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Four Days in Guadalajara, Mexico

For some reason, we only booked ourselves for four days in Guadalajara. I’m not sure why, but there’s so much to see and do here that we’re definitely coming back!

We ate like we were in the U.S. on this trip: we had Chinese fast food and Burger King the first day (I know, so lame), then went to Costco, shopping at the mall, and had an amazing steak dinner at Casa Caborca. If you’re wondering, the food at Costco in Mexico is the same price as in the U.S., but they had beef cannelloni on the menu, and jalapeños on their hot dogs.

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IMG_0265Rueben took this photo!
IMG_0261Art inside the restaurant

We did walk around Centro Histórico on Sunday, which was insanely busy. It was a reminder Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico, because there were so many people everywhere. It was fun seeing everyone out for the holiday weekend (Revolution Day), but it was a little overwhelming at the same time. When we went back a couple of days later, it was a lot calmer and easier to navigate.

We stopped at a large shoe market that also has a ton of torta vendors and got great turkey, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise tortas (sandwiches, ours were on half a loaf of French bread). They slather the bread with mayo, a cream sauce I couldn’t distinguish, and broth, and it was so delicious! Also only $45 pesos each, which is about $2.25USD.

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Guadalajara’s Centro Histórico boasts many gorgeous buildings, including the Guadalajara Cathedral, Palacio de Gobierno de Estado de Jalisco (Jalisco State Governor’s Palace) and its museum, many restaurants and shops, and plazas to relax and people watch.

IMG_0285Catedral de Guadalajara and Palacio de Gobierno de Estado de Jalisco

Photos inside the Museo del Palacio de Gobierno

IMG_0289Mural of Mexican freedom fighter Miguel Hidalgo by renowned Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco
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IMG_0301Mural above the Congress Chamber featuring Miguel Hidalgo
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IMG_0333Tiempo de Gabriela Natera
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IMG_0342Plaza de la Liberación

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IMG_0354Teatro Degollado
IMG_0356Templo de San Agustín

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IMG_0361-2Rotunda Dos Jaliscienses Ilustres

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We had pretty amazing weather, as you can see. I recommend going to Guadalajara and relaxing, but also taking advantage of all the beauty there is to see!

On the list for our next trip to Guadalajara:

Have you been to Guadalajara? Let me know what should be added to my list!

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