The executive branch of the government is housed in one of the city's most beautiful buildings. Built in 1650 it has a ... More
Palacio de Gobierno
The executive branch of the government is housed in one of the city's most beautiful buildings. Built in 1650 it has a military-style facade with balconies and eleven windows lined in two rows, crowned by a clock with a bullet hole from a shot fired by Francisco "Pancho" Villa. Every September 15th the Governor's grito (shout) of independence from the main balcony commemorates Padre Miguel Hidalgo's 1810 abolishment of slavery which helped set off the War of Independence. Murals by Jose Clemente Orozco are in the stairwell off the main courtyard. The nation's first congress is housed here. Much of this building is open to the public.
when u see soldiers at the doors, you think the public is not allowed, on the contrary they welcome visitors. I walked around the beautiful spanish style building. There is also a wonderful mural by the stairs that is worth the visit. I like to go in there and sit on the benches for a break from the sun. Here you can see the top of the cathedral peeking out over the building.
On the barranca (slope) of Huentitán, lies the expansive Guadalajara Zoo. Besides the marvellous view from here, there are 2,000
animals, representing 360 different species to be seen. There is an impressive reptile section, two aviaries, a petting zoo, ...
The Institute is located at Parque Agua Azul, one of Guadalajara's most traditional sites. The aim of the Institute is
to protect, preserve, exhibit and promote the state's handicraft traditions as a kind of co operative retailer for the ...
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