Best Things To Do in Guadalajara, Mexico

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Guadalajara.

Guadalajara may not be as popular as other cities in Mexico, but don’t let that fool you. Guadalajara is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Guadalajara.

If you have plans to visit Mexico and are not sure if Guadalajara should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Guadalajara and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Guadalajara

Here is the list of things to do in Guadalajara and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Los Famosos Equipales Image

    Address: Juan Álvarez 710, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    This well known bar offers great snacks to accompany its drinks. Make sure you try the “Las Nalgas Alegres” (Happy Buttocks) a pink coloured concoction with lots of kick. The juke box is always on ensuring a good time.  
  2. Guadalajara Cathedral


    Address: Av Alcalde 10, Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Mexico

    The building of this cathedral began in the 1560s and ended almost five decades later. The towers that currently were built in 1854  and designed by Manuel Gomez Ibarra after an earthquake destroyed the original ones in 1818. Expect a mix of gothic, Palladian and neoclassical architecture. Phone Number :-  01 33 3614 5504
  3. El Parian

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    El Parian


    Address: Calzada independencia, Mexicaltzingo, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico

    If you are looking to experience an authentic Mexican fiesta or see a bit of Mexican culture, then El Parian is where you should go. It is a happening square right in the center of Tlaquepaque, a suburb made famous by its arts and crafts. El Parian is filled with some of the best authentic Mexican restaurants, bars with live music and has ample ...Read more
  4. Ibiza Club

    Address: Avenida Mariano Otero 3009, Bosques de la Victoria 44530

    Located on Avenida Mariano Otero, this club specializes in electronic and dance music and normally attracts a younger crowd because of the type of music that is played (older people don’t necessarily have the energy for the amount of dancing required).  Phone Number :- +52 33 3631 0539
  5. Plaza De Armas

    Address: Avenida Morelos | Zona Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico

    This plaza is just south of the cathedral and has some of the best views in the city while the Palacio de Gobierno has some fine French ironwork which was bought by former president Porfirio Diaz in 1885. The bandstand is used as a performing arena. 
  6. Plaza Guadalajara

    Address: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    In front of the cathedral there is an outdoor restaurant and circular fountain. Under the fountain you will find an underground commercial centre which has everything from fruit to jewellery on sale. Great for browsing. 
  7. Birreria Las 9 Esquinas

    Address: 384, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    Best known for its lamb birria which is fantastic. Located in one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods you can expect great service and lots of history.
  8. Mercado Libertad

    Address: Javier Mina, San Juan de Dios, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    This multi-storey enclosed market has hundreds of vendors and is the largest of its kind in Latin America. There is also a fantastic food court and you can pick up some great souvenirs here. Phone Number :- +52 33 3617 7989
  9. Barranca De Oblatos

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    Barranca De Oblatos

    Hiking Trail, Adventure, Canyon

    Address: Periferico Norte Manuel Gomez Morin, Tetlan Rio Verde, 44720 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

    Barranca de Oblatos is a canyon formed by the river Rio Grande de Santiago in Mexico. The best place for madcaps, this canyon offers great opportunities for an adventurous hike. As you explore the area, you will come across naturally formed thermal water pools that are ideal for a good soak on a wintery day. Besides, the place is packed with pan...Read more

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