Guadalajara has preserved an important cultural heritage, yet it is a modern productive metropolis with numerous special events and activities, such as the Folklore and Cultural October Fest, the International Book Fair (FIL), and the International Mariachi Festival, just to name a few.
Because of its friendly people, climate, safe environment and natural and architectonical beauty, the city and the surrounding areas are very appealing for international visitors, as well as a renowned retirement destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta (on the Pacific coast), Chapala (the largest lake in Mexico), the town of Tequila (birthplace of tequila), Guanajuato (a lovely colonial city), and many other historic and cultural venues are all very easy to reach from Guadalajara.
Guadalajara was founded
Inhabitants in the metropolitan area
Degrees on average, tempered with rains from June to September
Registered architectural monuments
Magic Towns and 3 cities declared World Heritage by UNESCO
Restaurants with food of all specialties
Bars and nightclubs
Shopping centers, malls and commercial centers
International events during the year
Countries have a diplomatic presence in Guadalajara
Daily flights to domestic and international destinations
Guadalajara was selected as "Smart City"