Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico... Place where was born the Mariachi and Tequila!!!

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Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico

Situated in the heart of Mexico, Guadalajara is a modern, cosmopolitan city. Better known to locals as the “perla tapatía,” Guadalajara sits in the center of the Jalisco state on the occidental coast of the country.

The city was the capital of the New Galicia kingdom which expanded as far north as modern day San Francisco, California. Guadalajara became the capital of the Jalisco state on the 27th of May in 1824. The areas that make up the metropolitan zone of Guadalajara are Zapopan, Tonalá, and Tlaquepaque. The population of the Jalisco state is seven million.

Few cities can offer so many points of interest that make up an atmosphere of culture, history, and legends for visitors to enjoy. The perfect place to start is in the Historic District where you can find the majestic buildings if the:

1) Cabañas Cultural Institute, named a historic site by UNESCO.
2) The Degollado Theatre.
3) The Regional Museum.
4) The City Museum.
5) The Governmental Palace.
6) The four plazas that make up the “Cruz de Plazas,”.
7) The Cathedral, which is the most well known symbol of Guadalajara for its inverted calla lily-shaped towers. (LIKE A FLOWER TULIPAN)
Other places you shouldn’t miss include the
1) Liberty Market.
2) The Tapatía Plaza with its series of sculpture gardens and fountains.
3) And the most important Zoo of Latin America, Guadalajara Zoo, located in the Huentitan precipice.

The Guadalajara of today also represents modern Mexico for its force- economic as well as industrial and commercial, and for its infrastructure of services.
The modern phase of the “Tapatía” capital brings tourists an excellent selection of establishments where you can find an extensive variety of goods, including clothes, shoes, accessories, and other gifts.
The archetypical folklore of tequila, Mexican cowboys, the music and gastronomy of this land helps it to compete with the most vanguard cities of the world as a tourist destination. Its exotic beaches, impressive forests, and calm, historical towns also draw people to the area. Jalisco sets itself apart from other Mexican states in its welcoming of visitors.

Of all the places to visit in Jalisco, one of the most important highlights is the City of Tequila via the “Tequila Express,” a tourist train from the City of Guadalajara to the City of Tequila where you can enjoy a huge variety of tequila native to the region. When you arrive, take the interesting tour given by the tequila makers, which are the most important in the country. They show the detailed process of their internationally well known drink. While you’re there sample the local food and relish in the great variety of mariachi music.

One of the great gastronomic delicacies that you can savor in the Jalisco state is the traditional “Torta Ahogada.” It consists of pork fried in its own juices stuffed into a sliced baguette which is then dunked in a succulent sauce. There are two sauces to choose from- tasty tomato or hot pure chili, which should only be tried by true lovers of spicy foods.

There are a lot of tourist attractions that Jalisco has to offer, and this post wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of the coastline. The western coast of Jalisco is home to the impressive beach city of Puerto Vallarta and may other naturally beautiful beaches that rival any of the others along the Mexican Pacific and shouldn’t be missed!

giotravel says:
David, veniste directo a trabajar!
que bueno,
Posted on: Mar 12, 2009
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