Visit Guadalajara City
Guadalajara is living like a big celebration, that’s because we will be hosting the Panamerican Games to be held in October here in the Perla Tapatía.
To know our city is a wonderful experience, full of surprises and unexpected because the turn around in some corner you will find something surprising.
Guadalajara is filled with many monuments, and importants and recognized buildings, such as the Rotunda of Illustrious Men, where the most featured jalisciences are resting in peace, and who have marked their place in history.
At the same time, in the center there are many other places representative of the city. The stories that these places have in themselves are special because they mark an urban legend in our city.
Visit Guadalajara City
In Guadalajara, you can not just sightseeing, you can also find the daily lives of its inhabitants who will welcome you with warmth in their lives and you can socialize.
Also Guadalajara life at night is a moment that is more than respected: the nightlife in town is enviable, there are places for everyone.
For more information on how to find these places you visit our web site.
Guadalajara A Different Place to Discover
To discover our city is a wonderful experience, full of surprises and unexpected situations because when you turn around in some corner you will find something amazing Guadalajara is full of many important monuments and buildings and recognized, such as the rotunda of the illustrious men, resting place of the children of Jalisco that marked his place in history.
At the same time in the center there are many other places representative of the city. The stories narrated in these places are special because they mark an urban legend in our city.
In Guadalajara, you can not only visit monuments you can find the daily lives of its inhabitants who will welcome you with warmth in their lives and you can socialize.
Also the night life Guadalajara is a more than respectable, the nightlife in the city of Guadalajara is enviable, there are places for everyone.
For more information on how to find these places visit our website
In 1848, the Belén Cemetery (also known as the Santa Paula Cemetery) was established next to the Old Civil Hospital in what was then the San Miguel Belén Orchard. The address is 684 Belén St.
The design of this cemetery was charged to the architects Manuel Gómez Ibarra upon to the request of the Bishop Diego de Aranda y Carpinteiro. Hhe was the same architect who rebuilt the Cathedral’s towers after an earthquake had destroyed the original ones.
H e also built the dome of the city’s Cabañas Cultural Institute. The Belén Cemetery only functioned during 50 years, at which time, in 1986, it was closed by order of the health authorities. Since then, it has become a sort of museum piece, capturing the 19th century, pre-revolutionary period within its thick walls.
The cemetery design is neo-classic with the romantic influence of that century. The main doorway walls are of red quarrystone; overhead a grand arch with a high relief representation of two little boys crying. Back of them is an urn over which represent this passing of time. The mausoleum has 900 niches. The columns are made of carved pink stone and ionic finishes. The main cemetery is full of tombstones of all sizes and styles covering baroque, neo-classic, romantic and neo-gothic. Larges trees provide shade.
In the central portion, there is a chapel dedicated to the state’s outstanding men honored for their contribution to science, the arts, law and religion. Even though the cemetery no longer functions on a normal basis, it is open to visitors Monday to Sunday to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It has become the custom silent corner of this graveryard, perhaps as a symbol of the constant regeneration of new life.