Free Tour through the History and Culture of Guadalajara

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Pablo
Quality Verified Registered on July 27, 2022

I am originally from Guadalajara, I have always lived here, I am passionate about knowing the history and culture of the places I visit, and that is why I like to share the city where I live with others, so that they can make the most of their visit.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Welcome everyone to the second most important city in Mexico and one of the most beautiful cities! Join me and we will take a tour through the history of Guadalajara, learning about the moments that have marked the course of this city , from its founding, through its history to the present day. Guadalajara is a city with many stories and curiosities to tell , let's get to know them!

We will begin our tour with the most iconic and famous building in our city: the Cathedral , we will learn about the legends it hides and its peculiar architecture . We will continue in the Plaza de la Rotonda to learn the stories of prominent people in our city.

We will appreciate the Government Palace museum, which was formerly a fortress and which today has impressive mural paintings by José Clemente Orozco, and we will continue our tour to appreciate the beautiful architecture of the Degollado Theater.

We will learn about the site where our city was founded and some curious facts about its founding almost 500 years ago!

We will walk through the alleys that keep ancient legends and we will end our tour in a beautiful museum that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site : the Hospicio Cabañas.

These are some of the places we will visit on this tour:

  • Cathedral
  • Mayor's Walk
  • Rotunda of the illustrious Jalisco residents
  • government palace
  • Throat cut theatre
  • Founders Square
  • Plaza Tapatia
  • Hospice Cabins

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. Fray Antonio Alcalde, Zona Centro...
    Av. Fray Antonio Alcalde, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
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    Meet me near the large head-shaped sculpture called "Tree Inside" on Avenida Alcalde, I'll bring a red umbrella.

  • 1
    Free admission
    Catedral de Guadalajara
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Main Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Throat cut theatre
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Founders Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Hospicio Cabañas

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maria 20 May 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled in family - May 2024
Pablo nos dío un excelente Tour por el centro de Guadalajara y nos sentimos muy bien. Fue muy profesional, muy interesante y entretenido. Lo recomiendo!
Gloria 26 Apr 2024
San Pedro Sula

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Excelente tarde de rica historia de la ciudad. No se siente el tiempo de lo ameno que es la historia y la forma en como lo relata Pablo.
Alexander 18 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Great time with Pablo! We were lucky to be the only ones in that tour given the timing. But it was worth it because we could even enter into the Theatro Degollado. Thanks a lot Pablo for adapting the tour to our likings!
José 14 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Un placer haber conocido el centro de Guadalajara con Pablo.
Rubikha 11 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Me gustó mucho el tour y la ciudad
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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