refined, modern and dynamic, yet still provincial and traditional
- filled with small spaces of peace and quietness. The capital
of Mariachi music and Tequila: two Mexican icons, Guadalajara
is a showcase that synthesizes the essence of Mexico. Its position
as the 2nd largest city in the country dates back to the colonial
era, a result of its excellent land, natural resources and climate
as well as its strategic position as a port of entry to the very
rich northwestern region. The beauty of "The Pearl of the
West" lies in the countryside and its people. Guadalajara
can be toured in a two-day trip, have a look here for tours
in Guadalajara. A traditional place to start is the Historic
Center, with its 16th century cathedral whose 18th century twin
towers feature very distinctive tops.
Also downtown are the Government Palace and the Hospicio
Cabañas, now a museum and office of the state's Culture
Institute. The famous painter José Clemente Orozco created
some of his best murals in its main building, specifically the
one titled "Prometheus in Flames" on the dome. The most
important artistic and cultural events in the west of Mexico are
presented in the Teatro Degollado, with its elegant neoclassical
architecture and its luxurious interior. The cultural atmosphere
extends to the Plaza de los Fundadores - right behind the theater
- where concerts and artistic activities take place.
stroll through the cobblestone streets of Tlaquepaque transports
the visitor backing time by means of traditional and elegant mansions
dating back to the 18th century. Besides tradition, in Tlaquepaque
and Tonalá you will find hundreds of restaurants that offer
typical Mexican cuisine along with the joyful music of the Mariachi.
You will be enchanted by the charm and folklore of those traditional
parts of Guadalajara.
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