Photos of Culture and Music in Guadalajara

Hospicio Cabanas lit up at night

Tour Hospicio Cabañas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with world-renowned frescoes by painter José Clemente Orozco.

man playing violin at International Mariachi Festival

Experience the tradition of Mexico’s Mariachi music with the International Mariachi Festival which is held each year in Guadalajara.

Teatro Degollado

Catch a live performance at Teatro Degollado which opened in 1866 and is located in the central plaza of Guadalajara.

women dancing in mariachi festival

Held in September each year in Guadalajara, the International Mariachi Festival is a 10-day event where over 500 Mariachi bands perform.

glass blowing in Tonala

Tonalá, located right outside Guadalajara, is well known for its outdoor marketplace where you can see glass blowing demonstrations and purchase hand-made glass.

women charreria's on horses

Watch men and women compete in The Mexican National Charro Championship which is held each September as part of the Internationbal Mariachi and Charreria Festival.

charreria riding a horse in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico

On Sundays, head to one of Guadalajara’s charreria competitions and watch men and women compete in horse riding and roping skills.

International Mariachi Festival

Held each September is the 10-day International Mariachi Festival. Listen to the best mariachi bands in the world, peruse mariachi-inspired art, and check out the numerous parades with hundreds of floats.

mariachi dancers in Guadalajara plaza

Stroll down the Plaza de los Mariachis which was originally the meeting place of mariachi bands and where you can still see bands perform.

mariachi dancers

The historic Plaza de los Mariachis in Guadalajara was once the center for mariachi bands, and you can still see appearances of bands today.

mariachi band playing in front of Teatro Degollado

Check out Teatro Degollado’s schedule and purchase tickets to see a mariachi concert while staying in Guadalajara.

Hospicio Cabanas lit up at night
man playing violin at International Mariachi Festival
Teatro Degollado
women dancing in mariachi festival
glass blowing in Tonala
women charreria's on horses
charreria riding a horse in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico
International Mariachi Festival
mariachi dancers in Guadalajara plaza
mariachi dancers
mariachi band playing in front of Teatro Degollado