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Guadalajara Plaza de Armas
Guadalajara Plaza de Armas

Guadalajara's Main Square, the Plaza de Armas

&copy Suzanne Barbezat

Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city, but its historical center can easily be explored on foot. This walking tour will guide you through Guadalajara's historical center visiting plazas, churches and monuments.

Plaza de Armas
Our walking tour of Guadalajara begins in the Plaza de Armas, located on Avenida 16 de septiembre between Morelos and Pedro Moreno streets. Sometimes referred to as the Plaza Mayor, this is the main square of Guadalajara's historical center. To commemorate the Centennial of Mexican Independence in 1910, the square was remodeled, and the lacy wrought-iron bandstand which dominates the plaza was brought from Europe. Built in Paris by the foundry D'art Du Val D'Osne, the bandstand was a gift to the city from President Porfirio Diaz.

The state band performs concerts here on Thursday and Sunday evenings at 6:30pm.

The next stop on our walking tour of Guadalajara: Palacio de Gobierno

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