The second-largest city in Mexico and Jalisco’s state capital, Guadalajara is a vibrant, vital city encompassing modern urban development, colonial architecture, and rich cultural heritage. This graceful metropolis full of tree-lined avenues and fountains has been given various nicknames to capture its beauty—City of Roses, City of Fountains, Ciudad Real, and most famously, the Pearl of the West.
The Westin Guadalajara is located in the prestigious Residencial del Bosque district directly across from the Expo Guadalajara, a major venue for events, exhibitions, congresses, and conventions. Along with many shops, parks, and other corporate offices, the neighborhood houses Guadalajara’s state-of-the-art World Trade Center as well as Plaza del Sol, one of the city’s largest commercial plazas. Within a few miles of the hotel are three large shopping centers—-Plaza del Sol, La Gran Plaza, and the newest and most exclusive, Andares.
Cultural and artistic opportunities abound in downtown Guadalajara. The host of an International Book Fair as well as the Showcase of Mexican Cinema, Guadalajara offers opera, theater, and a philharmonic orchestra, plus top-class restaurants serving a delicious blend of pre-Hispanic and Spanish cuisine. It Cabañas Cultural Institute was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There is also much to see just outside of Guadalajara. Our concierge can assist in organizing day trips to the town of Tequila or the popular archaeological site of Los Guachimontones—-or help you discover the stunning array of crafts in Tlaquepaque, where the main street is lined with restaurants and art galleries.