Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara, as well as the second most populated area after Mexico City.
Sophisticated and beautiful, Guadalajara is a cultural centre of Mexico, considered by most to be the home of mariachi music and host to a number of large-scale cultural events such as the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, and globally renowned cultural events which draw international crowds and in 2005 it was named the American Capital of Culture. Guadalajara is also a sporting hub as it is home to the C.D. Guadalajara, one of the most popular football clubs in Mexico, its Arena Coliseo is one of the hottest spots for wrestling and in 2011 it hosted the Pan American Games.
The stunning architecture of the centre of town, its ancient ruins just outside, the agave rich landscape just outside the city as well as its sophisticated culinary and literary traditions make Guadalajara the perfect spot for Dolce&Gabbana’s latest Latin American opening: at the Palacio de Hierro.
Here are some interesting things to do while visiting Guadalajara.