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11 must-see places in Guadalajara, Mexico

Article by GVI


Posted: January 21, 2023

Hey there! Are you thinking about taking a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico? If so, you’re in for a treat! This vibrant and culturally rich city has a lot to offer, from delicious food and lively music to stunning architecture and beautiful parks. Here are just a few of the must-see places in Guadalajara that you won’t want to miss:

The Degollado Theater

This historic opera house is a true architectural gem, with its neoclassical design and opulent decor. Even if you don’t catch a show, it’s worth taking a tour to admire the ornate details and learn about the theatre’s storied past.

The Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres

This roundabout in the heart of Guadalajara is a tribute to some of Jalisco’s most famous sons and daughters, including artist Diego Rivera and composer Jose Alfredo Jimenez. Take a stroll around the rotunda to admire the statues and learn about the people who have made significant contributions to Mexican culture.

The Tequila Express

If you’re a fan of tequila, you won’t want to miss this fun and educational excursion. The train takes you on a tour of the tequila region, where you’ll learn about the history and production of the famous spirit, and even get to sample a few different varieties.

The Degollado Park

This beautiful park is the perfect place to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the city. There’s a large pond with paddle boats, a playground for children, a gazebo where you can listen to live music, and vendors selling everything from tacos to souvenirs.

The Rotunda of Illustrious Persons

This is another interesting roundabout in the heart of the city, where you can find statues of some of the most important figures in Jalisco’s history.

The Rotunda of the Third Age

This is a roundabout which is dedicated to the senior citizens of Jalisco and it is a nice place for a walk and to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the area.

The Rotonda of the Jalisco Culture

This roundabout is dedicated to the culture of Jalisco, it features sculptures that represent traditional dances, music, and other aspects of the state’s heritage.

The Mercado de San Juan de Dios

This is the largest indoor market in Latin America, and it’s a must-see for anyone who loves food and shopping. You’ll find everything from fresh produce and spices to handmade crafts and clothing. Be sure to try some of the delicious street food, like tacos al pastor and elote.

The Rotunda of Independence

This roundabout is dedicated to the Independence of Mexico, it features sculptures and statues that represent the most important figures of the Mexican war of independence.

The Rotunda of the Fine Arts

This roundabout is dedicated to the Fine Arts, it features sculptures of famous painters and sculptors from Jalisco. It’s a great place to admire the city’s artistic heritage.

The Rotunda of the Mexican Revolution

This roundabout is dedicated to the Mexican Revolution, it features sculptures that represent the most important figures of the revolution.

Those are just a few of the many amazing places to see in Guadalajara. Whether you’re into history, culture, food, or just soaking up the local atmosphere, this city has something for everyone. So, don’t wait, plan your trip today and discover for yourself the magic of Guadalajara!

Diving and Marine Conservation in Puerto Morelos

Are you planning a trip to Mexico and looking for ways to make the most of your time? Why not consider adding a volunteer program with GVI to your itinerary? Puerto Morelos, a charming little town located on the Caribbean coast, is the perfect place to combine volunteer work with some fun and relaxation. One of the programs offered by GVI in Puerto Morelos is diving and marine conservation.

This program gives you the opportunity to explore the stunning underwater world of the Caribbean while working to preserve it. Whether you’re an experienced diver or just starting out, you’ll get to snorkel and dive in some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. And when you’re not diving, you can enjoy the town’s famous beaches and the laid-back life that Puerto Morelos has to offer.

The town has a unique charm, with a beautiful blend of local and international culture. The friendly locals, the delicious seafood and the vibrant atmosphere will make you fall in love with the place. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the conservation efforts that are being done in the area and the impact that the program has on the local community.

Not only will you be making a difference, but you’ll also gain valuable skills, meet new people and create unforgettable memories. So if you want to make the most of your trip to Mexico, consider signing up for a GVI program in Puerto Morelos. You’ll get to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean, the culture and the people, while also making a positive impact in the community.

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