Collected by Allegra Ben-Amotz, AFAR Local Expert
Founded in 1542, Mexico’s second-largest city is steeped in history, much of it quite well-preserved. Whether you want to explore the city through the lens of art, architecture, or alcohol, Guadalajara is chock full of opportunities to travel back in time.
Av. Rubén Darío 1435, Providencia 3a. Secc, 44630 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
If you think beards and old-school barbershops are primarily a Brooklyn phenomenon, then you might be surprised by Barbierattoo, a modern-day barbería in Guadalajara that leans heavily on nostalgia. Head here when you want a trim or a shave...
Calle Pino Suárez 78, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
La Fuente is a Mexican cantina out of a movie set. Founded in 1921, it’s Guadalajara’s oldest bar, located appropriately in the Centro Historico. There’s no sign on the door, nor a way to peek inside, but listen for the tinkle of...
Calle José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández 2083, Obrera, 44140 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Calle Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, San Juan de Dios, 44360 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
This 19th-century complex, originally built as a hospital for the disadvantaged, is host to an impressive display of modern art, most notably a series of frescoes by famous Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco. The collection includes one of his...
Calle Álvaro Obregón 23, San Juan de Dios, 44360 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
If you’ve been to Mexico City’s Plaza de Garibaldi, you may think you know what mariachi music is all about—dozens of different bands dressed in matching uniforms, hustling you for tips. In Guadalajara, however, there are plenty...
Montes Pirineos 1930, Monumental, 44320 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
While it’s certainly not for the faint of heart, attending a bull fight at the Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso is a time-honored Sunday activity for many folks in Guadalajara. From the traje de luces (the matador’s flamboyant,...
44600, Av. México 2074(1700, Santa Teresita, 44600 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
For more than twenty years, vendors peddling antiques and collectibles have set up shop along Guadalajara's Avenida Mexico every Sunday morning as part of the Tianguis Trocadero De Antiguedades. If you have a good eye, you're sure to spot some...
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