The CRA 2017 meeting will be held at Hotel Krystal Urban Guadalajara, Av. López Cotilla No. 2077, Col. Arcos Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 44130
"Guadalajara is Mexico's second biggest city, and in many respects can be considered the quintessential Mexican destination. This is the birthplace of mariachi music and tequila, but also one of the country’s industrial and business centers, sometimes referred to as Mexico's Silicon Valley. Unlike many colonial cities that maintain their original town plan, in the 1950s Guadalajara underwent a major project that changed the face of the city. Older buildings were razed to allow for wide avenues with new constructions, underground parking lots and shopping centers. Fortunately, the most beautiful older buildings were left intact."
"A stroll through Guadalajara will give you an appreciation for the green spaces and public art in the city’s many parks and plazas. At the heart of Guadalajara is the cathedral. With its twin pointed towers and central dome, it is the most recognizable landmark on the Guadalajara skyline. The Cathedral is surrounded on all four sides by plazas. Plaza Guadalajara faces the church. Its central fountain depicts two lions with… read more"
There is a Starbucks within the hotel and one in the mall across the street. There is also many other coffee shops within walking distance.
- Instituto Cultural Cabañas (art)
- Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara (art)
- Museo regional de Guadalajara (history)
- Museo de la ciudad de Guadalajara (history)
- Museo de arte de Zapopan (MAZ) (art)
- Museo de pleontología (paleontology)
- Museo de la Cultura Wixárika (native Wixárita culture)
- and many others...
- Teatro Degollado - a famous neoclassical 19th century theater near Guadalajara’s city center that features the Jalisco Ballet and the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Teatro Diana
- and many others...
- See Ticket Master for theater listings.
- Tlaquepaque: A suburb of Guadalajara features local arts and handicrafts, pedestrian malls and plazas are lined with more than 300 shops and restaurants.
- Tonalá: Another suburb of Guadalajara filled with artisan workshops.
- Zapopan: The central district, 25-minute by taxi from downtown Guadalajara, has two worthwhile museums, the old basilica that's home to the city's most revered religious icon, and a pedestrian corridor with many restaurants.
- La Barranca de Huentitán: A natural park, is a must visit for lovers of nature. To arrive, take the Macrobús toward Mirador and get off at the final stop.
- Lake Chapala: Mexico's largest natural lake is a one-hour drive southeast of Guadalajara. Surrounded by jagged hills and serene towns.
- Tequila: This charming town West of Guadalajara is the cradle of the drink that bears the same name. About an hour by car on the way to Puerto Vallarta. Join our tour to Tequila on Saturday
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