Downtown Guadalajara: Self-Guided Walking Tour

There’s no doubt that the historic center of Guadalajara (Centro Histórico) is one of the most captivating and important parts of the city. It’s the perfect opportunity to visit the city’s historical landmarks, gaze at the drop-dead gorgeous hodgepodge of colonial, neoclassical and baroque styles of architecture, and get a first hand impression of the city. Founded in 1542, Guadalajara boasts a historic center with more than four centuries of history combined with the more recent additions of monuments, parks, and squares. This Centro area attract locals and visitors in droves. It’s beautiful and the perfect place to take a walking tour, earmark attractions for return at a later time, and learn interesting tidbits about Mexican history.

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Legendary Bars and Cantinas of Guadalajara, Mexico

Anthony Bourdain said it best, “Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.”

This is easily one of the best ways to get to know a people and an aspect of their culture. This is no exception for Tapatíos. Tapatíos are warm, fun-loving hosts that will open their arms and bars to anyone who wants to partake. So if you’re headed to Guadalajara, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the best old school cantinas this city has to offer.

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