Guadalajara The City of Roses and Fountains
Guadalajara is known as the City of Roses (roses bloom 365 days a year) and City of Fountains. Guadalajara is a wonderful mix of old world charm (ancient architecture hundreds of years old) and modern design and is home to a wide variety of culture, incredible art galleries, museums and cathedrals.
The Teatro Degollado, built in the 1500’s, a famous landmark building in downtown Centro Guadalajara, is the home to spectacular entertainment – The 3 Tenors have performed there as have the famous Ballet Folkorico and many other world famous entertainers. The inside is simply breathtaking!
In recent years many high tech companies from Canada and the U S have moved in, enhancing the city’s reputation known as “Mexico’s Silicon Valley”
There are over 80 modern shopping centers in Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico with a metropolitan population of around five million people. You’ll find many back home names like Sears, Liverpool, Wal-Mart, Price Club, Office Depot, and now many more franchises coming in. We even have a McDonald’s, Domino’s pizza, Applebee’s and Starbucks. Since signing the NAFTA agreement, each year more and more businesses are moving into Mexico.
In Lake Chapala you can get everything you need and anything you want plus more, in Guadalajara.
Tlaquepaque, close to Guadalajara, is a very famous retail centre where arts and crafts from all over Mexico are displayed for sale. You will get a flavor of the culture of the different regions of Mexico as you walk through this wonderful 19th century village. Many of the shops are converted from former estate homes.
Tonola, close by to Tlaquepaque, is the town of factories where you can have anything made at ridiculously low prices.