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. Museo De Arqueologia De Occidente De Mexico

    Museum, Archaeological Site

    Address: Calle Zaragoza 244, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

    Museo De Arqueología De Occidente De Mexico is a small archeology museum in Guadalajara, Mexico. The museum building dates back to the 18th century and once was a convent for Augustinian Recollect nuns of Santa Monica. The museum has some nice displays, impressive ancient artifacts and exhibition on the archeological wealth of the West o...Read more
  2. Parque Nacional Barranca De Huentitan

    National Park, Trail, Park, Nature

    Address: Calzada Independencia Norte #s/n, Huentitan El Bajo, Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

    If you are looking for some adventure then Parque Nacional Barranca de Huentitan is your go-to place. A hike along the trails in this area will get the adrenaline rushing through your veins. Tucked away in the lap of nature, this park is engulfed in lush greenery and dense forest. As you walk along the path, you will come across a variety of ra...Read more
  3. Expo Guadalajara

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    Expo Guadalajara Image

    Address: Verde Valle, 44550 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    The Expo Guadalajara is a state of the art convention center with 32 rooms, 52 modulated rooms, exhibition floor and functional lobbies. This huge facility can cater up to sixty thousand people every day for all types of events. Be it a small private party with five people or a lavish ball with ten thousand guests, the spacious dining space can ...Read more
  4. Hermosa Provincia


    Address: Hermosa Provincia, 44770 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

    Essentially a colony, exclusively built for the members of the LLDM or La Luz del Mundo community, the Hermosa Provincia is an important landmark of Guadalajara. It is characterized by this stunning church featuring a captivating structure and all-white colour scheme. With an objective to accommodate community members well, this attraction has a...Read more
  5. Plaza De Los Mariachis

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    Plaza De Los Mariachis


    Address: Alvaro ObregOn esquina Lic. Verdad 23, San Juan de Dios, 44360 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

    If you are keen on seeing Mexico’s culture up-close, then visit the small square called Plazuela de Los Mariachis in San Juan de Dios. This quaint little square located in the heart of the city offers you a lot including good food and the upbeat music of Mariachis bands. Give your taste buds a feast by visiting any of the local food joint...Read more
  6. Zoologico Guadalajara

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    Zoologico Guadalajara


    Address: Calle Paseo del Zoológico 600, Huentitán El Alto, 44390 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

    One of the best things to do in Guadalajara with kids is visiting the Guadalajara Zoo. First started in 1988 for promoting conservation and research, the zoo now boasts to be one of the prime tourist attractions in Guadalajara. Home to around 360 animal species, it is said to be the largest zoo in Spain considering the species-population. There ...Read more
  7. 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. 
  8. Minerva

    Landmark, Statue

    Address: Avenida Lopez Mateos y Avenida Vallarta, Guadalajara 44120, Mexico

    Right in the middle of a busy roundabout of Guadalajara, stands this magnificent statue La Minerva, erect and strong as though guarding the city. La Minerva can be best viewed from your car or you can see it standing from across the “glorietta” or roundabout. During special festivities at or near La Minerva, the streets will be clos...Read more
  9. 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

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  • How do we get to the Guad. Zoo by bus from the bus station in Guad.? thanks, Blema

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    • Depending on which bus station you are at, you can get a taxi directly to the zoo. 

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