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Things to do in Guadalajara

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Beautiful Park with a Japanese garden, a hiking trail and th elargest forest inside the city. Iconic setting”
  • 136 locals recommend
Church
“Downtown Guadalajara only 15 miles away!! Over 150 years of Mexico Culture is waiting for your to experience. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is the most iconic construction in Guadalajara, it was an orphanage long ago but now it is a museum where murals of Clemente Orozco are exhibited permanently. They also organize cultural concerts and ballet performances and there are always expositions a paintings, photographs and artesanias.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Diner
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“This is a very impressive and beautiful Gothic building, reminiscent of Notre Dame in Paris. It's worth going inside to take a look. Every hour there are "saints" that come out of the clock and go around. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Theatre
“En 1866 fue inaugurado el teatro, Su bóveda tiene frescos de Gerardo Suárez y Jacobo Gálvez que aluden al canto cuarto de la Divina Comedia, en realidad es una experiencia inigualable. Actualmente es la casa de la orquesta filarmónica de Jalisco, también hay opera, danza clásica y contemporánea, conciertos y resitales. Debes de conocerlo!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Museum
“Mexican Contemporary Art Exhibitions are present in this century-old museum with José Clement Orozco's frescos.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Zoo
“Just a few minutes north of the city is the Guadalajara Zoo. In addition to its fine setting - it overlooks the stunning Santiago Gorge - this fun attraction is one of the largest and most important zoos in Latin America. Highlights of its collection of animals include many rare species such as white lions, Bengal tigers, and black panthers, plus a large primate contingent featuring gorillas and orangutans, along with a number of native Mexican species such as Mexican wolves. Other highlights include a large aquarium and a reptile house with numerous lizards, snakes, and spiders. The zoo is also noted for its large aviaries, in particular two dedicated to songbirds an other species.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Expo Guadalajara is where all the big conventions take place. Their is an expo convention almost every week here with lots to see and enjoy.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“food court, many stores , cinema and more! zona para comer, cines , tiendas departamentales, y mas.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Aquarium
“It is the first de luxe Aquarium of a kind. Easy to go, inside the city and only 8 min walking from Casa Mixtlán, with amenities indoor and outdoor, interactive experiences with many species of fishes, reptiles and mammalians, fauna and everything is well set.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Market
“Visit Latin America's largest indoor market. You can buy anything you can imagine here. We recommend eating a delicious Torta in the food court. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Es una plaza que a pesar del paso del tiempo sigue manteniendo su magia, es un lugar muy tranquilo para poder pasar la tarde con tus seres queridos. Hay muchos lugares donde comer, comprar cosas diversas y un suoer mercado. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Entertainment
“El instituto Cultural Cabañas, mejor conocido como Hospicio Cabañas, es un edificio de arquitectura neoclásica, emblemático de la ciudad de Guadalajara. Dentro de preservan algunos de los murales de José Clemente Orozco The Cabañas Cultural Institute, better known as Hospicio Cabañas, is a neoclassical building, emblematic of the Mexican city of Guadalajara. Inside are preserved murals of José Clemente Orozco.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Excellent burgers. Nice location which is pet friendly and located near Chapultepec where you can walk around. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Market
“A cool place whit a lot of restaurants , you can choose what you want to eat of all the restaurants . You alo have desserts and coffee , and the famouse mexican Aguas frescas (a fruit drink). The wenesday is jazz night. ”
  • 46 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Joint
“Excellent burgers. Nice location which is pet friendly and located near Chapultepec where you can walk around. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place has great coffee and a very creative Menú. Try it's unique dishes. This place is famous for they're lonche de pancita, great to grab and go!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mexican restaurant famouse for the Carnes en su jugo ( meat soup ) and and the beans with corn.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great neighborhood - night time drinks with a ton of mariachis for hire! Great shopping of incredible arts and crafts from all over Mexico. You can literally spend days shopping through all the street shops.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great vibe, great food, great service. What's not to like? Fun place for dinner.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lugar de rico ramen, ideal para una tarde fresca o lluviosa. Recomendado para ir a cenar y pasar después a los bares que se encuentran en la misma calle. Tomar en cuenta que puede haber una larga lista de espera.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good seafood and the best micheladas You have one closer that is not in the map : Ottawa #1568”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excelente por sus famosos ostiones, este lugar cuenta con un menú bastante amplio ”
  • 19 locals recommend

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