Guadalajara, set in a fertile valley in
the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental enjoys an exceptional
year-round climate together with the benefits of one of the country’s
largest hydrological networks. The wealth of this city, which has always
played a key role in Mexican history, is evident in the strength of its
manufacturing industry, which mainly produces consumer goods, and its
intense cultural life.
The City of Guadalajara is the capital
of the State of Jalisco, and the second most important city in the Mexican
Republic. Guadalajara is known worldwide as the capital of folklore
due to the traditional Mariachi, popular dances, handicrafts, gourmet
cooking, tequila and national sport, charrería.
The Guadalajara of today is a large city with enormous avenues,
impressive monuments, dozens of squares overflowing with trees and plants,
colorful markets, crowded malls and a continuous sense of activity
reflected in the dozens of people strolling up and down the wide pavements
and pedestrian precincts. At every step, there is a place to stop and
enjoy this city, which appears to have been drawn by hand.
Unlike other cities with more specific
features, Guadalajara is an urban complex that offers visitors a
variety of options for their enjoyment. It boasts everything from museums
that reflect Mexico’s diversity; districts that have managed to preserve
the flavor of tradition; and monuments and buildings that contribute to
its distinctive atmosphere.