Downtown Guadalajara is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and bars. You can satisfy your cultural palate with theater and live music. Choose one of Downtown Guadalajara's hotels and explore the area around Guadalajara with ease.
Sightseeing around Downtown Guadalajara
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Study the collections at Museo de Cera, Regional Museum of Guadalajara, or Museo del Periodismo y las Artes Graficas. You can check out the local talent at Degollado Theater, Teatro Diana, and Jaime Torres Bodet Teatro. Learn about the local history at Palacio de Gobierno, Rincon del Diablo, and Hospicio Cabanas. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Las Nueve Esquinas, Plaza de Armas, and Templo de San Agustin. Be sure to get some family photos at Parque Planetario, Selva Magica, and Zoologico Guadalajara.
Shopping and taking a tour are a couple of popular activities in the area. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Parque Revolucion, Morelos Park, or Parque Agua Azul. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Corona Market, Mercado Libertad, and Magno Centro Joyero. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Plaza Forum Tlaquepaque, Plaza Nuevo Progresso, and Plaza De Toros Nuevo Progreso.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Metropolitan Cathedral, University of Guadalajara Assembly Hall, and Jalisco Stadium. Plaza de la Liberacion, Plaza de los Mariachis, and Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres are also favorite places to visit.
Getting around Downtown Guadalajara
If you want to get around the city, Plaza Universidad Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include San Juan de Dios Station and Refugio Station.
The Guadalajara, Jalisco (GDL-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Intl.) airport is 10.5 miles (16.9 km) from Downtown Guadalajara.