Panteón de Belén

El Retiro

The Belén Cemetery, which opened in 1848 and closed in 1896, is full of so many legends and vampire and ghost stories that it schedules spooky tours in broad...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Teatro Degollado

Centro

Teatro Degollado, a neoclassic theater in the city's central plaza, is home to dance, opera, concerts and other cultural events. It was inaugurated first in 1866...

  • Architecture
  • Performing arts

UNESCO Tequila World Heritage Site

Tequila

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006, the tequila region covers nearly 90,000 acres (c. 35,000 ha) from the Volcano Tequila to the Rio Grande Canyon. It includes...

  • Food & drink
  • Excursions
  • Cultural & Historical

Hospicio Cabañas

Las Fresas

Hospicio Cabañas - now the Cabañas Cultural Institute- has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. One of the oldest and largest hospital complexes in the...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Colomos Park

Colinas de San Javier

Midway between Guadalajara and Zapopan, Colomos Park is an urban forest covering nearly 350 acres (140 ha). It abounds with recreational activities like walking,...

  • Natural Attraction
  • Eco Tourism
  • Walking
  • Playground
  • Park

Guadalajara Zoo

Huentitán el Alto

The 124-acre (50 ha) Guadalajara Zoo with some 4,000 animals is the largest zoo in the country and has the largest reptile house in Latin America. Located in the...

  • Zoo

Lucha Libre

San Juan de Dios II

The spirited and colorful Lucha Libre or masked Mexican wrestling takes place on Tuesdays at 8:45 pm and Sundays at 6 pm at the Arena Coliseo. It can be reached by...

  • Sports
  • Performing arts

Tonalá Market

Tonalá

The suburb of Tonalá turns into a huge crafts market every Thursday and Sunday as vendors pack into dozens of streets and alleys. Many of the silver, gold, clay,...

  • Market
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art

Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan

Zapopan

The Baroque Our Lady of Zapopan and its abbey, built by the Franciscans in the 17th century, are among the most visited religious sites in western Mexico. The...

  • Cultural & Historical

Mercado Mexico

Americana

The Mercado Mexico is a giant upscale food court with a myriad of stalls offering food and drink. Seating is in a central area and on an outdoor terrace.

  • Commercial Center
  • Food & drink

Rehilete Alcalde Park

Alcalde Barranquitas

The recently remodeled Rehilete Alcalde Park has been a popular city park since 1861 and one of Guadalajara's most beautiful. It is nearly 20 acres (8 ha) of green...

  • Park
  • Amusement Park

Tianguis Cultural de Guadalajara

Rincón de La Agua Azul

Tianguis Cultural de Guadalajara is a counter-culture street market and confab held every Saturday on Plaza Juárez across from Parque Agua Azul. It's the place to...

  • Market
  • Performing arts

Andares

Zapopan

The classy, high-end Andares has stores like Burberry, Aéropostale, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Zara plus a Play City Casino (open to 2 am), Cinépolis VIP...

  • Commercial Center
  • Food & drink
  • Cinema

Atlas Country Club

El Salto

Golfing tourists are welcomed at the Atlas Country Club's championship par 72 course, designed by Joe Finger in 1970. The semi-private club is south towards the...

  • Golfing

Ávila Camacho Park

Jardines del Country

Remodeled in 2011, Ávila Camacho Park is a pleasant recreational space for bicycling, roller skating, skateboarding, relaxing walks and renting pedal boats. It has...

  • Park

Balneario El Rincón

Teuchitlán

Balneario El Rincón is a natural hot spring near the source of the Teuchitlán River about an hour west of Guadalajara. Close by the Guachimontones archeological

  • Wellness
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure

Balneario Las Delicias

Villa Corona

Balneario Las Delicias is a family-oriented water park in the hot springs region about an hour's drive southwest of the city. With a panoramic view of the Villa...

  • Water fun
  • Sports

Balneario Los Camachos

La Normal

Founded in 1957, the spring-fed Los Camachos is one of the earliest water parks in the area and one of the most developed. It has pools of different depths, slides...

  • Water fun

Bosque La Primavera

Primavera

The Primavera Forest - "Guadalajara's lungs" - is a pine and oak wildlife refuge 7.5 miles (12 km) west of the city. Covering about 140 square miles (36,000...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle

Bullfighting

Nuevo Progreso

The Plaza de Toros north of downtown by the Estadio Jalisco soccer stadium has two seasons: October-November and February-March. Featuring international and Mexican...

  • Sports

Casa ITESO Clavigero

Americana

Founded by ITESCO, the Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Casa ITESO Clavigero is a cultural center and art museum with talks and exhibitions in the arts and...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Museum

Casa Museo López Portillo

Centro

The family home of López Portillo - José the writer, not José the president - is the only "House" museum in the city, displaying well- preserved furniture from the...

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Museum

Casa-Museo José Clemente Orozco

Arcos Vallarta

The house where José Clemente Orozco, the celebrated political muralist of the early 20th century, once lived and worked was turned into a small museum in 1951....

  • Art
  • Museum

Centro Magno 

Arcos Vallarta

Arranged on three levels, Centro Magno is more entertainment center than shopping mall. In addition to an assortment of shops, it boasts a multiplex cinema, bowling...

  • Commercial Center
  • Food & drink
  • Cinema

Chimulco Parque Acuático

Villa Corona

The Chimulco Water Park - opened in 1963 - is in the thermal springs area 30 miles (47 km) south of the city. With waters at 39° C (102° F), it offers a Lazy River,...

  • Wellness
  • Water fun
  • Amusement Park

Estadio Chivas

Zapopan

Estadio Chivas - formerly Omnilife Stadium where the 2011 Pan-American Games ceremonies were held - is home to Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas), one of the most...

  • Sports
  • Architecture

Galería del Calzado

Monraz

Galería del Calzado is a shopping mall just for shoes. It has over 60 shoe shops with a variety of styles and prices. Purses, belts and other accessories are sold at

  • Commercial Center

Galerías Guadalajara

Zapopan

The largest mall in western Mexico, Galerías Guadalajara offers wide variety in more than 250 shops, department stores and eateries, including global brands like...

  • Commercial Center
  • Performing arts
  • Food & drink
  • Cinema
  • Art

Glorieta de La Minerva

Vallarta

The impressive La Minerva, a prominent landmark, is surrounded by a fountain in a traffic circle not far from the Romanesque Vallarta Arch. The 26-foot (8 m) bronze...

  • Art
  • Cultural & Historical

Guadalajara Cathedral

Centro

The 16th century Guadalajara Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas is entered through the smaller Plaza de los Laureles. Its architecture is principally Baroque with a...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture