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About Guadalajara

Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The city is located in the central region of Jalisco in the western-pacific area of Mexico.The city has  population of 1,564,514 and it is Mexico's second most populous municipality.

Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America in terms of population. The city is named after the Spanish city of Guadalajara. Guadalajara is a cultural center of Mexico, considered by most to be the home of mariachi music and host to a number of large-scale cultural events such as the International Film Festival of Guadalajara and the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres

Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres is a landmark of the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, located at the flanked avunues of Fray Antonio Alcalde, Miguel Hidalgo and the streets Liceo and Independencia, in the heart of the capital of the state of Jalisco known as historical centre, by the Cathedral of Guadalajara.

It honors the memory of the people of Jalisco that has transcended through history.


Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento

Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento is a Catholic church dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament, located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The idea of building a temple dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament in the city of Guadalajara began in the late 19th century, when a congregation of Catholics formed a committee to make this temple.

The temple's doors are made of granadilla wood, carved by Jesús Gómez Velazco, and they are incrusted with bronze high reliefs made by master Benito Castañeda. The three tympana on the church's facade are embellished with Italian mosaics created in the Vatican's Mosaic Factory. The central one represents the Lamb of God; the east, Saint Tarcisius; and the west, St. Pius X.

Torta ahogada

Torta ahogada is a typical dish from the Mexican state of Jalisco, particularly in the city of Guadalajara. It is called "drowned" because the sandwich is submerged totally or partially in a sauce made primarily of a dried chili pepper called chile de árbol. Less spicy versions of the sandwich, made with a tomato-based sauce, are also available.Tortas ahogadas are made with birote bread, characteristic of the region.

Specifically, it is made with birote salado, which has a thick, crunchy crust and softer interior, which is more salty than sweet. The consistency of the bread permits the sandwich to be submerged in sauce without crumbling or dissolving. The bread is sliced open on one side and the sandwich is filled with chopped, fried pork. Fillings of chicken, beans, and cheese are sometimes available. The sandwiches are served with onion rings, radishes, avocados and chili peppers.

Guadalajara International Film Festival

Guadalajara International Film Festival  is a week-long film festival held each March in the Mexican city of Guadalajara since 1986. The festival is considered the most prestigious film festival in Latin America and among the most important Spanish language film festivals in the world. The festival is the premier showcase for new work from Mexican and international independent filmmakers.

The Festival has also helped to revitalize the careers of some older more established Mexican and English speaking artists like Arturo Ripstein, Gabriel Figueroa, María Félix, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Silvia Pinal, Ignacio López Tarso, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Felipe Cazals, Jorge Fons, Katy Jurado, and Ismael Rodríguez as well as many others.

University of Guadalajara

University of Guadalajara is a public university in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. It is the second oldest university in Mexico, the fifth oldest in North America. The Guadalajara International Book Fair, the second largest book fair in the world, is organized annually by the University of Guadalajara since 1987.

The University of Guadalajara has changed its structure, governing boards and goals throughout its 200 year history. Nevertheless it has retained the same educational focus and motivation throughout the years.  The creation of the university was a slow process that took approximately 100 years.

The first person to request the creation of a university in Guadalajara was Father Felipe Galindo Chávez y Pineda, who asked King Charles II of Spain to elevate the Royal Council Seminary of San José to the rank of Royal University on July 12, 1696.

Regions of Mexico

Aguascalientes Baja California Baja California Sur Campeche
Chiapas Chihuahua Coahuila Colima
Distrito Federal Durango Guanajuato Guerrero
Hidalgo Jalisco Mexico

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Morelos Nayarit Nuevo Leon Oaxaca
Puebla Queretaro de Arteaga Quintana Roo San Luis Potosi
Sinaloa Sonora Tabasco Tamaulipas
Tlaxcala Veracruz Yucatan Zacatecas


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