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What to Do in Guadalajara: Must See Attractions

Guadalajara Attractions

Known as the Silicon Valley of Mexico, Guadalajara is a sprawling metropolis of over 4 million people. As one of the best tourist cities in Mexico, there are a variety of Guadalajara activities available for the entire family.

Start your Guadalajara vacation with a visit to the Guachimontones Pyramids. Only a short drive from the center of town, the Guachimontones Pyramids are often included on many Guadalajara excursions and are widely known as one of the top tourist destinations in Mexico. This 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site mesmerizes every traveler stopping by for a visit.

After your visit to the Guachimontones Pyramids, head back to the City of Roses and make a stop at the Catedral. The Catedral is still in pristine condition and is visited by thousands of local citizens and tourists on a daily basis. It is one of the oldest religious sites in Guadalajara and is a perfect example of early Spanish colonial architecture. The Catedral should be on your list of things to do in Guadalajara.

While there are many spots in Guadalajara popular among locals and tourists alike, the Teatro Degollado is a must see among the city's top places. While this ancient play house was once used to stage performances, it is now used for concerts and special events all year long. This is one of the many attractions in Guadalajara not to miss.

Because Guadalajara is a city with so much to see and do, tourists may want to have a map with them at all times. Don't miss out on the many Guadalajara tours and book your vacation through today!

Things to Do in Guadalajara with Kids

You'll find plenty of fun activities to do with your kids in and near Guadalajara. Keep the crew happy with our family friendly experiences.

Free Things to Do in Guadalajara

There's no need to endlessly reach for your wallet in Guadalajara. The following won't cost a red cent.

Museo Regional de Ceramica de Tlaquepaque - Round up the whole family and set off on a journey of discovery through history with one another.

Universidad Guadalajara Lamar - If you're a fan of modern-style architecture and design, add this landmark to your must-see list.

Palacio de Gobierno - Detour to this historic site and discover a few things about the area's cultural heritage.

Plaza de Armas - Find out why both visitors and locals are enamored by the vibe of this place.

Cascada de las Tres Caidas - Close your eyes and draw a deep breath — nothing tops being by the water for some rest and restoration.

Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres - Allow some time to visit this place of local significance.

Templo Santa Maria de Gracia - Connect with your spiritual side or just savor the peaceful ambiance at this sacred place.

Bosque Los Colomos - It's easy to reconnect with Mother Nature at this breathtaking attraction.

Morelos Park - If you like digging about the garden, this place will fascinate your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Guadalajara

Downtown Guadalajara

Consider a visit to Plaza de Armas and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Downtown Guadalajara. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Plaza Universidad Station or San Juan de Dios Station.



Providencia is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Guadalajara Country Club and Punto Sao Paulo Shopping Center while in the area.



Double spires of the neo-Gothic cathedral rise above the central plaza beside a glorious rotunda and a majestic theater in this preserved historic district. 

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Chapalita is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Glorieta Chapalita and La Estampida Sculpture while you're in town.

Financial District

Financial District is noteworthy for its bars, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Guadalajara Country Club and Andares Shopping Center.



While you're in Americana, take in top sights like Avienda Chapultepec or University of Guadalajara Assembly Hall, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Juarez Station or Mexicaltzingo Station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Guadalajara on a sunny day?

You won't want to be cooped up in the hotel when you could be outdoors enjoying a Vacation Photographer in Guadalajara.

What is Guadalajara famous for?

Hospicio Cabanas lives up to its reputation as a local icon you just can't miss.

What should I not miss in Guadalajara?

If you want to experience the best of this place, add these sights to your schedule:

  • Basilica de Zapopan
  • Jalisco Stadium
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Guadalajara Cathedral

What can you do in Guadalajara for free?

You'll barely have time to pull your wallet out of your backpack with so many wonderful free things to do:

  • Hospicio Cabanas
  • Basilica de Zapopan
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Guadalajara Cathedral