1. What we liked the most: Tlaquepaque, a well-created tourist attraction
2. the amicable and safe Colonia Americana neighborhood
3. Not as monstrous as Mexico City.
4. Saturday evenings, the lively atmosphere in the Chapultepec Avenue
5. So cheap, especially after we visited Puerto Vallarta, Cancún, and Playa del Carmen - 100 pesos (about 5,50 USD) for a 25 minutes Uber-ride, 17 USD for a superb dinner for two
6. The modern Zapopan is impressive.
7. If you want to see an authentic but mediocre Mexican city, visit here.
8. Great street sculptures (see a lot of photos at the Attractions)
9. Zapopan Centro - non-touristy Pino Suarez (street)
10. Our favourite church in Guadalajara: the neo-gothic Expiatory Temple (Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento)
11. The Basilica of Zapopan is much more impressive than the Cathedral of Guadalajara
1. Guadalajara does not have many tourism attractions, so no wonder few people come.
2. Sidewalks are in poor condition in many places.
3. Food is not so extraordinary as some other bloggers claim.
4. We have not seen a dynamic development in the city's central part, a kind of 80s, 90s feeling.
5. The cathedral is not very attractive.
6. A rogue Uber driver sent a complaint about us that we weren’t wearing a mask. It was a big lie, and we don’t even understand why he lied about us.(February 2021)
7. I ashamedly admit I’m not a big mariachi fan. But there is a lot of mariachi in this city.
8. Drivers ignore pedestrian crossings without traffic lights.
9. Older store sellers are ruder than younger ones.
10. In central Guadalajara the streets are mostly dirty
11. The low number of foreign visitors results in few choices of restaurants, eateries with international food (except in the high-end malls of Zapopan).
12. Bread is not for our European taste.
13. The murals in the Hospicio Cabanas were too scary for me (Kristina liked them better)