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Plaza de la Liberacion

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Address: Guadalajara, Mexico

This always busy downtown plaza lies at the heart of the city's historic...

This always busy downtown plaza lies at the heart of the city's historic district.

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Plaza with a Purpose

This is a beautiful public plaza that is surrounded by beautiful architecture - the Cathedral, Opera House, Government Buildings, etc. The plaza is huge with statues and... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Melissa M
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Philadelphia, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I would not the Plaza is a destination, however, you are adjacent to the Plaza when visiting other sports. The Plaza has vendors. some entertainers and everyone taking selfies. During the Christmas Holidays it was decorated with lights so if you are into Holiday decorations and lights a place to go. Many of the sites mentioned in guidebooks are adjacent... More 

Thank joanz359
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a beautiful public plaza that is surrounded by beautiful architecture - the Cathedral, Opera House, Government Buildings, etc. The plaza is huge with statues and fountains. We loved the pop-up shoe shine stands! We also loved having our group photo taken by the large, colorful "Guadalajara" sign. There is a tourism booth where you can get free maps... More 

Thank Melissa M
Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The plaza itself is a huge one. It's the center for a load of historic architectural and cultural Guadalajara icons. Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara Cathedral, Congress Building, Rotonda de Jaliscienses ilustres and many more spots. If you plan to visit allow a half day window of time for you to enjoy. Well worth the visit.

Thank Mauricio A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Since much of downtown Guadalajara is currently (Jan. 2017) dug up to make way for a new subway line, this plaza is one of the few places left unscathed. I was there on the weekend and walked all the way to the Instituto Cultural Cabanas via Plaza Tapatia to see the amazing Orozco frescoes (the institute also has one of... More 

Thank tunai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is a nice place to walk around and take pics really good food also. I love the original buildings.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Where all things happen in GDL, a nice stroll during the day, and see the vendors, explore the Cathedral or enjoy a coffee or ice cream while discovering the historical downtown district.

Thank Marco D
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

A broad plaza with the requisite governmental buildings surrounding it, always something going on there

Thank JohnPatsi
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

When I was there, several creators were developing representative sculptures from the local stone. Visit the place and spend some time, try some beverages from the surround shops and walk around.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just like other plaza in Mexico, this is the main plaza in Guadalajara where all important historic buildings lie in, cathedral, theater, and government buildings. Also you can found Hidalgo statue at the plaza with beautiful fountain. This is center of Centro Historico Guadalajara.

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South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We walked along the downtown plaza here in Guadalajara just to explore. Great for history lovers. There's tours and guides, but be sure to get there early as the tours stop relatively early in the evening/afternoon. I enjoyed the live entertainment the best. There were plenty of clowns on unicycles and comedians in masks using the audience to put on... More 

Thank Michelle L

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