Guadalajara is a perfect destination for a weekend getaway thanks to its central location and the attractions of its capital. The city preserves important monuments, has beautiful gardens and a good leisure offer that make of it a very attractive place for visitors.
It is easy to arrive to the Capital, as well as find hotels in Guadalajara, both in the city and in the outskirts, such as the Elegance Azuqueca Hotel which belongs to the Elegance Hotels & Resorts chain.
In general, the entire Guadalajara province has places of interest where you can go and enjoy the beauty of its landscapes and the charm of its villages. As for the capital, it is also plenty of attractions.
A “must ” if you visit Guadalajara is taking a stroll by Calle Mayor, right in the heart of the old quarter, where you will find some of the most emblematic buildings of the capital, such as the city hall, the large houses surrounding the Plaza de los Dávalos and the old Mendoza’s Palace.
There are also many other outstanding monuments in the city that you must visit. Probably, one of the most important is Alcázar Real, built in the 9th century and preserving the old surrounding walls of the city.
The Palace of Infantado, that dates from the 15th century, is also one the emblems of the city. It has a Gothic and Renaissance style. Among the religious buildings, it is worth noting the Church of Santiago El Mayor, built in the 14th century with a combination of Mudejar and Gothic styles. Another place of importance is the Santa María Co-Cathedral, with a Mudejar, Renaissance and baroque style.
But, besides monuments, Guadalajara also stands out for its beautiful parks. It is very agreeable to devote some time to walking by them and enjoying its typical peacefulness and serenity. For instance, we could mention Parque de la Concordia and Parque de la Constitución.