Last week I asked which city in Mexico is the most visited, although there is no definitive answer to this question, one of the top most visited cities is Guadalajara.
Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco located in the center of Mexico on the western Pacific side. It is Mexico’s 2nd biggest city and 4th most populated. It is one of the most unique travel spots in Mexico because it is rich in culture as well as industry. Guadalajara is the birthplace of both mariachi as well as everyone’s favorite—tequila. While there you can take a day trip to the near by city of Tequila, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Here you can see how tequila is made, stroll the blue agave fields, as well as sample some of the local favorites. Aside from their drinks, Guadalajara is also the cultural hub of Mexico. They host International film festivals, book fairs and various other activities.
On top of its culture, Guadalajara is also the industrial hub of Mexico, some even consider it Mexico’s Silicon Valley. But, just because it is an industrial empire doesn’t mean the town isn’t beautiful. While there make sure to tour the beautiful neo classical architecture of the many cathedrals, monuments as well as the government palace. And don’t forget to pick up gifts for yourself and loved ones at the largest market in Latin America—San Juan de Dios. This illustrious shopping center is 3 floors and offers countless goods for sale. Overall Guadalajara is a very modern city with exquisite old world charm. Here you can indulge in history, culture and fabulous food and drink. It is an excellent vacation for people who love Mexico, but who are looking for something a little out of the norm.
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This week’s trivia question: In which Italian city is Romeo and Juliet set in?