Guadalajara is a land of contrasts, where tradition and innovation live in harmony. As the birthplace of mariachis and charros, the maker and bearer of tequila, the capital of Jalisco has contributed to much of Mexico’s national identity. Not willing to rest on its laurels, Guadalajara is internationally recognized for its role in the software industry. It has become the most important technological cluster in Mexico, earning the nickname of “Mexican Silicon Valley.” Grounded in tradition as it looks to the future, Guadalajara is a city of modern wonder you have to see for yourself. Start planning your getaway to Mexico’s own “Pearl of the West.”
The Rotonda de Los Jaliscienses Ilustres honors notable people from Jalisco, whose contributions to the arts, sciences, education, and human rights pushed Mexico forward. When you arrive at the monument of the seventeen columns, admire its exquisite neoclassical design and pay your respects. Surrounding the rotunda is a plaza that features green space and a paved trail. Take a leisure walk to spot the twenty-four bronze statues of these historic Jaliscienses men and women, and admire the busyness of the ever-moving city from the inside of this tranquil landmark.