Known as the pear of the West or the city of roses, it is a city that combines culture, history and modernity.
Guadalajara is the capital and most populous city in the state of Jalisco and is the second largest urban area of Mexico, the tenth in Latin America. It is a contemporary city that represents a modern Mexico as a strong economic, industrial and commercial force.
It was named as the gamma (global city) city in 2010 and is one of the 120 most competitive cities in the world.
Guadalajara enjoys excellent weather throughout the year. Located at over 1,500 metres above sea level, the city has a mild climate. It has an average annual temperature of 19 degrees and two different seasons: wet and dry.
Guadalajara has a wide range of interesting things to explore. Starting in the Historic Centre there are majestic building such as the Cabañas Cultural Institute, named a historic heritage site by UNESCO, as well as the Degollado Theatre, Regional Museum and City Museum. The city also offers the impressive Government Palace, the Cruz de Plazas, and the Cathedral, symbolic of Guadalajara with its towers shaped like inverted gannets.
The trend is building private housing, most of which have basic public services. In regards to renting in Guadalajara, a small or medium sized apartment in a good area could cost around 5,000 pesos a month.