The center of Guadalajara is small enough to be walkable, yet large enough not feel like we are making grooves in the same streets, a good mixture of open spaces, public buildings, commercial establishments, and pedestrian streets.
One of the tourist things to do in Guadalajara is a day trip to Tequila. Neither of us could warm to the idea, so we took the metro to Zapopan and walked back to the center.
We loved everything about Guadalajara. What a nice city for living! No wonder (I couldn't remember where I read) the area has the largest concentration of North Americans outside the US and Canada.
First some photos in the neighborhoods around our Airbnb.
Taking on liquids and having a rest at La Cafeteria, a peronal favorite of our landlady.
This stand at the Parque Expiatorio weekend night market serves veggie tacos.
The neighborhood church; Templo Expiatorio.
Sunday night there was a rock band at Parque Expiatorio.
The modern Zapopan Centro MiTren Station is just steps from the center of the city.
Across the street from the station, the Arco is under renovation.
That's me! On the walk north to the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan.
And me again posing with the city sign.
The Basicical; a pilgrimage destination.
For the Basilica, as with most buildings in Mexico, there is a mandatory temperature check and splash of disenfecting hand wash, not to mention cubrebocas (face mask) required.
From Zapolan, we headed southwest to Bosque Los Colomos park and its highlight the Japanese Garden.
Then through Los Arcos de Aguas and back home.
A streamline corner building on our block.
And more pics from around town.
Near the main plaza.
Mercado San Juan de Dios
Wedding Photo Shoot - Looking toward the Cathedral.
Inside the Cathedral.
Day of the Dead Market was coloful and lively.
Patio with Moorosh Architecture.
A peak inside an old mansion.
The Art Deco facade of the Cine Roxy, now Sala Roxy, still stands.
I make myself at home inside this gallery "installtion".
An exhibition featuring artist Paloma Torres. The medium for this work is felt.
The ubiquitous Mercedes-Benz buses; red and green.
Pan de Muerto shop window.
And if you get this far, all the flickr photos from Guadalarajara are here.