All About Guadalajara
Guadalajara, “The Pearl of the West,” Capital of Jalisco and Mexico’s 2nd largest city and is one of the largest urban centers in North America. The city has deep colonial roots which are evident everywhere around the city. The city center is laid out like a cross, which consists of the Guadalajara cathedral and 4 surrounding plazas.
The climate in the area is very mild, which is great for golfers and tennis players alike. The weather is great year round, and the temperatures throughout the year range from lows of around 68 degrees to highs around 92 degrees during the summer.
Guadalajara is the birthplace of Mariachi music, and the city hosts an annual Mariachi bash in September. Aside from Mariachi music, there is a vibrant music scene in the city. There are plenty of clubs and venues, where a whole array of different varieties of music are played.
Guadalajara has plenty of activities and things to do around the city. Just like most other urban cities, there are plenty of theatres and museums throughout the city. The arts are very important to the city, and have been integral to the Gualajara’s rich history. br>
The city has plenty of great accommodations, ranging from modest to exquisite. Plenty of villas and other long term accommodations are also available, as well as some of the best food in the country. Guadalajara’s dining and nightlife scene is world class, and is definitely worth checking out on your vacation.
Gualajara is home to Libertad Market, which is the largest public market in the Western Hemisphere. You can find plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a variety of goods such as homemade pottery, leather goods, chairs, ect.
If you travel a mere 5 miles away from Guadalajara, you will arrive in
Tlaquepaque. This one of Mexico’s most important art centers. In
Tlaquepaque you will find even more pottery, homemade blown glass, wood workings and furniture.
A historic city with a modern outlook, Guadalajara will delight any vacationer!