El Parian

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Listen to mariachi bands and enjoy authentic local dishes in this lively square or shop for arts and crafts in this thriving cultural region.

El Parian is a popular square in Guadalajara with a spirited atmosphere. With restaurants, bars and live music, it is the ideal place for a fun night of entertainment or a traditional Mexican dining experience.

Have a meal or a drink at one of the many restaurants and bars located right on the plaza. Try regional dishes such as birria, a spicy Mexican meat stew served with onion, lime and tortillas. For dessert, try bionico, a fruit salad covered in sweet creamy topping, coconut and raisins. Top off your meal with a drink of genuine Mexican tequila to put you in a party mood. Enjoy the merry atmosphere as mariachis wander from table to table playing folk music.

Amble around the peaceful plaza by day and admire the pillared arcades and brightly colored colonial buildings. At night, watch El Parian come to life with live music and street vendors. Watch a diverse range of groups perform in the central bandstand. Performances mostly take place on the weekends from afternoon until late evening.

At the end of the 19th century, El Parian was a fashionable area with a high-end market for the elite. Take a guided tour of the area and learn more about its history or go shopping in one of the centers nearby. The square is close to a few large markets, such as the Mercado Libertad and the San Juan de Dios, where you can buy handcrafted souvenirs.

The square is located at the heart of Tlaquepaque, a suburb of Guadalajara known for its arts and crafts. Tour the ceramics museum and art galleries and visit antique shops and stores selling leather, pewter, copper, stonework and wrought iron.

Reach El Parian by bus or taxi from the center of Guadalajara . The journey is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) and takes less than 20 minutes by car. Visit the gardens nearby at the Jardín Hidalgo.

Top Hotels Close to El Parian

Country Hotel and Suites
Country Hotel and Suites
2.5 out of 5
Av Circunvalacion Jorge Alvarez del, Castillo #1482, Guadalajara, JAL
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The price is $22 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Located in Providencia, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Guadalajara Assembly Hall, Basilica de Zapopan, and La Minerva. Guadalajara Cathedral ...
4/5 Very Good! (977 reviews)
"I liked room 306"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

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Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club
Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club
4.5 out of 5
Av. Las Americas 1551, Col. Providencia, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is $110 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Providencia, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Punto Sao Paulo Shopping Center and Guadalajara Country Club. Avienda Chapultepec and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (981 reviews)
"Absolutely wonderful. Awesome experience. Awesome service from the second we stepped foot in all the way from when we left. Will be coming back!"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club
Comfortable Apartment located in Jardines del Country, unbeatable location.
Comfortable Apartment located in Jardines del Country, unbeatable location.
Guadalajara, JAL
Situated in Guadalajara, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from El Parian and within 3 mi (5 km) of Guadalajara Country Club and Avienda Chapultepec. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"It was comfortable, good area, but not to clean especially the restrooms."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Comfortable Apartment located in Jardines del Country, unbeatable location.
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Country Hotel and Suites
Country Hotel and Suites
2.5 out of 5
Av Circunvalacion Jorge Alvarez del, Castillo #1482, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is $22 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Country Hotel and Suites
Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club
Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club
4.5 out of 5
Av. Las Americas 1551, Col. Providencia, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is $110 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club
Comfortable Apartment located in Jardines del Country, unbeatable location.
Comfortable Apartment located in Jardines del Country, unbeatable location.
Guadalajara, JAL
Comfortable Apartment located in Jardines del Country, unbeatable location.
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The price is $49 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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HS HOTSSON Hotel Guadalajara Country C
HS HOTSSON Hotel Guadalajara Country C
3.5 out of 5
Av. de las Américas 1526, Colonia Country Club, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is $80 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
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Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara
4.5 out of 5
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The price is $62 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
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AC Hotel Guadalajara Providencia, Mexico
AC Hotel Guadalajara Providencia, Mexico
3.5 out of 5
Avenida De Las Americas 1500, County Club, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is $71 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
AC Hotel Guadalajara Providencia, Mexico
Fulton Business Luxury Hotel
Fulton Business Luxury Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1450 Av. de las Américas Country Club, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is $53 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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NH Collection Guadalajara Providencia
NH Collection Guadalajara Providencia
4.5 out of 5
Sao Paulo 2334, Col. Providencia, Guadalajara, JAL
The price is $104 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
NH Collection Guadalajara Providencia
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