Located in western Mexico, the city of Guadalajara serves as the capital and largest city of the state of Jalisco. Guadalajara is also the second-largest metropolis in Mexico. Considered by most to be the home of mariachi music and wide-brimmed sombreros, Guadalajara is known as the cultural hub of Mexico. It boasts a charming village atmosphere, but with big-city attractions including: fascinating museums, modern restaurants, cosmopolitan culture, rich history and excellent shopping. Visitors can sample Guadalajara’s famed culinary delights at the city’s massive food court at Mercado San Juan de Dios, the city’s daily market; as well explore the city’s historic centre, dotted with landmarks and colonial plazas. Don’t miss the opportunity to try Guadalajara’s speciality, torta ahogada, a scrumptious ‘drowned sandwich’ stuffed with fried pork.