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Experience true mexican tradition

Guadalajara originates from the Arab word "Wadi-al-Hajara", which means “Valley of Stones”. The city was named after the Spanish city of the same name, hometown of conquistador Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán, who founded the Mexican city in 1531.

Located 540 km northwest of Mexico City in the Western part of the country, Guadalajara is proudly the capital of the State of Jalisco, the second most populous city in the Mexican Republic. In its political organization, the Metropolitan Area is currently constituted by five towns: Guadalajara, Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga and Zapopan.

Also known as the Pearl of the West, the city represents the State of Jalisco as pioneer of certain symbols of the Mexican culture such as: traditional handicrafts, rodeo (charrería), the mariachi, folk dances like the jarabe tapatío, its typical gastronomy and, of course, a world-renowned beverage: tequila.

Among its main attractions outstand the magnificent architecture of its religious and civil buildings in the historic center, having as an icon the Hospicio Cabañas, decorated with murals painted by artist José Clemente Orozco, and recently declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Walking down its streets and whereabouts, you may appreciate the natural beauty of its parks and gardens, covered with trees throughout its avenues, turning it into one of the most pleasant urban areas to live in.

The friendly city of Guadalajara welcomes visitors through the warm hospitality of its people. Gifted with a privileged temperature varying between 11° and 26° C, it is considered one of the best climates in Mexico, which makes it a destination beyond compare for many to experience quality of life and all the services of a big city.

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