In their singing, the mariachis reveal that Guadalajara is on a plain, a plain that has transformed – and this is not said by the musicians but by the statistics – into the second largest city in Mexico, a modern metropolis welcoming progress without disregarding the value of its traditions, forged during more than 450 years of history.
At 546 km from Mexico City and at 340 km from Puerto Vallarta, an outstanding beach resort – Guadalajara is an important trade center, and a modern place accurately organized.
It keeps architectonic monuments in its historic centre, like the Metropolitan Catholic cathedral, the neoclassical Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theatre), the serene ampleness of the Plaza Tapatia and the fascinating architecture of the Cabañas Cultural Institute a UNESCO humanity heritage site, and the unbelievable color of the Libertad (Freedom) Market, among others.
In addition to toast with tequila and to enjoy the songs of the mariachis, the visitors will have time to be delighted by the works of Jalisco artisans, who perpetuate the techniques they learned from their fathers and grandfathers.
At a short distance from Guadalajara (90 km), there are the Agave plantations, the plant from which the Tequila spirit is distilled, a UNESCO landscape site, and the city of Tequila, where this spirit was created an is still produced.
General information about Guadalajara
– Population: 1,460,148
– Area: 151 km2 (58 sq mi)
– Elevation: 1,566 m (5,138 ft)
– Latitude: 20° 40′ 35″ N
– Longitude: 103° 20′ 49″ W
– Time Zone: CST (UTC−6)
[Summer-DST CDT (UTC−5)]
– Official language: Spanish
– International dialing code: +52 3
– Website: www.guadalajara.gob.mx
About University of Guadalajara
At the beginning of a new millennium, the University of Guadalajara is a vigorous community, heir to an educational tradition forged along more than two centuries.
To its University Centers located in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara and eight regions of Jalisco, 209,466 students come every day to study in its 422 vocational, high school, undergraduate, and graduate academic programs. Websites: http://www.udg.mx/ http://www.cucei.udg.mx/
How to arrive in Guadalajara
It is important to note that Guadalajara is a safe place to travel and it is easy to arrive in Guadalajara:
– By air: International Airport (Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla) is at 16 km from the center of Guadalajara. It gets flights coming from North, Central and South America, and the main cities within Mexico. A flight coming from Mexico City lasts approximately 55 minutes.
– By land: the distance between Mexico City and Guadalajara is of 535 km. Several bus lines cover the route on a daily basis, and the trip takes 8 hours approximately.
Venue (Hotel): the Hilton Guadalajara hotel
The conference would take place at the Hilton Guadalajara hotel A world-class hotel with impressive city views; the AAA Four Diamond Hilton
Hilton Guadalajara offers 450 guest rooms. Each is furnished with one king-sized bed or two double beds, a large work desk with lamp and ergonomic desk chair, WiFi, and an in-room safe.
*** A complementary list of hotels and special deals for participants will be announced soon