guadalajara

When you picture Mexico – tequila, tacos, large sombreros and mariachi music – you are picturing Jalisco. Guadalajara – the capital city – is an exporter of culture, both across Mexico and around the world. More than just Mexico’s second largest city, it is a mix of these great cultural things, with a modern Mexican twist. The city is huge and there are a lot of different places to explore. While lacking any “major” attraction, the lure and appeal can be discovered everywhere. The food is amazing. The city is full of interesting street art. The city is fairly modern and constantly evolving. It’s historic city center is full of churches and monuments worthy of a visit.

Guadalajara is massive! The city is actually three towns that have merged into one. It has many distinct and different neighborhoods connected by a patchwork of crazy roads. Transit is good, and a massive above-ground Subway line is nearing completion.

Unfortunately, we had less than two days to explore here; it was our starting point for our 2 weeks in Mexico and we had lots to do in only a little time. We did as much as we could before we left.We ate a lot. We walked a lot. We traveled on the subway, in busses and Ubers. The city is huge and there was so much we didn’t see.

But I know I will be back.

 

Guadalajara. 2017.

Guadalajara. 2017.

Guadalajara Grafitti. 2017.

Guadalajara. 2017.

Guadalajara Church. 2017.

Guadalajara. 2017.

Guadalajara Rooftops. 2017.

Classical Building. 2017.

Guadalajara. 2017.

Statue. 2017.

Guadalajara Plaza. 2017.

Guadalajara. 2017.

Guadalajara Government. 2017.

Guadalajara Tower. 2017.

Guadalajara Sign vs Traffic. 2017.

Guadalajara. 2017.

Guadalajara. 2017.

Guadalajara Bus Station. 2017.

Guadalajara Bus Station. 2017.