GUADALAJARA, MEXICO – Then and Now!

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO – Then and Now!


So this is just a taste of everything
that we are going to be learning today as we explore downtown, and we will relay
the most important, useful, and interesting details for you guys about
the history of the city. Good morning guys! We are here in the center of Guadalajara, learning about the history, and the beginnings of the city from our
new friend Eduardo, who knows a lot about architecture, and the general history of
Mexico, and specifically this city. We’re here in Centro Historico by kiosko
here. Every city in Mexico, at least the ones that were founded by the Spaniards,
has one of these. Eduardo is also telling us that, in addition to this kiosko at
the very center of the city, you’re also going to have what is behind us. A
cathedral, and then what is to the left of us here, which is the government? Office of the state.
Office of the governor, and then also the house of the founders, which is just that
a way. But the house of the founders has since been destroyed? Yes is has been destroyed, it was here five hundred years ago. Okay. And now there are other buildings that have replaced that. Well you were saying the architecture of them is from the, has Baroque influences from Europe? Yep, yep. So the Spanish discovered Greek manuscripts long ago. Those said that cities should
be built on a grid. That’s what they followed here in Mexico when they were
conquering. The cities they built here in Mexico were built with a grid shape with
a similar kiosko, cathedral, government building, house of the founders. So this
kiosko here is probably one the most ornate ones we’ve seen in Mexico. There’s
so many details on it. And this was actually given to the Mexican government
by the French at the beginning of the 20th century. So this is just a taste of
everything that we are going to be learning today as we explore downtown,
and we will relay the most important, useful, and interesting details for you
guys about the history of the city. So we are here right now in Plaza Liberación,
right in front of a statue of Miguel Hidalgo. Which we have gone down the
street in Guadalajara called Miguel Hidalgo like a hundred times, and never, ever knew the history behind it. That’s something that’s very common here
in Mexico, is to name streets after important people in the history of the
country. So we were just learning that Miguel Hidalgo was a priest who was very
influential in abolishing slavery initially, and this was 60 years before
Abraham Lincoln did the same thing in the US. But, as far as here in Mexico,
apparently it was never actually legal, but it was still practiced, so he made
sure that that was done for completely, and that’s why, of course we’re standing
in front of a statue acknowledging him right now. He led the independence army
around 1810. The next thing we’re learning here, which i think is pretty
interesting, is that around the time that slavery was being officially abolished,
and there was a lot of transfer of power, where Mexico wanted to be free of the
control of Spain. It wasn’t very structured. It was just that people
decided we don’t want to be under the thumb of Spain’s rule or control anymore,
so we’re just gonna take over the power, and we’re gonna make these changes
ourselves. But it wasn’t a specific like President or Emperor. It was a time of
instability, so someone was able to just say okay I’m in charge now.
And then people sort of just went along with it. Basically, that’s how we got here. So here we stand in Plaza Liberación. The cathedral is behind me now and you have
some important buildings around here. Like this is the most important building
of the executive branch of government of Guadalajara, over here the most important
building of the judicial branch, the legislative branch, and here’s a theater,
and a museum. Around 1960 this plaza was built. It used to look like the old
buildings behind me here, but now we have a couple fountains you have
very popular Guadalajara sign that everyone likes to take a picture in
front of. And this was all around the time of 1960 that this was the plaza? In their era, they wanted to modernize the City Center, so they destroyed a lot of buildings and built plazas and avenues. Okay, and that was partly because they wanted cars to be able to move though? Yes. And also just to revitalize sort of? Yeah. Okay. Did that
happen with a lot of cities in Mexico? Yes, but Guadalajara was the most destroyed. We are standing in front of another very old, very awesome building, built in the
1860s. And this is Teatro Degollado. Yes. Teatro Degollado. [Laughter] And in contrast to some of the other buildings which have the Baroque
style, this has Greek architecture and Neo? Neo classic. Neoclassic. So a whole lot of mix of different styles here. And what plays here is the Jalisco Philharmonic
Orchestra. [Laughter] Philharmonic Orchestra. Eduardo was sharing that you can get discounted
tickets a lot of times, or they sometimes do free, but it would be about 200 pesos
to sit in the very front row if you wanted to come see them play. So right
now I’m standing in front of Templo de San Agustin or St. Augustine Temple, and
this building is one of the oldest here in Guadalajara. Not quite the oldest, it’s
about three or four hundred years old. So now I’m standing in front of a statue of
Beatriz Hernandez who is a Spanish woman and the one responsible for founding
Guadalajara. And that was after three other failed attempts by other people to
found the city. In various locations that they could not agree on. Rumor has it
that, well it is a fact that the law said you needed a hundred people to found a
city. In agreement over. Yeah and rumor has it that she didn’t have a hundred people, so she rounded up some cows, and chickens, and animals, and was
like “Okay we have a hundred now.” This is good enough! We’re doing it here! Not in the mountains, not in the North, we’re doing it here. So right now we’re standing in
front of the Plaza Fundadores, which is a representation of the 50 different
families from Spain that founded Guadalajara. The thing that I think is, I found the most interesting, is that the name itself Guadalajara came from the
influence of the Arab language, and it was originally Guadalajira which is
because, either it reminded them of a river in Spain, or because of the river
San Juan de Dios. San Juan de Dios. San Juan de Dios, that originally ran through Guadalajara. And Guadalajira means a river that goes across rocks. I thought that was fascinating! I don’t think I’ve ever learned where actually
the name of any city, ever, I have never learned where any city’s name actually came from. And yet I still don’t know how to actually pronounce it. [Laughter] We’ll get there eventually! Guadalajara. Guadalajara. Guadalajara. [Laughter] One day. So right now we are standing by this fountain on Calzada Independencia.
In the early 1900s this actually used to be a river flowing right here, San Juan
de Dios, but then they put it, put the river into a tube. What’s the word for
that in Spanish? Intuba. I don’t think there’s a word for that in English. They do that here in Mexico with many rivers. Mexico City was full of rivers and they put in a tube, all of them. To control them and be able to manage the city? They were not that deep also, so they could do that. So historically in Guadalajara, on the east side of Calzada Independencia
was where the indigenous people lived, generally, and it was a less wealthy area.
And on the west side of it, it was where the Spanish were living, and they were
the wealthier people at the time. That still remains true to this day
to an extent, on the east side there, it tends to be less wealthy, and on the west
side more wealthy. There are. More revitalized. There are exceptions to the rule today though. We’re still in the same spot
as before where we were talking about the river, which is now a tunnel going
underneath, and dividing the city. Behind us we have Fuente de la Inmolación de Quetzalcóatl. [Laughter] Impermeabilización (speaking like a robot). Inmolación de Quetzalcóatl Okay, we’re going to call that good. [Laughter] And this has a lot of interesting history. There’s a story behind it that is from Aztec
origins, that there was a god of light that sacrificed himself so that the
world could have light. So that is the representation here. You have in the
middle a snake which actually does not have a head, because the sculptor who
made it, made the head out of completely solid bronze. And it became too heavy for
the ground here to support it. So now it is over here because the ground is
hollow underneath. Yeah it’s over the avenue. There’s a road going under
here, and it was too heavy to put right in the middle, so it’s over here on solid
ground. And there’s four of these smaller statues surrounding this big thing in
the middle. Each one of them represents a snake with feathers on it. So if you see the Guadalajara flag or the Jalisco flag, you’ll see it has this coat of arms
with two lions and a tree. This coat of arms was given to city by King Carlos V of Spain. He was recognizing the village as an official
city. So we are here at La Rotunda De Hombres Illustres. Well, that was the old name,
but it’s basically a circle with statues of some of the most important people
here in the history of Guadalajara. But. Like architects, painters, engineers, writers,
humanitarians, and such. But they said hey we can’t have it named that, because that’s
like that’s saying it’s all men, and now there are women here. So they changed it to Rotunda De Los Jaliciences Illustres. Instead of hombres illustres. So people from Jalisco. People from the state of Jalisco, exactly. They were
cremated and some of their remains are here in the center. For the majority of
this time, we’ve been focusing on the history and how Guadalajara got
its start, and what components helped to build the city, and the important
buildings here. But what we just learned is something very cool and that is what
is to come for the future. And approximately 50 years ago this street
that we were standing on right now was created so that cars, and buses, and
everything could go through. But more recently, the powers that be decided, nope
we’re going to take that away, this is going to be a pedestrian Avenue. And
we’re standing on Calle Alcade? Fray Antonio Alcade. Me and names. My goodness. [Laughter] And so this is supposed to be, in the
coming years similar to Avenida Chapultepec, where it
has probably a lot of restaurants, and a lot of things happening, and sculptures, vendors, fountains, sculptures, and a really popular tourist place. So it’s not much to see right now because
there’s a lot of construction going on. But, that is what this is going to
be in the future. So another cool thing to look forward to in this city. It’s
interesting that just fifty years ago destroyed a bunch of buildings and stuff
to make it so cars can drive down here, and now, right now. Abort mission! Took cars away! And now it’s once again for pedestrians. Hope you guys enjoy these details
that we shared with you today. If we got anything wrong, hopefully we didn’t, just
let us know down in the comments, that way we can share that with other people
so we get all the facts straight. We definitely butchered so many of
the names, huge apologies for that. If you know any other fun facts about the city,
of any of the places we visited, please let us know! So if you liked this video,
please make sure to give it a thumbs up, and subscribe to our channel. We put out
more videos just like this about Guadalajara and our travels in Mexico.
And GONG That Bell, so you get notified every time we put out a new video. Before
you go, big thank you to Eduardo for giving us all these great details about
the history of the city and taking us around. He reached out to us recently and
wanted to share some more about the city with us. And we basically didn’t know any
of this. So this was really, really cool to find out, more of the roots and
the history of Guadalajara. All right bye guys!

100 Comments

  1. Tangerine Travels says:

    What do you think, should we include more Mexican history in our videos?

  2. Sherry Levesque says:

    You wanted to know what you got wrong? EVERYTHING! No, just kidding. You did very well. Even with the tongue-twisters. Good job, guys!

  3. Pozos23 says:

    High quality video, high quality content… you guys are getting better everytime
    i stop by to watch.

  4. Memo says:

    This is one of your best videos so far! As a tapatío myself I’m happy you guys are learning a lot about my city and are educating the viewers at the same time.

  5. Señior Muñoz says:

    Gracias por la info.

  6. David James says:

    Remember kids, don´t vote AMLO because socialism sucks. If you want Mexico to keep getting better please don´t elect a man that has been campaigning for 13 years who has to insist so much he is NOT going to make a dictatorship lol. Just saying… Mexico is getting better, little by little and over time, don´t spoil it, socialism NEVER WORKS.

  7. Dmichoacan says:

    In case you guys are interested in some broader Mexican history, I would definitely recommend stuff by Timothy J. Henderson. He’s an American historian whose work is very approachable. He’s written on Independence, on the Mexican-American War, on Mexican migration, and more.

  8. Gilberto Toledo says:

    Yes, the Spanish always started their cities in a grid pattern. Unfortunately this practice was not enforced beyond the cities' original limits, which meant that the father from a city's center you got, the less people followed the grid pattern. So as the city grew, the streets became more and more disorganized. And that's not even taking into account the assimilation of other towns and villages that had a different orientation from the city, adding more problems. This unfortunately is common among all Mexican cities.

  9. ArJenchango Acomplejado says:

    increíble vídeo (;

  10. Deny Galo says:

    Nice guys you don't go to institute cabanas? Is an amazing place and about degollado theater during the orchestra season on Friday they are free classes about musical apretiation, check out, regards

  11. Angela Merkel says:

    Omg good video

  12. Oz says:

    I'm from GDL and it really makes me happy to learn some history of my city through you guys 🙂

  13. MAC ACRZ says:

    Hi tangerines 🍊 from fresno California 2 😁 love your videos

  14. julian5743 says:

    Pretty interesting video, I didn't even know some of this facts and I've lived in Guadalajara all my life, great video as always guys.

  15. Vince Ruttan says:

    Awesome video! Best one so far! You guys rock.

  16. Jorge Peñuelas says:

    Good idea to find someone to help you out with the history of the city. Thanks for everything

  17. Andi RV says:

    Another excellent and entertaining video!

  18. xavi cu says:

    You guys should try making reaction videos of things such as culture, places and so on about mexico, it can help you to create content and at the same time no budget is needed, give it a glance to a video called "estrellas del bicentenario" a video showing the beauties of this country. Greetings

  19. Mimosito aramdez says:

    Tangerine Travels I love this video, I have been in Guadalajara 2 times and have pictures of those places, but never had the time to explore more or learn about it, you are AWESOME guys!! 🤗🤗

  20. manuel herrera says:

    Great job guys!
    That’s my hometown
    You did a great history lesson
    & your Spanish gets better by the day!

  21. ratgr says:

    OMG! Lalo como es que estas alli? Jajajaj, Excellent person to learn about GDL, he loves architecture so much & about mexican history, now i'll get some behind details, muahaha

  22. Galleta de Soda says:

    Just a correction, guys. There is a huge misconception regarding Miguel Hidalgo. He was certainly NOT the one responsible for leading the Novo Hispanic army against the Spanish. In fact, he NEVER wanted independence from the Spanish. What he fought for in reality was more equality for the citizens of New Spain; he was also overwhelmingly against the French occupation of Spain by Joseph Bonaparte during the Peninsular War and the Napoleonic Wars. The reason he was so against French influence was because the Bourbone Dynasty (originally French) turned out to be a huge socioeconomic disaster for New Spain and other Spanish colonies.

  23. Fernando Montiel Serna says:

    Most historical buildings in Mexico, from the pre-independence era have a Baroque style to them, close and after the independence historical buildings have more a neo-classical style. Most pre-independence buildings were comissioned and supervised mostly by priests, which is why they tended to the Baroque style. Or at least that was the lie my proffesors told me in the History class at the Architecture School.

  24. Jaime Vega says:

    Las grutas de tolantongo en hidalgo you guys need to go there for real it is a beautiful place I definitely recommend to you

  25. Galleta de Soda says:

    Also, just to touch a little more on the buildings destroyed in the historic center of Mexican cities. You see, from 1940-1970 was what was known as the "Mexican economic miracle." It was a time of great economic growth and infrastructural expansion. So, in the name of "modernity", these historic monuments were destroyed in a lot of Mexican cities under president Adolfo López Mateos . Well, I see it more as a crime against our country's culture and historic patrimony, and it certainly was not worth it because a lot of these lavish buildings and "modernity" was lost during the earthquake of 1985.

  26. Fernando Montiel Serna says:

    I once went to Guadalajara, and if I recall correctly there is a Cafe there called "La Flor de Córdoba" where Córdoba is the city in Veracruz where I live, however that Cafe company is not from here. Cordoba is known for it's Coffee and there are a lot of companies related to coffee, but "La Flor de Córdoba" is not one of them.

  27. Troy Mills says:

    Very cool! We're going to have to plan another visit to GDL. We didn't see most of the stuff you discussed in your video the first time we were there.

  28. Andy Krull says:

    Just hanging out on my street all casual like…

  29. Tunemistress says:

    Guys, I LOVED this video!! All that information was fabulous! Glad you've found another friend who can guide, and supply information to you….and all of us, thank you.

  30. Alberto Lopez says:

    Thank you guys for spreading the history of my city 🙂

  31. Tunemistress says:

    Just finished reading all the comments – clearly people love this kind of video. Perhaps another next week! 🙂

  32. Miguel Prezavaldez says:

    You should Go into the goverment Palace you should also visit the old civil hospital ( hospital civil fray Antonio alcalde ) has a lot of paintings , you should Go to the panteón de Belén ( bethelem cementary ) also to the parque alcalde and yo the acuario michin

  33. light yagami says:

    thank you tangerine travels, very cool.

  34. Gerardo Guzmán Verdín says:

    You have a mexican part inside. thank you for showing me my country with your eyes. I really apreciate it !

  35. TREBOL says:

    I love Guadalajara great city.

  36. Arturo Nevarez says:

    This is one of the best videos that explain the history of a city in Mexico. Congratulations keep it that way !!

  37. theyayo says:

    Superb work guys! you deserve dozens of thousands of likes!

  38. Gusttavo Dominguez says:

    The best video so far guys!!! Congratulations!!!!

  39. JOSUE JAUREGUI says:

    Guadalajara was named after a city in Spain that is close to Madrid called Guadalajara. There is another Guadalajara in Colombia as well.

  40. Carlos Matos says:

    Guys look for circular plaques on the floor in front of buildings when you walk thru La Americana, those are plaques with information about the building: year of construction, architectural style and who built it. It's another way to know the city and its heritage.

  41. Kat Za says:

    Toda su información estuvo bien… 🤘… Dense más.vueltas por la ciudad todavía.hay mucho por ver… 😉 Cementerios como el panteón de Belén… Bibliotecas como.la.iberosmericana entre otras.cosas..

  42. Anakaren Garza says:

    You should come to Monterrey its the 3rd biggest city in mexico, i can show you around.

  43. David Gonzalez says:

    Carlos V was from Germany actually 🙂

  44. Guillermo Ochoa says:

    Great video guys I enjoyed learning about the history of Guadalajara, yes more history videos here and there please

  45. Sergio Cavazos says:

    thanks for getting interested in mexican heritage !

  46. MrFalkoon says:

    The name Guadalajara comes from a city near Madrid in spain.

  47. Can you hear me Major Tom? says:

    ZERO dislikes yay

  48. Ocharlos says:

    Hey guys, a little out of topic but since you are in Guadalajara, why don't you go to Tequila?
    It is really close to Gdl, you can ask your friends there, thay can tell you how to reach Tequila and you can learn how they do Tequila in Tequila.
    (Unless you've already been there).

  49. Momo Thinks says:

    Loved the video. That plaza looked beautiful. And, it was awesome to learn a little bit about Guadalajara history. I’ve never been there and certainly makes me want to go. Thanks.

  50. Hades says:

    thank you guys! i learned more today about Guadalajara's history from you that from other people hehe, i hope to meet you one day and say hi!

  51. MATTHEW Wilkie says:

    Oh no. I have finally caught up to your live updated videos. So now I have to wait like everybody else. But I am gracious to do so..

  52. Rex Factorem says:

    In Hidalgo's time there were many problems. One of main ones was that the justice system strongly favored the Spaniards and their direct mexican descendants (criollos) over the most indigenous people, creating a lot of resentment. Hidalgo said that "their justice isn't our justice" and this fed the anger that started their movement, ransacking homes, churches and palaces.

  53. gohanmoreno7 says:

    Very interesting video, love it 😀

  54. Xavier Lara says:

    Muaaaa 💐💐💐🇲🇽 Nice 🎥 one guys Very nice views

  55. Blackplastic says:

    Caught Eduardo on laundry day.

  56. adrian baez says:

    You must go to Morelia, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, León and Aguascalientes.

  57. Midey MV Brit says:

    Omg. I' was about to tell you, that you should visit centro de guadalajara, is gorgeous and to many history about, each city on all over the country has this old and traditional buildings from the past, we all mexicans we are so proud of that beauty, we all grow up going to church or those goverment buildings for important papers, and old stores , you should watch a traditional movie from the 50s with Maria Feliz ( la cucaracha or la soldadera ) and you will see how mexico used to be on the past , past that our parents and grandfathers lived,, you will se this type of buildings , and then you will understeand why everyone on other countrys think we are dressed like mariachis all the time… thanks again for show the good things of mexico,,
    I' watched each one of your videos 4, 2 reazons you guys entertain me, nice videos, second,,,,to learn more english ,,,, saludos que esten muy bien sigan subiendo videos… bye bye.. saludenme en un video please..!!,😎😎😎😎😎

  58. Alex Navarro says:

    México has also done an education reform, making all the public schools bilingual. Most of the schools in the middle class neighborhoods are trilingual. This is why you come across a lot of people who can speak English.

  59. Jose Avila says:

    Awsome videos. Another cool place to visit is el jardin Japones “ Tne Japanese Garden”.

  60. Edger Garcia says:

    You guys need to visit Tepatitlan de Morelos it’s like 1:30 hour away from Guadalajara. It’s a beautiful city.

  61. Olawale Oladoja says:

    Histories always make us appreciate a place the more. With these facts, I am sure you will become more aware to other things you see there and try to find the story behind them. I really enjoyed this and I salute that man that abolished slavery, 60 years before Lincoln did. Great men these two!.

    Thank you for always giving us your best and massive shout out to the guy who gave you the heads up. He is really cool.

  62. CAPT TOSCANO says:

    And those are the reasons why Guadalajara is known as LA PERLA DE OCCIDENTE ( THE PEARL OF WEST MEXICO) chula de bonita. Saludos.

  63. Eddie Velez says:

    Guadalajara Es beautiful I’m glad you guys enjoy the state a lot of information thanks saludos

  64. Patricia K says:

    I really loved this video!!! …You are doing it very good guys!!

  65. cybermonk2005 says:

    Just finished binge watching all vids!! …So yeah…

  66. Miguel Contreras says:

    interesting Video, very informative, take care guys! greetings from Idaho USA

  67. MrLucretius says:

    Checking out Wikipedia, despite all its deficiencies, in advance would give you enough information to discuss these topics. It would get you started at least. Then there is literature at tourist attractions, some of which must be in English. I know there is a lot to learn but becoming conversant in the cultural history of such a wonderful place as Guadalajara, and all of Mexico for that matter, can make the experience much more meaningful. I don't mean to be critical here but to encourage a more systematic approach to these things for your own edification and that of your viewers. FWIW I did like the video.

  68. Edson Orantes says:

    Nice video.. it was very cool that you found someone to come with you and give you some context about Guadalajara..
    I have read many comments and this video has been quite a success.. yet there is something to keep in mind, as we say in México "history is written by the winners".. so maybe you could find people giving you different facts (regarding the characters involved), but here are some universal facts:
    1. México was conquered by the Spaniards in the first half of the 16th century and remained a colony until the beginning of the 19th century.. the territory was known as Nueva España (New Spain), and it reached up north even territories now belonging to Canada, way down to Cental America (Panama was then the border on the south), the caribic islands and even some islands in the Pacific (the Phillipines)
    2. The starting point of the colonization, was the defeat of the Aztec Empire on the hands of Hernán Cortés around 1520.. it's said that on the early stages of the militar conflict, the spaniards were losing and falling sick, so they wanted to head back home, therefore Cortés burned his own ships so that there were no other option.. he then allied with other indigenous tribes that "hated" the aztecs (people from Texcoco and Tlaxcala) in order to help him defeat the Aztecs after many months of siege.. When he conquered Tenochtitlan, he destroyed all the ancient pyramids and builded a city over them (now known as Ciudad de México)
    3. After the early millitar conquer, came a heftier colonization via the catholic church, who spread throu the new territories, foundig cities and calling many of them as an old Spanish city.. Many of them eventually changed names and now have names of mexican heroes.. for example the city of Morelia was called Valladolid, but after the Independece was named so due to José María Morelos, who fought beside Miguel Hidalgo (our founding fathers)..
    4. Many territories were (and still are) rich in minerals such as silver and gold, so the Virrey (ruler of the colony) had to send many of the richness to Spain.. they shipped most of them from the port of Veracruz, through the Gulf of México, that was obviously infested with dutch, french and english pirates waiting to loot..
    5. Why did our Independence war start? Well there are many theories..the most accepted one is that Hidalgo and the other foundig fathers (Morelos, Allende, Aldama, Josefa Ortiz and her husband Miguel Dominguez) were "criollos" (of european descent, but born in America) and that the laws of the time benefited greatly to the people coming from Europe over them (known as the "Borbollan Rules").. therefore, many agree that they didn't want the Independence of Spain, they wanted to have similar rights to the european spaniards..
    6. And yes, as many commented, on the early stages of our new Republic, there were a lot of turmoil.. we had wars against the French, the US a couple of times (that's when we lost all the territories north of the Rio Grande: California, Nevada, Nuevo México, Arizona heyyyy and Texas y'all), we also had civil wars between ourselves (conservatives against liberals and so on) and finally got some "stability" due to a Dictator who held power for over 30 years on the late years of the 19th Century.
    Well , that's kind of a very very brief overlook of our History (400 years in just 6 parragraphs jejeje).
    Saludos y sigan con los buenos videos!

  69. Rosie Samuel says:

    Love the amount of work you put into putting this video together.

  70. Carlos Acosta says:

    Hola, great videos and info from México and Guadalajara, congratulations. I live in Zapopan since 4 years ago and love the city. Keep up the good work 🙂
    Best regards,
    Carlos.

  71. Leonardo Llamas says:

    It’s so nice to see the city were I grow up trough the eyes of “gringos”, hey guys try to go to Tapalpa, it’s a town like Mazamitla and has several activities, you might find “Las Piedrotas” (Big Stones) your’re gonna love it!
    Kind Regards

  72. Diego de la Torre Ochoa says:

    Nice video guys!

    Did the guy told you that in Av. Alcalde is being built an underground subway line?
    That's one of the reason they made the pedestrian street, and they will eliminate all the buses from the avenue.

    And sadly, lots of building were destroyed as he said, not only to make avenues and the plazas from the historic core, but around all the city. Av. Chapultepec and streets around were full of beautifull french style mansions, sadly all teared down looking for a "modern" city.

    You should go to the Panteon de Belen, it's a really old graveyard full of legends. I recommend you to take some of the tours made by the keepers of the place, they can tell you all the stories.

    And go hiking to the Barranca de Huentitan, a canyon in the north limit of the city!!

  73. Gustavo Cruz says:

    I born there my city big city real city GUADALAJARA JALISCO MEXICO.
    Greating from CHICAGO

  74. Jessica Opatowski says:

    Falto el hospicio cabañas

  75. LUIS AGUILAR says:

    Bienvenidos!

  76. RAYMER says:

    The way they architect la catedral, is that if you see it from the air it will form a cristian cross with catedral in the center. "hombres ilustres (right) " palacio de gobierno" (left) plaza de liberacion (bottom)of the cross. .. you can see it in google map, "satellite "

  77. A C says:

    Y’all are making me want to move there! Do you guys have Instagram??

  78. Sergio Garcia says:

    I am Mexican and never been to Guadalajara, but thanks to your vids, I’m scheduling my next vacation there. I will share your Channel on my FB. Keep it up Jordan! (Sorry, guy punt)

  79. zxtovar says:

    Es bueno que se apoyen en gente que sabe. Bravo excelente video.

  80. antonio plascencia vega says:

    Falto el templo expiatorio del santísimo sacramento que es un templo neogótico hermoso de Guadalajara y el paraninfo de la Universidad de Guadalajara que ahora es el MUSA y les quedó genial el vídeo!!!

  81. olmari0227 says:

    Beautiful Guadalajara, founded in Feb. 14th 1542. Love watching you guys. Keep smiling.

  82. xx xx says:

    there is another city called guadalajara in spain

  83. Roberto Guerrero says:

    Next time you going to el Centro try tortas Amparito

  84. Alejandra Limas says:

    Why, oh why! would anyone destroy such beautiful buildings?! 🤯💔
    Guadalajara = BEAUTY! 😍😍❤
    I was born there but raised in the states. One day I'll be back to stay
    أنا أحب غوادالاخارا ❤

  85. Ismael Martinez says:

    Great video. Go to Los Altos de Jalisco. You will feel you are in Italy or France.

  86. Doug Franklin says:

    You think that you have trouble pronouncing Guadalajara?? Try my daughter's attempts, when she was just learning to talk: "Hah-hah-ha-HAH-hah" [kid-ese, for "Guadalajara"]. 🙂

  87. djx1977 says:

    Too bad Instituto Cabañas was not shown. Love the videos. I used to live there as a kid but now I live in Houston.

  88. Kang The Conqueror says:

    There is a city in Spain that goes by Guadalajara too.

  89. Sergio Perez says:

    You guys are awesome! thank you for visiting and appreciate my city.

  90. ReiK0Z says:

    MIGUEL HIDALGO PLAYED NO ROLE IN THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN NEW SPAIN/MEXICO; MIGUEL HIDALGO WAS AN ILLUMINIST CHARGED WITH THE TASK OF STARTING A REVOLT AGAINST THE SPANISH CROWN IN AMERICA.

  91. Guillermo Gomez says:

    You guys should visit the original town where they tried to establish the first Guadalajara is like a two hour drive from Guadalajara. Nochistlán, Zac. It’s also a pueblo mágico

  92. Olivia Livvy says:

    ✔✔✔✔✔✔💯💯💯💯💯👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍👍😍😍😍😍😍😍🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅💕💕💕💕💗🎈🇮🇹

  93. Francisco Rodriguez says:

    Maybe some late about my comment but, there's an interesting story about Telmex building in Av. Juarez.

  94. Moises Mendoza says:

    awesome video!! nice to see that you are enjoying the city! Maddie is gorgeous, Jordan, maybe, I don't know because I'm a dude.

    I like the idea of including third parties in your videos, like Eduardo doing more talking, or when Maddie's sister visited. Some variery and hopefully new ideas can pour out of those sessions.

    Great job! thanks for sharing your lives with us

  95. Catherine Anahí Navarro Peréz says:

    Mi Guadalajara es super hermosaa😍😍😍

  96. Roberto Mendez says:

    muchos saludos yo soy de Guadalajara

  97. alohadave13 says:

    Great history lesson….

  98. Crystal Woodworth says:

    Wow! Great video. I think this is my favorite of yours yet. Thanks for taking the time to learn and share this beautiful city's history.

  99. Pat B says:

    Maddie the city of Washington DC was named after George Washington, know you know 2 cities. Many cities have the river in a tube under them , check out London. Many used the river to run the waste out and the tunnel idea works great for it. interesting video awesome you guys!!

  100. Art Craven says:

    and gong that bell? great job

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