Museums in Guadalajara

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Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco province and is well known in the area for its arts and humanities, representing the history and culture of the province as well as the country of Mexico itself.

Regional Museum of Guadalajara

The major museum in the city and located in a former seminary, this museum houses a wide variety of exhibitions and objects, including many paintings and important archaeological pieces. Located at 60 Liceo St. in the downtown area and open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:00 to 17:30, and Sundays from 9:00 to 17:00. Admission is 25 pesos for adults and free for children.

City Museum

Opened in February, 1992 to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Guadalajara, this museum is focused exclusively on exhibits and artifacts related to the history of the city. Located on Independencia Street and open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 to 17:00 hours.

Trompo Magico (Magic Top) Museum

Designed exclusively for children, the aim of this museum is to allow kids to have fun - and learn while they are doing so. It has many areas with dynamic and fun areas for play, well suited to education of both children and teenagers. Located at 750 Central Avenue in Colonia Fraccionamiento. Hours open are Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:00-18:00, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00-19:00. Adults get in for 40 pesos, while children get in for 25 pesos, with discounted rates available for groups.

Guggenheim Guadalajara

Set to open in 2011 and set to become the sixth Guggenheim in the world, this museum will soon be added to Guadalajara as a major tourist draw.

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