Traditional Cantinas Tour in the historic center of Guadalajara

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  • 2.5 hr

Spend the night living experience of “Cantinas”, Mexican taverns that have a unique mix between the old and the modern, places full of culture and Mexican history. As a result of progress and industrialization in Mexico, the working class and the middle class emerged. Thanks to this, the cantinas emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These places were generally located in neo-colonial buildings in the areas of trade and commerce of that time, what we now know as the historical center. On this tour, you will walk through the historic center and visit the “Cantinas” that are frequented by the Tapatíos (word for Guadalajara citizens). Enjoy drinks and snacks typical of the region. In the “Cantinas” there is no discrimination; They are well known for their friendly and lively atmosphere. During the tour, your local host will share the history, myths, and legends behind each place. An essential tour if you have a few days to discover Guadalajara.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Teatro Degollado

One of the architectural jewels of Guadalajara was founded in 1861 during the reform war by General Santos Degollado.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de la Liberacion

The largest and busiest square in the historic center of Guadalajara. Built-in the 1940s thanks to Governor Gonzalez Gallo and designed by the Guadalajara architect Ignacio Díaz Morales.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cantina La Fuente

Visit and enjoy the atmosphere of the most emblematic cantina in Guadalajara with more than 100 years of history, founded in 1921.

Duration: 45 minutes

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The Plaza de Armas is the oldest in the historic center, founded in 1561 during the colonial era. Today in the center of the Plaza there is a French-style gazebo that was brought from Paris, France in 1910 by direct order of President Porfirio Díaz.

Duration: 10 minutes

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The square of the two temples was an old Franciscan monastery founded in 1540. Unfortunately during the reform war in 1859, it was bombed and destroyed. The two temples that were inside the monastery are preserved.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nueve Esquinas

The neighborhood of the 9 corners is one of the oldest in the center, populated by indigenous and mestizo communities. It became famous for the "Birria" a goat stew that is a tradition in Guadalajara. There is the last Cantina of the tour.

Duration: 10 minutes

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A Traditional Cantina with a more modern and youthful touch is located in the classic neighborhood of the 9 esquinas. Here you can enjoy signature cocktails, Mezcal, Tequila, and Draft Beer as well as an a la carte menu with typical Guadalajara dishes.

Duration: 45 minutes
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