Chapultepec, Lafayette, and The Colonia Americana Guadalajara

Colonia Americana, Lafayette, and Chapultepec Guadalajara

Walking the streets of Guadalajara’s Colonia Americana is a romantic experience. Much like the historic core, there is a wealth of architectural heritage. However, the Colonia Americana, Lafayette, and Chapultepec were built during a different era. The neighborhoods, or colonias, were planned while contemplating this new philosophy about garden cities and the quality of life. … Read more

One Year in the Glorieta Minerva Guadalajara

Glorieta Minerva in Guadalajara

When I first moved to Guadalajara, finding a place to live was difficult. I had two bad situations before I found a good one. Well, not just a good one, but an amazing living situation. I spent a little over a year on the eighth floor of the Torre Minerva (Highrise apartment building) in the … Read more

A Guide to Visiting Downtown Guadalajara

Guadalajara Plaza de Armas

Guadalajara was founded in the 16th century as part of Nueva Galicia, an autonomous kingdom of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The city center is a treasure of Spanish colonial architecture including baroque, neoclassical, renaissance, and gothic styles. No trip to Jalisco is complete with out taking a walking tour of downtown Guadalajara to get … Read more