12 Photos to inspire you to visit centro histórico de Guadalajara, Mexico

Centro Historico, Guadalajara

At the heart of the capital of Jalisco, Mexico lies a historical center that will leave you breathless! With its gothic, castle-like ambiance, neoclassic museums & buildings dating back to 1558, the historical center of Guadalajara is a must see destination!

In 2005, the city of Guadalajara was named the American Capital of Culture, and hosts a number of large-scale cultural events such as the  Guadalajara International Film Festival  and the  Guadalajara International Book Fair .

In 2005, the city of Guadalajara was named the American Capital of Culture, and hosts a number of large-scale cultural events such as the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Guadalajara International Book Fair.


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The Museum

The museum in Guadalajara, or Hospicio Cabañas, is a must see with amazing architecture dating back from 1791, making it one of the oldest and largest hospital complexes in the Americas.

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Teatro Degollado

#CouplesTravelGoals acheived at Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara

#CouplesTravelGoals acheived at Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara


The Metropolitan Area

In downtown Guadalajara you can take a rooftop bus tour of the Historical City Center of GDL, Tlaquepaque & Zapopan. The bus costs $180 pesos per person and includes all tours. Be sure to bring a hat if you want to sit on the roof, and watch for the trees!

The Guadalajara metropolitan area has a population of over 5 million inhabitants, making it the second most populous metropolitan area in Mexico, behind Mexico City.

The Guadalajara metropolitan area has a population of over 5 million inhabitants, making it the second most populous metropolitan area in Mexico, behind Mexico City.


The icon designed to represent Guadalajara

The icon designed to represent Guadalajara


Jorge Matute was a Mexican Engineer known for moving a 1700-ton telecommunications building in 1950 to widen a main street in Guadalajara. The building was moved 12 meters with all the communication operators working inside!

Jorge Matute was a Mexican Engineer known for moving a 1700-ton telecommunications building in 1950 to widen a main street in Guadalajara. The building was moved 12 meters with all the communication operators working inside!


Say cheese! The street art & photo opps in GDL are endless!

Say cheese! The street art & photo opps in GDL are endless!


The Guadalajara Cathedral

The original cathedral was built in 1541, but destroyed in 1574 during Mass when neighbors fired shots into the air. Some of the bullets fell onto the cathedral and started a fire, severely damaging the building. The new cathedral was completed in February 1618.

The original cathedral was built in 1541, but destroyed in 1574 during Mass when neighbors fired shots into the air. Some of the bullets fell onto the cathedral and started a fire, severely damaging the building. The new cathedral was completed in February 1618.

In 1818 an earthquake shook the city, causing the towers and the dome to collapse. These were replaced, but the new structures were destroyed by a subsequent earthquake in 1849, and was damaged by earthquakes again in 1932, 1957, 1979, 1985, 1995 and 2003.

In 1818 an earthquake shook the city, causing the towers and the dome to collapse. These were replaced, but the new structures were destroyed by a subsequent earthquake in 1849, and was damaged by earthquakes again in 1932, 1957, 1979, 1985, 1995 and 2003.

Inside the church

Inside the church

The fountain, the cathedral, Guadalajara…We couldn’t resist!

The fountain, the cathedral, Guadalajara…We couldn’t resist!

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