Mexican Flag over the Plaza Liberacion
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Guadalajara (city, Mexico), city in west central Mexico, capital of Jalisco State, near the Río Grande de Santiago, more than 1524 m (5000 ft) above sea level, the second largest city in Mexico. Guadalajara's dry, mild climate and picturesque surroundings have made it a popular health resort.
Frisa de Los Fundadores
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Teatro Degollado (1866)
home of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
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The city lies in a rich farming region and is also an important commercial center, connected by rail with the United States. Hydroelectric power from the nearby Juanacatlán Falls is used to operate the factories of the city.
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Among the products manufactured are textiles, leather goods, furniture, hats, and cordage. The Native Americans from this area make high-quality pottery and glassware.
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The cathedral's mural, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, by Bartolemé Esteban Murillo, and the governor's palace are excellent examples of Spanish colonial art and architecture.
sauce on the chips and it is good enough to eat myself
Palacio de Gobierno
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Plaza de Armas in front of the Palacio de Gobierno
and next to the cathedral
detail of the band stand post
at age 15 is a major event in a
her coming out
photo taken at the Palacio de Gobierno
University of Guadalajara
Newer building of the University of Guadalajara
In the city are the University of Guadalajara (1792), the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (1935), a museum housing works of the painter José Clemente Orozco, and the Degollado Theater, home of the Guadalajara Symphony Orchestra.
Plaza de los Hombes Ilustres
Photos of the Plaza de los Hombes Ilustres
The city is also noted for the mariachi music of its street musicians. Founded in 1530, the city was moved twice before being established at its present location in 1542.
in the Regional Museum of Guadalajara
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Calandrias for gentle rides about town
North of Guadalajara square along Hidalgo Avenue
selling cactus under the Loggia
Guadalajara was captured in 1810 by the Mexican priest and revolutionary Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla during his crusade to free Mexico from Spanish colonial rule. In 1858 it was occupied by Benito Juárez during the War of the Reform. Population (1995) 1,633,216.
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Ministry of Justice
door of the Ministry of Justice
Photos of Hospicio Cabaňas
Photos of the Minerva-Chapultepec area
a shop to print your personal stationary
monument to the man who "pushed the
the telephone exchange building was moved several feet without suspending operation
mail box of an apartment
Photos of Stately Homes
Photos of my Grand Circle Tour of Guadalajara
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