Most important monuments of Guadalajara (Mexico)

If you travel to Guadalajara (Mexico) it is important that you know before going the most emblematic monuments that you can find there so that you do not miss any of them. There are many monuments , and not all of them will appear in this article, but we wanted to offer you a small mention of the most relevant ones.

The aqueduct : approximately 300 meters long. It dates from the year 1900 and today it is one of the most important decorative elements in the city.

The Friso de los Fundadores : it is a mural curtain 3 meters high and 21 meters long, which was built in 1542. Its bronze reliefs represent the founding of Guadalajara.

The Entrance Arch to Zapoan : over 20 meters high and built from quarry. It is supported by two rectangular pillars with reliefs that represent the founding of the city, and consists of two false semi-circular arches with a hanging capital in the center. It gives access to the Teopitzintli promenade and communicates in turn with the Plaza de las Américas.

Sculpture of the Motherland : it is a figure of a sensual and splendid woman, who bears the national ensign and stands on a pedestal with the nation’s shield.

The Coat of Arms : it is a bronze sculpture set, made up of two lions on an oak trunk posing on their front legs, symbolizing victory.

In addition to all these, you can also see these other monuments: Monument to Columbus, to Independence , to the Mother, to the Teacher, to the Children Heroes, Los Arcos, the La Minerva roundabout, the Rotunda of Illustrious Men, the Fountain Olímpica, the La Hermana Agua Fountain or the effigy of Juárez.