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.
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.
Guadalajara is full of plazas and fountains.
The temple of San Juan de Dios is located near the central market, in a very busy area of the city
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.