¨The City of Roses¨ or ¨The Pearl of the West¨as the locals call it, was founded by the Spanish in the year 1542 and is now second only to Mexico City in population, production, and commerce. However, it is second to none in charm, beauty, and the warmth of its people. Guadalajara´s innumerable colonial buildings, museums, theaters, churches, and parks all contribute to making the city truly rich in history and culture.
Spanish language learning here in Guadalajara, Mexico, is an opportunity to be involved in intensive Spanish instruction. For those individuals that find Mexico specially interesting, the city of Guadalajara, with its unique hospitality and true Mexican identity, make learning Spanish in Mexico an unforgettable cultural experience.
In addition, the city of Guadalajara is known throughout the entire country of Mexico as one of the most traditional of Mexican cities. Afterall, it is the birth-place of Mariachi and Tequila. Mariachi music, played by a traditional Mexican orchestra, originated right here in a little town very close to Guadalajara. Tequila, the world-famous Mexican beverage, originated and is produced all throughout this region of the state of Jalisco. The culture and architecture of Mexico abounds in this city that is over 470 years old. The cathedral is the most prominent example of an innumerable amount of colonial architecture. It exemplifies the timelessness of the culture of colonial Mexico.
Guadalajara, while retaining its provincial Mexican enchantment, offers the visitor all the modern conveniences that will assure he or she will not have to do without any of the comforts, cultural interests, sporting events, or entertainment to which he or she is accustomed to. These are a few of the reasons that have lured many visitors from other countries to make Guadalajara their home or for those pursuing cultural goals their center of learning.
Imagine spending an entire morning learning Spanish in class and spending the afternoon on the most colonial yet modern city of Mexico, Guadalajara. Thousands of students do this all the time as it enhances their new Spanish language skills, as they will need to ask for that cooling tequila or ice cream in Spanish.
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