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Guadalajara Walking Tour: History and Muralism

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Are you looking what to do in Guadalajara? Stroll the historic center with an expert local guide. Enjoy a one-day cultural Guadalajara walking tour that will take you through the history, traditions, and ways of life “Tapatíos”.

You will visit the main attractions of the city center: squares, monuments, churches, walkways, colonial buildings, and local craft shops. Appreciate the striking murals of Jose Clemente Orozco, one of the great exponents of Mexican muralism.

After learning the history, and appreciating the architecture and art, you will end up in the Libertad market where you can find dozens of options to try the traditional food and drinks of Jalisco such as tejuino, torta ahogada, pozole and birria.

This Guadalajara walking tour is a full immersion into the local culture and heritage. It is designed to share knowledge and create a social, friendly, and fun atmosphere. An indispensable tour if you have a few days to explore Guadalajara.

Benefits:

• Knowledgeable local guide
• Access to Cabañas Museum
• Small Group Tour

Tour Details

Duration: 3-4 Hours

What’s included: 

  • Entrance ticket to the Cabañas Museum

  • Local guide specialized in History and Muralism

What’s excluded

  • Transport

Meeting point:

Av. Ramón Corona 31, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

End point

Mercado Libertad – San Juan de Dios, C. Dionisio Rodríguez 52, San Juan de Dios, 44360 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Languages In-person:

  • Spanish
  • English

Health restrictions: 

Not recommended for travellers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travellers

Not recommended for travellers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Tour rating & reviews
Mary C
Mary C
A wonderful way to spend the day!
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Our tour guide Fernando was very knowledgeable on every area we asked him about, from the artisans to the history to the current economy.... You name it, and he knew about it! We enjoyed meeting and talking with the artisans, watching them work, and hearing their stories. We had a delightful lunch in beautiful Tlaquepaque and then fun shopping. The night before our tour I injured my ankle (later found out it was broken) and asked Fernando if we could stop on the way to purchase a cane for me. He did better than that and brought his Abuella's wheelchair for me to use! It was a life saver. If I could rate this tour 10 stars I would!
Nancy A
Nancy A
Tonalá & Tlaquepaque Fun!
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Once again Fernando has out down himself! He was our tour guide for these amazing locations. He took us to galería Bernabé where you will learn about 4 generations of petatillo artistry, a tortillería de flor, how Lupita are made, and all along the way we learned amazing history about both cities. A great way to spend a day!!! Highly recommend. Gracias Fer 😁
Ron
Ron
Fun Tour
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Ask for Fernando he is a great guy, and very knowledgeable! we definitely recommend this tour, well be back for sure.
Edmundo Yrigoyen
Edmundo Yrigoyen
Mexican Complexity Revealed
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Our guide Berenice Miramontes took us on this walking tour from Colonia Americana thru historic center, ended in front of the Cabañas museum. Her English was very good and her knowledge of history and architecture styles was excellent and very informative. She also did a great explanation of the murals and made them very relevant to Mexico and world history. She answer all our questions, we now understand Mexican history a lot better. It was very interesting finding out about the war of independence from Spain and the revolutionary war which was internal more like a civil war. In any case I highly recommend this tour and take good walking shoes!
Geraldine Aves
Geraldine Aves
Passionate & Professional
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What an incredible walking tour with Fernando. He generously shared his knowledge and passion for history and art with us. He made history come alive and culturally engaged us right from the beginning. We highly recommend spending quality time with a professional and passionate tour guide like Fernando.
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Tour the historic center with a local expert. Live a cultural experience that will take you through the history, traditions, and ways of life of the Tapatíos. You will visit the main attractions of the city center: squares, monuments, churches, walkways, colonial buildings, and local craft shops. Appreciate the striking murals of José Clemente Orozco, one of the great exponents of Mexican muralism. After learning about the history and appreciating the architecture and art, we will end up at the Libertad market where you can find dozens of options to try Jalisco's traditional foods and drinks such as tejuino, cake drowned, and birria. This is an immersion tour into the local culture. The idea is to share knowledge and create a social, friendly, and fun atmosphere. It is an essential tour if you have just a few days to explore Guadalajara.