity; places contradict the past and present, which gives it a special identity that has been forged and reinvents this city still aptly named “The Pearl of West ”

For its cultural wealth, Pearl of the West, (the second largest city in Mexico) was recognized in 2005 as the American Capital of Culture.

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Guadalajara Down Town Tour


Degollado theater at night in Guadalajara

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Guadalajara Traditions

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Tapatio Plaza in Guadalajara Tuorist Places

If your idea is to plan a trip so that activities are carried out for a specific purpose and that meet the interests of travelers (in this case within our range of cultural tourism) led by an expert guide. The itinerary is complemented with recreational activities and visits to tourist attractions, allowing us to provide well balanced and tours that allow our customers to get in touch with the local lifestyle. Our routes are planned from cultural management and not from the common perspective of tour operators that offer preset routes that are more profitable without taking into account the objectives of each visitor travel.

The craft is one of the ways that people have to tell their story and show your creativity, making it a true and genuine cultural event. This tour is conducted in two municipalities surrounding The City of Roses typical handicrafts and provincial folklore, so that you can experience the creative process of artisans and surprised with the final products of their wonderful work.

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Walking hand in hand with an art expert popular these cultural sites, knowing the different processing techniques that work with blacksmithing, jewelry, glassware, pottery, woodwork and local sculpture.

Places to visit: Historic Downtown, Tonala and Tlaquepaque.
Duration: 8 hours.
Day tour price: USD

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This sightseeing offers the traditional tianguis Tonala Mexico’s most famous and probably one of the oldest, and that was the point where they meet traditional artisans in ancient times.

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Guadalajara story

Guadalajara Story

Guadalajara Story as a local I have this story of three characters with whom I shared their vision of what their places of Guadalajara should be. Where to taste, enjoy and experience the city. Through their stories I rediscovered my city. It is the main reazon I share the following few words and to draw routes on it.

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In Guadalajara City

Nine years ago I hopped in a cab in Mexico city, the taxi driver, recognize myself as Tapatio, told me how they go to Guadalajara every year in their holiday travel.

With great detail informed me the precise route to get from the capital to the Mercado de San Juan de Dios, with a labyrinthine references told me where he bought the best fruit, peanuts, reeds, cakes, the best market and other rubbish. Hence, his bocho already loaded, your perfect plan was to go into the forest where Spring camping was a full week before his return to the capital.

The following story is recent, during the International Film Festival of Guadalajara I had the opportunity to meet a chef from San Miguel de Allende, she was involved in catering in films and despite the bustle characteristic of such Festival, told me that under no circumstances would stop taking time for specific orders of his family, including list panelas tanned, semes, chiles de arbol (peper), salty bread (birotes), agave syrup and more. When I asked where they planned to buy everything, the answer was clear and firm: “The Crown Market” Mercado Corona.

And finally, while I know and hear the stories of Don Enrique, a model 40, tapatío who loves to talk of the best things in life and his city. From what he heard that there was nothing like the steak tartare which was prepared in French Circle certainly legendary place full of memories, dances, dinners and parties for many generations in Guadalajara. For he also got to go to the Union Nevería a week before it closed, ready to try their classic lime and apple pie or pecan. Rediscovered the chicken from the German in the center and much, much more.

Every day without fail Enrique started his day at Cafe D’Val, the barista, the waitresses, the cashier greet you by name, you just get to go see him preparing his usual coffee in the bar instead Alex and Miguel express “more for Enrique now?”, sometimes ordering a scone, always read the newspaper says with co-chair and goes to smoke his cigar.

Something fascinating pace and customs is a list in a hard plastic cover that jealously guards in the briefcase, in it are the names of 10 bars or restaurants where every Friday, without fail, get together with friends to eat and have fun. So he enjoys his city, his whims, his greetings and everyday meals.

What if you assume the role of any of these three characters? Imagine yourself as a local tourist, marveling at their steps already taken and those still lacks give, or a cook who dares to look at each market the ingredients secret recipes of your family, or simply as Don Enrique, make our all those places where you eat and feel at home.

by the way I am still a tour guide.




Jalisco state capital and largest town of the urban area called Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara. It is located in western Mexico , the center of Jalisco , in the geographical area known as Valle de Atemajac.

Its territory delimited to the north by the municipalities of Zapopan and Santiago River , on the east by Tonala and Zapotlanejo , on the south and west with Tlaquepaque and Zapopan. The Guadalajara Metropolitan Area ( composed of 5 municipalities of Jalisco State) brings together a total of 4,544,123 inhabitants, This makes it the second most important city in Mexico, and the ninth largest urban agglomeration Latin America .

Its name comes from the Arabic word (Wadi al- Hiyara) which means river of stones or river running among stones or strengths Valley. The city council named old New Gales Guadalajara in honor of western Mexico conquistador Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán , who was born in Guadalajara , Spain.

In Mexico it is known by the nickname Pearl of the West or Perla Tapatía, Jalisco Bride or The City of Rosas. Also common is the use of letters GDL to refer to the city.


Natives of Guadalajara are called or Guadalajarenses or Tapatios being the first official and correct adjective but Tapatios is the most common name.

The constant incursions by Spanish conquistador Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán to the western lands of that time and territory of New Spain , in order to increase their dominance and power over those territories , resulted in the establishment of a new province was called Kingdom of Nueva Galicia . The region was inhabited by several indigenous groups , including kinks and Huichol tribes .

Guadalajara had three settlements before settling on its current site , initially Nochistlán was in the area known as the Mesa del Cerro, now known as San Juan . It was founded on January 5, 1532 Cristobal de Oñate , who in effect had been commissioned by Nuño de Guzmán. This cityhood wanted to bring him to secure his conquests yet able to defend the natural bellicosity . The town of Guadalajara was founded by 42 neighbors Guadalajara name it took in memory of the Spanish city of the same name , birthplace of Nuño de Guzmán. Villa did not last long in this place , with the consent of Guzman , Juan de Oñate (son of Cristobal de Oñate ) , Miguel de Ibarra and Sancho Ortiz , on May 19, 1533 , they planned to move it from place .

In the order of Juan de Oñate , who was commissioned by his father mayor of the new town, the May 24, 1533 , it was ordered that the foundation was made in the vicinity of Tonala . So , for the day August 8, 1533 , Guadalajara was in its second seat .

After two years of being the village on that site and after constant attacks from indigenous groups , Nuño de Guzmán ordered Tlacotán founded near , before March 1535 , again changed the site of the villa. On November 8, 1539 the Emperor Charles V granted coat of arms and title of city to the new town of Guadalajara. The new city was attacked on September 28, 1541 by the Indians who had participated in the War of Mixtón . Cristobal de Oñate , then governor of the city organized a battle against the natives of which were victorious the new inhabitants of Guadalajara. They thought then move it to Atemajac Valley , this valley ran the river now known as San Juan de Dios and was a safer place to be defended from attack of the natives.

A Tlacotán moved from Tonala and others where Tetlán October 9, 1541 was proclaimed the pattern of the new neighbors. Cristobal de Oñate , on February 5, 1542 , appointed the members of the new council to govern the destinies of the new city. Finally, on February 14, 1542 he founded the city of Guadalajara on the site where it is now , settling , plus Cristobal de Oñate , 63 families from the peninsula , formed by six Extremadura , 15 portugueses.16 Castilians , Basques 11 , 13 Andalusian and 9 mountaineers . Installed first of the current council Guadalajara , chaired by Miguel de Ibarra Biscay .

Until August 1542, reached its destination, the royal decrees issued by Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire and I of Spain , in November 1539, in which the title granted to Guadalajara city and coat of arms, that same month, proclaimed both bonds in the main square of Guadalajara and final novel .

GuadalajaraIn 1560 Pope Paul III authorized Guadalajara establish the bishopric of Nueva Galicia , and in that same year the audience ‘s reign was also transferred to that city, which by the time harbored some 500 Spanish , to as many black slaves and a 2200 Indian families scattered over an area of ​​five kilometers around the first foundations of the Cathedral .

The November 18 , 1791 , provided for the establishment of the University of Guadalajara in the city of the same name , the capital of the New Kingdom of Galicia. The opening of the cultural center was the November 3, 1792 , with the headquarters on St. Thomas excolegio .


For the War of Independence , Guadalajara played an important role as it was in this city where the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared the abolition of slavery . It was also here where he published the famous newspaper which published The American Clock ideas. In the vicinity of the place, on the bridge of Calderon , the battle took place where insurgents were defeated . Guadalajara also witnessed the death of the insurgent José Antonio “Master Torres ” who helped make the city Hidalgo . After the war of independence, and with the proclamation of free and sovereign state of Jalisco , This city became the capital of the state .

Guadalajara Horse and Buggy

Panoramic tour of the most famous monuments in the historic district of Guadalajara Jalisco in a horse drawn carriage. Admire the majestic architecture of its buildings beautifully lit. Enjoy old Guadalajara from a traditional buggy ride . Our exclusive transportation will pick you up at your hotel so you enjoy this ¨must do¨ activity during the evening hours.

Your own private tour guide relating and pointing to the most interesting sites in the city. You just seat back and relax to the clopping of the horse’s hooves that remain us from the recent past in old Guadalajara life style.
horse and buggy Guadalajara

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