Museums in GuadalajaraEdit This
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.
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.
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.