This is the perfect route to get to know the most representative buildings and public squares of our city, where we can learn about the local stories and legends that gave this beautiful city the famous name of “The Pearl of the West”.
With a very well planned logistic we collect all our participants in their hotels through 3 routes; Historic Downtown Hotels, Expo Zone Hotels and Providencia Hotels. In less than 30 minutes we are at the starting point where we meet our guides and start the tour.
With mariachis playing in the background our guide welcome you to the most important tour of the region because it is the tour that tells our story. The houses, buildings, monuments and streets tell the story by themselves and as we get closer to the center of the city, history takes you back in time to the mid-sixteenth century – the Spanish colony period.
Before arriving at the city center, we make a panoramic tour through the main avenues of the city, describing the architecture that over time was predominant in the city, starting from modern buildings to colonial Mexico, passing through the buildings from the time of the Porfiriato- Porfirio Diaz Presidency-, Barragan houses, post-revolutionary functionalism, and even some indigenous art from the early colonial period.
A personal guided walk through the historic center starts visiting some emblematic buildings such as The Government Palace where we can admire the murals of José Clemente Orozco, the Metropolitan Cathedral and its multiple altars including the catacombs and The Cultural Cabañas, an ancient Hospice that was built at the beginning of the 19th century to be the largest Hospice and House of Mercy worldwide. All these together with the Orozco murals were taken into account to be part of the World Heritage of Humanity in the prestigious list of UNESCO buildings.
We will also visit the Cruz de Plazas, Degollado Theater, Plaza Fundadores, Plaza Tapatía and if your desire for knowing about the Mexican culture has not finished, we invite you to visit the Libertad market or better known as San Juan de Dios market, the largest market in Latin America.
By the time we finish the tour through the Historical Center, many of our clients prefer to stay downtown for lunch and return on their own to the hotel later, which is an option that you can take at the moment or if you want to continue the tour, you can stay with the group and if possible, visit Tlaquepaque, where the party continues.
If you decide to stay on your own in the Historic Center, we recommend you to enjoy the local gastronomy at La Chata Restaurant, which is located on Calle Ramón Corona, almost on the corner of Av. Juárez.