An Afternoon in Guadalajara

In October 2014, my wife and I took a short trip to Guadalajara, Mexico.  We spent a few days in the area, visiting Tlaquepaque, Tonala, and of course Guadalajara.  We had a great afternoon in the centro of Guadalajara, enjoying the many churches, plazas and fountains.  Here are a few photos from our afternoon in Guadalajara.

The Cathedral in Guadalajara was completed in 1618.  The towers and dome have been rebuilt several times due to earthquake damage, what you see below dates from 1854.

Cathedral in Guadalajara
Cathedral in Guadalajara

 

The Templo San Francisco is several blocks south of the Cathedral.  It dates to 1580.  This church was part of a larger complex which is now split by a road.  On the other side is the chapel of Aránzazu.

Templo San Francisco, Guadalajara
Templo San Francisco, Guadalajara

 

Guadalajara is full of plazas and fountains.

Plaza View, Guadalajara
Plaza View, Guadalajara
Fountain behind Theater, Guadalajara
Fountain behind Theater, Guadalajara
Fountain, Guadalajara
Fountain, Guadalajara

 

The temple of San Juan de Dios is located near the central market, in a very busy area of the city

San Juan de Dios, Guadalajara
San Juan de Dios, Guadalajara
Street View, Guadalajara
Street View, Guadalajara
Street View, Guadalajara
Street View, Guadalajara

 

The Teatro Degollado was inaugurated in 1866.  The exterior is reminiscent of an ancient Greek temple.  The plaza in front of the theater was under construction during our visit.

Teatro Degollado
Teatro Degollado

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