The history of the city goes back much before Elvis Presley decided to sing this song.
When we show off the Pearl of the West, as it is also known, to the average vistor who are wise enough to hire a licensed tour guide, we relate physical testimonies of our culture and history from those of us who lived, and suffered the City of Roses before us. A Guadalajara city tour is more of a transmision of our cultural values that shaped this city we inherited, we preserve, and share today. These values are expressed in our music declared intangible patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO that also lists the Agave Tequila Landscape, haciendas, and impressive Cabanas Cultural institute building.
Lake Side Chapala and Ajijic
It is believed that Chapala and Ajijic (located in the state of Jalisco) were inhabited by an indigenous people of northern Mexico. The first Spanish occupation can be traced to 1524, according to the account of a Franciscan monk, Fray Juan de Padilla. But actually become Chapala was established as an area until the 1530s, when the brothers Martin de Jesus and Fray Juan de Amolón built a convent, a hospital and a church.
At this point in time and until the early 1800s, Chapala was part of Spain. In his quest for independence from Spain, Jose Encarnacion Rosas led 200 men against the forces of Jose Antonio Serrato. It is said that Rosas and his men not only beat Serrato but took 300 of his rifles. The search for independence Roses lasted until November 25, 1816, when the last battle was finally won and stopped the fight. Eight years later Chapala was finally declared a villa, or a small town.
In the 1800s, Chapala grew and attracted a wave of foreign immigrants. These foreign immigrants were the first to build European-style estate, some of which still stand today. The introduction of the railroad in the 1900s, caused an increase in visitors and others making this small town home throughout the year. The population growth has led to an increase in business. His incredible climate rivera Chapala and natural beauty began to attract tourists, and thus retaining its style, several hotels were built to cater to tourists.
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Guadalajara City Hotels
City of Guadalajara offeres a wide range of hotels for all budgets and needs, please brouse through the following list below and pick the best hotel that can feet your requirements.
Grand Tourism Hotels
5 Stars Hotels
4 Stars Hotels
3 Stars Hotels
2 Stars Hotels
1 Star Hotels
Bed and Breakfasts
- Population in Mexico is 116, 901.761 habitants (Feb 2013)
- There are 32 States in Mexico
- Territorial extension (surface): Jalisco has an area of 78,588 square kilometers km2, (78.588km = 48mi 1464.9yd).
Jalisco territory comparison with Chihuahua State and Distrito Federal
- Population in Jalisco is 7,350,682 according to the most recent census. 87 % live in urban areas and 13 % in the rural areas.
Jalisco State where each color is one county
- There are 125 counties or municipalities in Jalisco State
Population in the Mexican state of Jalisco
- Guadalajara is in 1 of 125 municipalities in the Jalisco,
- Several mediam size cities are located in the same state of Jalisco: Puerto Vallarta, Tepatitlan, Arandas, Ciudad Guzman, Ocotlan.
- Population in Jalisco Mexico
Population in Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Divided as follows:
GDL County Population 1,495,189 (150.3 km2)
Population in Zapopan County 1,243,756 habitants (963.3 km2)
Population in Tlaquepaque County 608,114 habitants (120.12 km2)
Population in Tonala 478,689 habitants (151.39 Km2)
Population in Tlajomulco de Zuniga 416,626 Habitants (673.32 Km2)
Source: INEGI. Population and Housing Census