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Best things to do in Guadalajara

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Beautiful Park with a Japanese garden, a hiking trail and th elargest forest inside the city. Iconic setting”
94 locals recommend
Church
“Downtown Guadalajara only 15 miles away!! Over 150 years of Mexico Culture is waiting for your to experience. ”
63 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.”
67 locals recommend
Theatre
“El Teatro Degollado, te remonta al pasado, con sus colores, sillas, ambiente, es un lugar único.”
50 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.”
40 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. ”
63 locals recommend
Museum
“Mexican Contemporary Art Exhibitions are present in this century-old museum with José Clement Orozco's frescos.”
42 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.”
27 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.”
34 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. ”
43 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. ”
45 locals recommend
Park
“Nice medium park perfect for a morning run or to go visit the japanese garden”
37 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“food court, many stores , cinema and more! zona para comer, cines , tiendas departamentales, y mas.”
29 locals recommend
Establishment
“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.”
34 locals recommend
Flea Market
“A space with broad median strips, planters, fountains and monuments that lends itself to walking, cycling and visiting art galleries and exhibitions along this elegant space. Sometimes there are various cultural activities including concerts, dance exhibitions and films”
32 locals recommend
Theatre
“Beautiful theatre where you can watch plays, musical concerts, dance and more! www.teatrodiana.com”
19 locals recommend