Guadalajara is the capital, political, and economic center of Jalisco (a western Mexican state). It is the second biggest city of the country and one of its main tourist destinations. Travelers find this city everything they're looking for in an unforgettable trip. Here the attractions and advantages of a modern city are in perfect harmony with traditional attractions. Moreover, Guadalajara boasts an architecture which varies from colonial to modernism.
Once you've arrived in the city, remember that this is the birth city of mariachis and tequila! Guadalajara represents one of the most important industrial and commercial centers of the country, which explains why it is sometimes called the Silicon Valley of Mexico.
One of the main tourist attractions of the city is the Cathedral, which you can find in the heart of Guadalajara, with its two precipitous towers and central dome. North of the church there is the Rotunda of Illustrious Men, a green area which contains a circular monument with 17 columns around the edge, where the statues which surround it represent the illustrious sons of Jalisco. Behind the cathedral you can find the large Plaza de la Liberación, which commemorates the abolition of slavery by Miguel Hidalgo.
On one of the edges of the plaza you can find the Degollado Theater, where the Folkloric Ballet of Guadalajara is performed. In the back of the theater you can find a fountain which depicts the founders of the city and where Plaza Tapatia begins, which extends over 800 meters to the Cabañas Cultural Institute, known as the Cabañas Home. You will love the beauty of this neoclassic building, an emblem of the city. Inside some frescos of the Mexican muralist and lithographer José Clemente Orozco are conserved. In 1997 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.