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  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
View the magnificent architecture of Guadalajara and the beautiful handicrafts of Tlaquepaque! During your 5-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll stop at important landmarks in Guadalajara’s historical downtown, full of colonial buildings like the main cathedral and Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater). Walk through the enormous Mercado Libertad (Liberty Market) before continuing by air-conditioned minivan to nearby Tlaquepaque, where you’ll have time to stroll the cobblestone streets and crafts market.

Highlights

  • 5-hour city sightseeing tour of Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque
  • Glimpse the colonial history and modern-day culture of downtown Guadalajara
  • View famous monuments at Plaza de la Liberacion (Liberation Square), such as the Degollado Theater
  • Discover the charming town of Tlaquepaque and its market of traditional Mexican handicrafts
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan included

What You Can Expect

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque on a city tour

Your guide will pick you up by minivan at your hotel and take you to Guadalajara’s historical downtown to begin your city sightseeing tour. Stop at the Plaza de Armas, home to the Guadalajara’s twin-towered cathedral. One of the city’s most magnificent landmarks, the cathedral boasts a richly decorated interior with gold-leaf pillars, Gothic vaults and a stained-glass window of the Last Supper.

Head to nearby Liberation Square, which takes up two whole city blocks filled with beautiful colonial buildings. At the Instituto Cultural de Cabanas, where drama, dance and music is performed, you’ll see another example of Guadalajara's stunning architecture, including a popular museum that houses modernist murals. Admire the neoclassical design of the Degollado Theater before continuing to the Plaza de la Rotonda, located on the north side of the cathedral. Here, your guide will tell your group about the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Illustres (Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco), a circular monument of 20 bronze sculptures honoring Jalisco's best-known architects, writer, composers and scientists.

Afterward, walk with your guide through Mercado Libertad, also known as Mercado San Juan de Dios, one of Mexico’s biggest traditional markets. You’ll see local vendors selling everything from produce, traditional candies and flowers to rugs, clothing and leather goods at more than 2,600 stalls.

Then, drive to Tlaquepaque, a small colonial village just 4 miles (7 km) southeast of downtown Guadalajara. Enjoy free time strolling the narrow cobblestone streets and admire the beautiful architecture or purchase a traditional meal and delicious drink for lunch (own expense). You'll have a chance to walk around one of Tlaquepaque's arts and crafts markets, where you can find Mexican wood carvings, ceramics, pottery and leather items, before your guide returns you to your hotel in Guadalajara.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Ricardo was knowledgable and willing to go along with the plans we had made in our trip to Guad. I would recommend him to anyone traveling there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Ricardo was excellent. Great service, very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Great tour.

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