Not just a Spanish program

The excursions and field trips take place inside and outside Guadalajara. They are intended to broaden and consolidate the topics seen in class. In other words, they are the practical extension of the academic activities.

 

Take a look at the awesome places you will be visiting:

 Downtown Guadalajara

This activity is a tour on a bus. Its main objective is to get to know the tourist attractions of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. It offers the opportunity to learn more about the cultural, historical and architectural manifestations that distinguish the city as one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico.

 

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 Guachimontones archaelogical site

It is a 2,000-year-old zone found at the town of Teuchitlan, Jalisco. Teuchitlán was a village dependent of the Etzatlán lordship, inhabited by tecos groups. The specific architectural style of this site is called Guachimontón, due to the mounds and circular staggered-level structures. UNESCO has added the whole region, including the nearby tequila distilleries, to its World Heritage List.

 

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 Cabañas Cultural Institute

This is a historic building, which registered the most important politic and social events in the 19th and 20th century. The Institute preserves 57 fresco paintings from the Mexican mural painter José Clemente Orozco, painted from 1938 to 1939. The institute also promotes other cultural collections, in addition to present high level national and international exhibits.

 

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 Monte Coxala

It is a space that honors Mexican prehispanic architecture, with replicas of ancient Olmec culture, Mayans and Toltecs. Its architecture is characterized by the snake esplanade and for the figures surrounding the area like snakes, jaguars and atlantes. It has a magnificent view to Chapala Lake.

 

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 Lucha libre at Arena Coliseo

Lucha libre is a sport with more than 100 years of history in Mexico and it is practiced throughout the country. The most remarkable characteristics of Lucha Libre are its colorful masks, rapid sequences of holds and maneuvers, as well as "high-flying" maneuvers, some of which have been adopted in other countries.

 

Lucha libre has a privileged popularity among Mexican people making it one of the most beloved activities after football. Inside and outside of Mexico, Lucha Libre has crossed over into popular culture, especially in movies and television. Depictions of luchadores are often used as symbols of Mexico and Mexican culture in non-Spanish speaking cultures.

 

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 Downtown Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque is part of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. The name Tlaquepaque derives from Nahuatl and means "place above clay land". The area is famous for its pottery and blown glass. Nowadays, it is a touristic zone with a vast tradition in fine arts and crafts.

 

The historic center is surpassingly beautiful, with colonial-era churches and old mansions, colorful flowers and orange trees. It is excellent for pedestrians, who can enjoy the architecture, the food, the statues, local artists’ shops and the two beautiful churches in the area: San Pedro and El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad.

 

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 Tequila town

Tequila is best known as being the birthplace of the drink that bears its name, tequila, which is made from the blue agave plant, native to this area. The tequila is much more than just a spirit, it is an entire culture full of history from its tequila ranche, and the amazing blueish agave landscapes that turn red when the sunset shines over the golden barrels.

 

The popularity of the drink and the history behind it has made the town and the area surrounding it a World Heritage Site. It was also named a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) in 2003 by the Mexican federal government.

 

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 Puerto Vallarta

You will find this coastal town framed by the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental of Jalisco and the immense Mexican Pacific. This fascinating destination with red roofs, golden sunsets, and cobbled streets, possesses everything that makes for an incredible stay: beautiful beaches, leading hotels, and a variety of restaurants and activities.

 

Puerto Vallarta’s art offering is amazing, from crafts found in the flea market to the fleeting creations made by artists with the sand of the beach.

 

Its art galleries, boardwalk, calm Banderas Bay waters -excellent for scuba diving-, are some of the contrasts that Vallarta holds.

 

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