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Jalisco is a state in western Mexico that borders the Pacific Ocean. The state is known for mariachi music and the tequila that was born here. The capital, Guadalajara, has colonial plazas and iconic sites, such as the Degollado Theater, in the neoclassical style, and the majestic Guadalajara Cathedral, with its twin golden spiers. Nearby is the Government Palace, which has murals by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco.
Guadalajara is a cultural center 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. It is home to the C.D. Guadalajara, one of the most popular football clubs in Mexico. This city was named the American Capital of Culture for 2005. Guadalajara hosted the 2011 Pan American Games.


is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco.

The historic downtown of Guadalajara is the oldest section of the city, where it was founded and where the oldest buildings are. It centers on Paseo Morelos/Paseo Hospicio from the Plaza de Armas, where the seats of ecclesiastical and secular power are, east toward the Plaza de Mariachis and the Hospicio Cabañas. The Plaza de Armas is a rectangular plaza with gardens, ironwork benches and an ironwork kiosk which was made in Paris in the 19th century.

Why is Jalisco Mexico?


The famous cazuelitas de Tlaquepaque

visit the traditional Parian in Tlaquepaque, an old market that has gained worldwide fame for its 18 bars and restaurants. This is where any visitor ends up saying "he who has not taken a tequila horse in each of the Parian canteens, has not been to Tlaquepaque".

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