Guadalajara in Photos

You know how sometimes you just don’t, or can’t, click with a city? Mike and I both felt this way about Guadalajara. I was excited to visit: it’s the second biggest city in Mexico, the artsy alternative to Mexico City and the center of Mexico’s tiny microbrewery scene. In reality though, it was huge, it was scorching hot, it probably has a great personality somewhere, but I  just couldn’t get a foothold to understand or enjoy this place.

There were a couple of bright spots though. The food was great, with some new Jalisco-centric specialties to try. The small town of Tlaquepaque was delightful: it’s  basically a cross between a city suburb and a small artist’s village.

Here were the highlights of three days in and around Guadalajara:

Guadalajara’s enormous cathedral, completed in 1854
The Palacio de Gobierno
The Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres
The central market, largest in Latin America and basically heaven for foodies.

Torta Ahogada – a pork sandwich smothered in chili sauce. You eat it with a spoon.
Flan de Jalisco
Guadalajara is the birthplace of mariachi-music
Chiles in Nogada- stuffed poblanos topped with a super rich walnut sauce
Church in Tlaquepaque
gorgeous statues line the streets in tlaquepaque
a mini- cupcake flight!

We visited Guadalajara with a complimentary rental car procured by CarRentalsUK.

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11 thoughts on “Guadalajara in Photos”

  1. yeah…. not every trip can be life changing and amazing. I actually felt that way about yellowstone…. it was interesting but I didn’t fall in love

    that food looks amazing. I have cupcake envy.

  2. Very nice photographs! aslo food are so delicious I think. Guadalajara is definitely an excellent place for visiting. this article can help travelers to take decision to go these places. thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

  3. Guadalajara is definitely an overwhelming place. I was there for 4 months and felt this way the whole time I was there, but like you, found comfort in all the food there! It was life changing for me, actually. I’m glad you found Tlaquepaque and liked it. I know I was always relieved to go there. It’s a very comfortable spot. Also, I have a photo with that same bench!

  4. Shame you didn’t connect with Guadalajara – that does happen, there are so many places in the world we can’t possibly fall in love with everywhere! The food looks absolutely delish though!

  5. Omg that food is making me hungry! We didn’t make it to Guadalajara sadly but have heard amazing things. Some locals told us it was the “most Mexican city” in Mexico. So it has to be awesome! Great photos.

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