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Rouye of Neo-Gothic Architecture and the Beaches of Nayarit

Tequila, Guadalajara, Jala, San Blas, Tepic

Begin this wonderful route in the capital of Jalisco: Guadalajara. Enjoy its colonial past strolling through downtown where you will see the Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres (Roundabout of Illustrious Men), and the impressive Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), symbol of the city. Admire the Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater), the Palacio del Gobierno (Government Palace) and visit the Museo Regional de Guadalajara (Regional Museum of Guadalajara). Try the delicious tortas ahogadas which of course should be accompanied by tequila.

And speaking of this famous spirit drink, the next destination will be its birthplace, the town of Tequila. Learn everything about its production, from a visit to the agaves, touring the Tequila Museum and of course, participating in a tequila tasting. You will also discover that there are beautiful buildings to visit, such as the Municipal Palace, the Baroque-style Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol and the Capilla del Calvario dating back to the 16th century.

Continue with the route to the state of Nayarit, where you will first be welcomed by the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Jala. In the midst of vast nature, the impressive Ceboruco Volcano stands out, surrounded by a beautiful landscape that includes volcanic stones and lava remains from its last eruption at the end of the 19th century. This place is a geological park, especially for mountaineering or horseback riding. In this little town it is worth visiting the Basílica Lateranense de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Lateran Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption) of original Roman and neo-Gothic style made out of green, pink and yellow quarry. Following your tour through downtown, you will also arrive at the Santuario de la Natividad (Sanctuary of the Nativity) and the Museo de la Comunidad (Community Museum). In the Market you will try the gorditas de maíz con canela (a type of round corn bread with cinnamon), the bizcotelas (cake pops) and the donuts.

The next destination will be another Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town): Compostela. In the museum of this wonderful place you will find an interesting exhibition that includes from varied pre-Hispanic objects to paper money, weapons and maps dating from the kingdom of New Galicia. Other important attractions to visit: the Templo del Señor de la Misericordia (Temple of the Lord of Mercy), the railway station and the old farm of the Countess Miravalles.

Now continue to Tepic, a beautiful colonial city. Discover its history in the Casa Amado Nervo and Juan Escutia museums. Visit the downtown area and admire the Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception); You can also stroll through the Main Square and buy beautiful Huichol handcrafts.

End the trip with a few days on the beach in the Port of San Blas. It is perfect for you to enjoy the sun and the sea; If you are a surf lover, here you will have incredible waves, thanks to which the port is home to important championships in this sport. A traditional delicacy that you will not be able to stop eating is the banana bread fresh of the oven, it is a true delicacy.
Begin this wonderful route in the capital of Jalisco: Guadalajara. Enjoy its colonial past strolling through downtown where you will see the Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres (Roundabout of Illustrious Men), and the impressive Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), symbol of the city. Admire the Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater), the Palacio del Gobierno (Government Palace) and visit the Museo Regional de Guadalajara (Regional Museum of Guadalajara). Try the delicious tortas ahogadas which of course should be accompanied by tequila.

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And speaking of this famous spirit drink, the next destination will be its birthplace, the town of Tequila. Learn everything about its production, from a visit to the agaves, touring the Tequila Museum and of course, participating in a tequila tasting. You will also discover that there are beautiful buildings to visit, such as the Municipal Palace, the Baroque-style Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol and the Capilla del Calvario dating back to the 16th century.

Continue with the route to the state of Nayarit, where you will first be welcomed by the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Jala. In the midst of vast nature, the impressive Ceboruco Volcano stands out, surrounded by a beautiful landscape that includes volcanic stones and lava remains from its last eruption at the end of the 19th century. This place is a geological park, especially for mountaineering or horseback riding. In this little town it is worth visiting the Basílica Lateranense de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Lateran Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption) of original Roman and neo-Gothic style made out of green, pink and yellow quarry. Following your tour through downtown, you will also arrive at the Santuario de la Natividad (Sanctuary of the Nativity) and the Museo de la Comunidad (Community Museum). In the Market you will try the gorditas de maíz con canela (a type of round corn bread with cinnamon), the bizcotelas (cake pops) and the donuts.

The next destination will be another Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town): Compostela. In the museum of this wonderful place you will find an interesting exhibition that includes from varied pre-Hispanic objects to paper money, weapons and maps dating from the kingdom of New Galicia. Other important attractions to visit: the Templo del Señor de la Misericordia (Temple of the Lord of Mercy), the railway station and the old farm of the Countess Miravalles.

Now continue to Tepic, a beautiful colonial city. Discover its history in the Casa Amado Nervo and Juan Escutia museums. Visit the downtown area and admire the Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception); You can also stroll through the Main Square and buy beautiful Huichol handcrafts.

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