One of the new things we added for this ttears Blue Agave Tour, was a guided tour of Guadalajara's beautiful downtown area, our good friend and fellow BATmemeber, Clayton Szczeck of Experience Tequila. While I did not write down everything that he told us - and there was a lot of great info - I did get some good pics and a little bit of info to share with y'all!
And so it begins...
These murals were painted in the ________ by Gabriel Flores between 1962 and 1964, depicting the conquest of Mexico, and the settlement of Gudalajara.
The beautiful cathedra was built in 1618, is one of the few in the world that has received the bestow meant of a "Minor Vasilica" by the Vatican due to the relic of St. Innocence the Martyr. While I had been here before, I noticed for the first time the Free Mason's logo...
This man played the saddest song on his trumpet.
José Orozco is one of the greatest artists of all time, and a treasure of Mexico. Not only did he not have a left hand (as he blew it up making fireworks), but he was nearly blind and had to literally press his face up to, whatever it was that he was painting. Sr. Orozco was not a fan of the church or government, but somehow he ended up painting murals in the government buildings in Guadalara and Mexico City, as well as the Hospicio de Cabañas (no pics from there today, but will post some soon). The following mural was at La Palacio de Gobierno.
Cocktail time at La Fuente. Founded in 1921, this is the oldest bar in Guadalajara.
While in Guadalara, we stayed at the Hotel Morales. This place is really nice and highly recommended!!