Guadalajara, Mexico, showcases the country’s most beloved traditions, while setting the standard for fine arts throughout Latin America. Spend your holiday exploring the city’s top galleries and sway to local melodies in the birthplace of Mariachi music. Your inner history buff will get starry-eyed over the centuries of architecture and monuments throughout the city, while restaurants and hotels in Guadalajara will spoil you with hospitality and some of Mexico’s finest cuisine. Practice your conversational Spanish and book flights to Guadalajara, rápido.
What to Do in Guadalajara
Lucha Libre! Part wrestling and part circus theatrics, there are few better ways to immerse yourself in the local scene than donning a luchador mask and taking a seat in the Coliseo on Calle Medrano. Or, take the natural route and see the forest for the trees with a tour of the castle and gardens in the lush Los Colomos forest northwest of downtown. Make sure your itinerary includes Mercado Libertad, the largest indoor market in Latin America, where you’ll find everything from jewellery to scrumptious street food—ask for escamoles and wash them down with a trago of tequila, if you dare. Many Guadalajara hotels, museums and historic plazas are sprinkled along Avenida Hidalgo between Calz del Federalismo and Calz Independencia. When you’re hungry for refined fare, eat your way through Zona Minerva, a district west of Guadalajara’s historic centre.
Getting To & Around Guadalajara
Touch down at Guadalajara International Airport (GDL), then book one of Wotif’s car hire options or take a taxi to check in at Guadalajara accommodation before kicking off your adventure. Several bus lines serve the city centre and the surrounding suburbs as well, but busing can be an unreliable mode of transportation in this region, so it’s best to supplement public transit with cab rides.
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