Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
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This traditional plaza has frequent free evening concerts and is always filled with a variety of amateur musicians.
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Joel C
Penang Island, Malaysia81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Business
one of the main visits places in guadalajara. worth to stop by. there's always some event happening here. nice viewpoint of watching mexicans live their life. great place
Written December 13, 2016
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TheTravelPirate
Rochester, NY811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Loved hanging out here in the Plaza, my hotel was about 5-7 minutes away so I came every day and would hang out and people watch and gaze at the great architecture.
For sure stop into the cathedral.
Area is pretty safe but as always stay alert.
Written September 30, 2019
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Mary Ellen M
Milton, WI215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Street performers, stunning fountains, artistic metal bench art and some great people watching are just a few reason to visit.
Written January 4, 2018
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cicimed
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
beautiful at night, very cultural, lots of subway entrances, mostly clean, safe, few restaurants around
Written August 2, 2022
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pulcino3
San Francisco561 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A true "agora", where both locals and tourists gather, whether it's gazing at the old architectural treasures of Guadalajara's historic center, or just people watching. There are entertainers, and food vendors around, lots of restaurants, and only a few benches to rest for free (there should be more).
Written February 3, 2020
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Terry Poole
Uxbridge, UK717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
I'm in Guadalajara right now for my second visit in 2 years. As always, the plaza is lovely to relax and take some nice photos. However, the place and everywhere nearby is packed with families as it seems that the schools have broken up for half term.
Written November 18, 2019
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cmbtraveller
Canada490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
The exception is the magnificent Degollado building on one side of the plaza. The plaza itself has a gorgeous fountain and plenty of activity so one can people watch for hours if one can find a place to sit down.
Written April 20, 2018
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Steve R
Oregon Coast, OR165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Business
Our Hotel Frances was located close by so we walked around this and connecting plazas each day here. People from all over the country and world come to view the sites here.
Written March 4, 2017
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realworldtraveller
Italy361 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Business
Belive it or not, Guadalajara almost does not have a "centre". There is abviously a huge area od main streets packed with people over the day; but as soon as the shops close thisweb of main streets turns into a dark and at some point scary suburb. The "only" place where you may still reralize that you are in the centre of a 5 million inhabitants city is Plaza de ramas, where you can find the only 2 cafès that may serve you something to eat or drink after 9pm. And if you are lucky, you might even find some busker playing some songs while you sip your coffee at one of the tables displayed on the south corner of the square.
Written September 11, 2015
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Akhil Bakshi
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India990 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014
Plaza de Armas, once the meeting place of the native Ochoas, is the city’s historic centre. A splendid, Paris-built wrought-iron bandstand, supported by eight female figures representing different musical instruments, stands in the middle of the square. There were also four Greco-Roman sculptures of beautiful maidens representing the four seasons. As my interest was in global warming, only the lady undressed for the summer heat caught the eye of my camera. All the amazingly sculpted wrought-iron benches were occupied with people sunning themselves, chatting or reading the leaflets distributed by the protestors. From the lavishly designed vintage street lamps hung the colours of Mexico. Four mariachis, attractively dressed in baggy white pants embellished with floral designs, loose blue shirts tied with a sash, and colourful embroidered bags slung across their shoulders, entertained the crowd with music. Playful pigeons and children provided the background sounds. The imposing, mid-18th century Government Palace dominates the plaza.
Written August 14, 2015
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