Guadalajara is a city full of life, colors, culture but also modernity because some call it the Silicon Valley of Mexico.
On the program of your visit to Guadalajara, it will be the ideal climate, the warm population, the baths in the Pacific, idleness on the beach, tastings of Mexican specialties, partying, and shopping in lively streets! You will start immediately with the temple of the atonement, a true architectural jewel. It is a trendy place for tourists and will succeed in seducing you. Then you will continue with the Rotonda de Los Jaliscienses Illustres, one of the city's most beautiful monuments, located in a beautiful park and where you can also walk. Also, consider visiting Agua Azul Park, which will amaze you with the beautiful orchid greenhouse and butterfly aviary. South of Guadalajara is Lake Chapala, an exceptional place for bird watching, boat trips, hiking, or visiting its two islands: Isla Escorpion and Isla Mezcala. You can attend the Mariachis festival in August, which highlights a lovely show and local music. Be sure to visit the Cathedral of Guadalajara, located in the heart of the historic center. These stained glass windows, statutes, crypts, and its 22 bells make this moment simply spectacular. Also, stop by the Mercado San Juan de Dios, the city's most famous market, to take home some souvenirs and taste Mexican specialties. In Guadalajara, you can also visit the Degollado Theater, home to the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra. Then, you will remember the Hospice Cabanas, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and where you will find several exhibitions of photos, paintings, and sculptures. There are also many parks in this city where you can stroll, including the Parque Morelos, the San Francisco Garden, and the Parque de Los Colomos. Consider the Plaza Libération if you want to do some shopping in the small street shops there.