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Historical Center

Puerto Vallarta

The charm of the old city center, which remains perfectly intact, adds that special something to this world-class tourist destination, offering cobbled streets, an intense cultural life, colorful murals, sculptures, as well as parks, where social life circulates just as it did in days gone by.

The iconic parish church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe), with its peculiar crown-shaped dome, is Puerto Vallarta’s most famous picture postcard. Building started on the eclectic-style at the beginning of the 20th century, which combines Baroque, Renaissance and Neoclassical elements, however, construction work was interrupted several times before the facade was finally finished in1987.

A few feet from the emblematic church is the Plaza de Armas, with a typical pavilion, snack stands, and lively atmosphere. The Palacio Municipal (Municipal Government building), located beside the main square, contains an interesting mural which tells the story of city 's founding.

Part of the charm of the Historical Center is found in its artistic niche. There are more than a dozen art galleries, providing an excellent excuse to explore every nook and cranny.

Your journey simply must take you to the Mercado Municipal (the Municipal Market), where you can sample local dishes full of home-made flavor, and then onto the Isla del Río Cuale to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere. You should then cross the Puente de Iguana (Iguana Bridge), and get a glimpse of the spot which bore witness to the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton love story.

Last of all, head up to Mirador del Faro de Matamoros (the Matamoros Lighthouse Viewpoint), which offers a stunning panoramic view of the Bahía de Banderas, where it will become clear why Puerto Vallarta is such a romantic destination, which remains engraved on the hearts of its visitors.

The charm of the old city center, which remains perfectly intact, adds that special something to this world-class tourist destination, offering cobbled streets, an intense cultural life, colorful murals, sculptures, as well as parks, where social life circulates just as it did in days gone by.

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The iconic parish church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe), with its peculiar crown-shaped dome, is Puerto Vallarta’s most famous picture postcard. Building started on the eclectic-style at the beginning of the 20th century, which combines Baroque, Renaissance and Neoclassical elements, however, construction work was interrupted several times before the facade was finally finished in1987.

A few feet from the emblematic church is the Plaza de Armas, with a typical pavilion, snack stands, and lively atmosphere. The Palacio Municipal (Municipal Government building), located beside the main square, contains an interesting mural which tells the story of city 's founding.

Part of the charm of the Historical Center is found in its artistic niche. There are more than a dozen art galleries, providing an excellent excuse to explore every nook and cranny.

Your journey simply must take you to the Mercado Municipal (the Municipal Market), where you can sample local dishes full of home-made flavor, and then onto the Isla del Río Cuale to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere. You should then cross the Puente de Iguana (Iguana Bridge), and get a glimpse of the spot which bore witness to the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton love story.

Last of all, head up to Mirador del Faro de Matamoros (the Matamoros Lighthouse Viewpoint), which offers a stunning panoramic view of the Bahía de Banderas, where it will become clear why Puerto Vallarta is such a romantic destination, which remains engraved on the hearts of its visitors.

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