10 things to do in Guadalajara


You have just arrived in Guadalajara and you are wondering what to do and see in the city? This article will help you find out what are the best things to do in Guadalajara and the most beautiful places to discover!


1. Barranca de Huentitán

If you like doing sport and adventure activities, go on a hiking trip to this beautiful natural canyon. It’s situated on the northern neighborhood of Guadalajara, only a few minutes from the city center.

2. Bares de Chapultepec

It’s the place to go if you want to have a drink with some friends. You’ll certainly find the perfect bar in the wide range of bars that this area has to offer. The Palosanto is a bar with a Mexican style where you can enjoy a drink at the terrace. If you like singing, you can go to Santitos bar, a rooftop bar where you can have a drink, food and sing the song that you want.


3. Torta Ahogada

“La torta ahogada” is the most typical dish of Guadalajara. It’s a piece of bread filled in with pork meat, onions and tomato sauce. The restaurant “Rober’s: Super tortas ahogadas” is the best place to eat this typical dish, it is opened for more than 30 years now.


4. Centro de la ciudad

By walking in the city center, you can discover many monuments such as the Cathedral, “la Plaza Tapatia”, “el Palacio de Gobierno”, “el Palacio Municipal”. It’s easy to discover the city center because every building is close by.


5. Bicicleta en la vía recreativa

Another way to discover the city is renting a bicycle and ride through “la vía recreativa”. You can rent the bikes at the park Revolución and it’s from 8.30 to 12.00am. For more information, you can check on their website.


6. Parian de Tlaquepaque

You should go to Tlaquepaque which is a city in the south of Guadalajara, only 20 minutes by car from the center of Guadalajara. The Parian is the place to be in Tlaquepaque where you can enjoy typical dishes.


7. Arcos de Guadalajara

The arches of Guadalajara are one of the monuments and emblems of the city.


8. Parque Los Colomos

“Los Colomos” park is a nice place if you want to escape from the city life. There are several activities to do there, you can either go there for a walk, a run or picnic.


9. Mercado San Juan De Dios

The market is situated in the center of the city and it’s famous for being the biggest market roofed market in Latin America with 40.000m2. You can find a lot of different things over there like handicrafts, clothes, electronic devises, fruits, vegetables, etc.


10. Película en el parque Metropolitano

This big park is known for organizing open-air film screenings. You only need to take with you a blanket and some snacks to enjoy the movie. They post on their Facebook page all their events organized in their park.

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