Templo Expiatorio in Guadalajara


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Official Name: The Expiatory Church of the Blessed Sacrament (El Expiatorio, Templo del Santísimo Sacramento) or simply known in Spanish as Templo Expiatorio.

The Expiatory Temple at Night. | El Templo Expiatorio de noche.

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Introduction


Templo ExpiatorioThe Templo Expiatorio is a Catholic church is one of the best examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in Mexico. Italian Adamo Boari, who was also the architect of the Palacio de Bellas Artes and of the Palacio de Correos de Mexico in Mexico City, started the work. Mexican architect Ignacio Díaz Morales finished it. The Templo Expiatorio has Italian influences in the outdoors while French influences in the indoors. It was made with carved stone.

French stained glasses, a German clock and carillon, Spanish altarpiece, Italian sculptures, and Mexican woodwork, the Templo Expiatorio is unique. Check out the gallery of images to see more details and see how it is from the inside.

Why you should visit the Templo Expiatorio?

Visit the Templo Expiatorio if you like churches or Neo-Gothic and similar architecture styles. If you are a devote Catholic you can also attend a mass. Come to this place if you are looking for some Italian and/or French picture-background for your selfies or professional photography session. And if you like outdoor dining or having an ice cream while watching people pass by, there are a couple of options around the plaza in front of the Templo Expiatorio. The Templo Expiatorio is one of the top main sites to see in Guadalajara.

Check out some ideas to eat in the restaurants list below. Or if you are looking for a place to stay, also below there is a list of hotels and hostels nearby for business, families, backpackers, and couples. And don’t forget to check out the itinerary list to find some ideas of what you can do in your next visit to the Templo Expiatorio in Guadalajara.

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Templo Expiatorio's main facade

In front of the church there is also a park and some places to eat around. Check out the gallery of images to see more.

The church behind the Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara (The Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara)

The church behind the Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara (The Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara)

Southwest view

Southwest view

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Location


Where is the Templo Expiatorio?

Here is the address: Avenida López Cotilla 935, Colonia Centro. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. C.P. 44100.

Underground parking lot available. Parking fee: MXN 23 per hour. Open Hours: 7 AM to 10:30 PM. Sunday open till 11:15 PM (after Catholic mass).

Information booths are found on the park in front of the Templo Expiatorio.

Hospital, ATM (by the University of Enrique Díaz de León), and bicycles for rent are available.


Restaurants


The Templo Expiatorio is surrounded by many places to eat. There are plenty of options for different palates and budgets. Below you will find a list of places nearby. Checkout especially those that Acropost recommends.

Click on the type of restaurant below to expand/show a list.


Café/Coffeehouses


Café Peregrino. Baguettes, crepes, pies.
Links: https://www.facebook.com/PeregrinoCafeBistro | https://es.foursquare.com/v/peregrino-cafe-bistro/4e9a2174b8f783136629bb45
WiFi: Yes
Credit Cards Accepted: No
Parking: No. Street parking may be available.
Open Hours: Mon–Tue, Thu–Fri, 12 PM to 9 PM; Sat–Sun, 4 PM to 9 PM; Closed on Wednesday.
Phone Number: +52 33 3687 2044
Address: López Cotilla No. 867. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

El Gato Café. Coffee, desserts, sandwiches, pizza, soup, some Mexican food. https://www.facebook.com/ElGatoCafeGuadalajara
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa & Master Card
WiFi: Yes
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
Open Hours:  Mon–Thu, 1:30 PM–11:00 PM; Fri–Sat, 1:30 PM –1:00 AM; Sun, 1:30 PM–12:00 PM
Phone Number: +52 33 3364 1987
Address: Francisco I. Madero No. 833.

Espresso Bar. Biscuits, crepes, milkshakes, frapuccino, baguettes, burgers, tortas.
Parking: No
Address: Enrique Díaz de León No. 367 entre Libertad y La Paz.

Noa. Cake, hot cocoa.
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
Address: Francisco I. Madero No. 821.

Studio Gourmet (Café-restaurant, gallery, workshops, photography). Chicken nuggets, enchiladas, burgers, fries, cordon blue, etc. Cash only, parking (supposedly private parking), from 11 am to 10 pm, no WiFi.
Credit Cards Accepted: None. Cash only.
WiFi: No
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
Address: Francisco I. Madero No. 807.


Chinese

Restaurante Alegre. Cantonese Chinese food. All-you-can-eat buffet (MXN 63 and MXN 38 for children) and menu options.
Credit Cards Accepted: No
WiFi: Yes
Parking: No
Open Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone Number: +52 33 3825 1625
Address:  Enrique Díaz de León No. 343


Fast Food

Burger King. Burgers, fries, milkshakes.
Links: www.burgerking.com.mx
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
WiFi: Yes
Parking: Yes
Open Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Phone Number: +52 33 3826 0019
Address: Enrique Díaz de León No. 285

Café Fénix. Outdoor & Indoor tables. Hamburgers, tortas, quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, arrachera meat, fried fish, juice, tea, smoothies, hot chocolate, etc.
Link(s):  https://es.foursquare.com/v/el-f%C3%A9nix/4c7c42edf56a3704ee8c0746
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes (Visa & Master Card)
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
WiFi: Yes
Address: Prisciliano Sánchez 885, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.



Ice Cream & Desserts

Café Peregrino. Baguettes, crepes, pies.
Links: https://www.facebook.com/PeregrinoCafeBistro | https://es.foursquare.com/v/peregrino-cafe-bistro/4e9a2174b8f783136629bb45
WiFi: Yes
Credit Cards Accepted: No
Parking: No. Street parking may be available.
Open Hours: Mon–Tue, Thu–Fri, 12 PM to 9 PM; Sat–Sun, 4 PM to 9 PM; Closed on Wednesday.
Phone Number: +52 33 3687 2044
Address: López Cotilla No. 867. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Cafetería La Antigua. RECOMMENDED. Crepes and waffles. Indoor and outdoor tables.
Link(s): https://es.foursquare.com/v/cafeter%C3%ADa-la-antigua/4cf28b1b1d18a14304a45aec
Credit Cards Accepted: No
WiFi: No
Parking: Street parking if available.
Address: Prisciliano Sánchez, 1003 Colonia Americana. C.P. 44160 Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Croissant Alfredo. Pastries and their specialty is their variety of filled croissants (chocolate, peaches, blackberry, strawberry, etc.).
Credit Cards Accepted: No
WiFi: No
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
Address: Calle Escorza 197. Colonia Americana. C.P. 44160 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Noa. Cake, hot cocoa.
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
Address: Francisco I. Madero No. 821.

El Gato Café. Coffee, desserts, sandwiches, pizza, soup, some Mexican food. https://www.facebook.com/ElGatoCafeGuadalajara
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa & Master Card
WiFi: Yes
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
Open Hours:  Mon–Thu, 1:30 PM–11:00 PM; Fri–Sat, 1:30 PM –1:00 AM; Sun, 1:30 PM–12:00 PM
Phone Number: +52 33 3364 1987
Address: Francisco I. Madero No. 833.



Italian

Il Fiore. Pizza, pasta, salads, hamburgers, and more.
Link(s):  ilfiore.com.mx
https://es.foursquare.com/v/ilfiore–fonda-popular-italiana/4c5b173fec2520a1b0265312
Menu: http://ilfiore.com.mx/menu/
Open Hours: Mon–Sat, 1 PM–11 PM
Address: Av. López Cotilla 875 1b.
Credit Cards Accepted: No
WiFi: No
Parking: Street Parking if Available


Mexican

Homemade style food. Comida corrida style (three-course daily special meals).
Credit Cards Accepted: No
WiFi: No
Parking: No
Address: Enrique Díaz de León No. 220

Carnitas San Francisco. Local and surrounding regional dishes including tortas ahogadas, tacos de barbacoa, chamorros (shank cuts), tacos de carnitas, etc.
Phone Number: +52 33 3826 2364
Address: Enrique Díaz de León

Taquería Flor del SahuayoTacos al pastor (translated as “shepherd-style tacos”).
Link(s): https://es.foursquare.com/v/taqueria-la-flor-de-sahuayo/4c37525e52dfef3b6e06ef70
Credit Cards Accepted: No
WiFi: Yes
Open Hours: Mon–Sun, 8 AM to 12 AM
Phone Number: +52 33 3826 3992/3

Restaurant Nuevo León. Monterrey-style cabrito al pastor (roast goat kid), other dishes from the northern Mexican state of Nuevo León and cuts of meat.
Link(s): https://www.facebook.com/RestauratNuevoLeon?ref=stream
https://foursquare.com/v/restaurant-nuevo-le%C3%B3n/4c911a1e57e5b60c41d35d1c
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes. All major cards.
WiFi: Yes
Open Hours: 1 PM to 11 PM
Parking: Yes (limited spots) and street parking
Phone Number: +52 33 3825 7827 and +52 33 3825 4700
Address: Libertad No. 1586. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

La Oaxaquita. Pollo en mole negro (chicken covered in a spicy, chocolate-and-almond-base gravy) , tlayudas, enmoladas, Oaxacan cheese, black been, Oaxacan chocolate, and other dishes from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes, but be aware they charge 4% without warning before.
WiFi: No. They used to have before.
Open Hours: Mon–Sun, 9 AM to 9 PM
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
Phone Number: +52 33 1671 2420 and +52 33 3825 4780
Address: Francisco I. Madero No. 848



Pubs & Bars

Coyote Rojo Bar. Drinks, snacks.
Link(s):  https://www.facebook.com/CoyoteRojoBar
https://es.foursquare.com/v/coyote-rojo/4c66074f9cb82d7f1ad18fd2
Credit Cards Accepted: No
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
Open Hours:  Mon–Thu, 4 PM to 12 AM; Fri–Sat 4 PM to 1 AM.
Phone Number: +52 33 1604 8606 and +52 33 1595 1736
Address: Prisciliano Sánchez No. 865, Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

La Diábola. Karaoke and pool billiard. Dishes include wood fire pizza, wings, and drinks.
Link(s): https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Diabola/291504295158
Credit Cards Accepted: Minimum credit card purchase MXN 200. Visa and Master Card only.
WiFi: Yes
Parking: Yes
Phone Number: +52 (33) 38250835
Open Hours: Mon–Sun 3 PM to 12 AM
Address: Av. Juárez / Vallarta No. 824, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44100

La Tasca. Bar, chicken wings and drinks.
Parking: No.
Phone Number: +52 33 3658 2750
Address: Enrique Diaz de Leon No. 359, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44100

Vivanco. Karaoke, indoor and outdoor tables. Menu offers wings, fries, nachos, chicken tenders, tostilocos and drinks.
Link(s): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vivanco/1574985359397482
Menu: https://www.facebook.com/1574985359397482/photos/a.1575416029354415.1073741827.1574985359397482/1589077974654887/?type=1
Phone Number: +52 33 3827 3898
Address: Enrique Díaz de León No. 140. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.



Salads & Sandwiches

BurrísimoBurritos, salads, baguettes, sandwiches.
Credit Cards Accepted: No
WiFi: No
Parking: No
Address: Libertad No. 1523. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Café Fénix. Outdoor & Indoor tables. Hamburgers, tortas, quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, arrachera meat, fried fish, juice, tea, smoothies, hot chocolate, etc.
Link(s):  https://es.foursquare.com/v/el-f%C3%A9nix/4c7c42edf56a3704ee8c0746
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes (Visa & Master Card)
Parking: Public parking underground Expiatorio Park or street parking if available
WiFi: Yes
Address: Prisciliano Sánchez 885, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Café Peregrino. Baguettes, crepes, pies.
Links: https://www.facebook.com/PeregrinoCafeBistro | https://es.foursquare.com/v/peregrino-cafe-bistro/4e9a2174b8f783136629bb45
WiFi: Yes
Credit Cards Accepted: No
Parking: No. Street parking may be available.
Open Hours: Mon–Tue, Thu–Fri, 12 PM to 9 PM; Sat–Sun, 4 PM to 9 PM; Closed on Wednesday.
Phone Number: +52 33 3687 2044
Address: López Cotilla No. 867. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

El Birote. Tortas, molletes, juice and licuados (blended fruits and milk drinks)
Credit Cards Accepted: No
WiFi: No
Parking: No
Address: Libertad No. 1553. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Lonchería y ensaladas. Salads, tortas, burritos, juice, licuados (blended fruits and milk drinks)
Credit Cards Accepted: No
WiFi: No
Parking: No
Address: Enrique Díaz de León No. 358. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Viva Chapata. Coffehouse, restaurant, bar. Menu includes sandwiches, baguettes, salads, pizzas, and hot and cold drinks.
Link(s):  https://www.facebook.com/vivachapatagdl | https://foursquare.com/v/viva-chapata-guadalajara-jal/51ec762a7dd297798561e77a | https://twitter.com/vivachapatagdl
WiFi: Yes
Parking: No. Street parking may be available.
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa and Master Card only
Open Hours: Tue–Sun, 9 AM to 1 AM (Mondays closed)
Address: Francisco I. Madero No. 795, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. C.P. 44170 Cafetería, restaurante, bar. Phone Number: +52 33 1523 2599



Seafood

Mariscos Pacífico. Seafood.
Open Hours: 11 AM to 6 PM
Phone Number: +52 33 3827 2975
Address: Enrique Díaz de León Sur No. 305, Colonia Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44160


Street Food

Several street vendors offering churros, tamales, hot dogs, duros (puffed wheat flavored with chili and limes), home-made-style potato chips, tostilocos, marquesitas, fresh fruit, corn on the cob, etc.
Open Hours: Varies, most of them selling in the evenings.
Address: Southeast corner of Templo Expiatorio


Hotels


Looking for a place to stay nearby Templo Expiatorio? Here are some places nearby, from cheap hostels, to family and luxury rooms. They are organized alphabetically.

Casa Vilasanta. Shared and private rooms.
Link(s): http://www.vilasanta.com
http://www.tripadvisor.com.mx/Hotel_Review-g150798-d673377-Reviews-Casa_Vilasanta-Guadalajara_Guadalajara_Metropolitan_Area.html
Price Range: Starting from MXN 220.00 (shared room) to MXN 800.00.
General Info: Dining area, Air Conditioning, kitchen, laundry, WiFi, reading room, cable TV, transportation and tours.
Email: informes@vilasanta.com
Phone Number: +52 (33) 3124 1277
Address: Rayón No. 170. Zona Centro between Madero and López Cotilla, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44100

Casa Zalaoui. Hostel.
Link(s): http://www.casazalaoui.com/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g150798-d2553530-Reviews-Casa_Zalaoui-Guadalajara_Guadalajara_Metropolitan_Area.html
Price Range: From MXN 270.00 to MXN 790.00. Discounts for stays longer than 15 days.
General Info: LAN and WiFi, light breakfast included, shared kitchen, TV area, reading room, storage room, laundry, restaurant.
Phone Number: +52 (33) 3827 3076
Email: reservaciones@casazalaoui.com
Address: Francisco I. Madero No. 764. Colonia Americana. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Home and Hostel. Shared rooms.
Link(s): http://www.homenhostel.com
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g150798-d4178723-Reviews-Home_and_Hostel-Guadalajara_Guadalajara_Metropolitan_Area.html
Price Range: MXN 180.00 General Info: Built in 1863, WiFi, lounge-patio.
Phone Number: +52 (33) 1522 0834
Email: homeandhostel@hotmail.com
Address: Francisco I. Madero No. 720. Colonia Americana. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44160

Hotel Del Parque.
Link(s): http://www.hotelnuevagalicia.com/hotel-del-parque.htm
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g150798-d508215-Reviews-Del_Parque_Hotel-Guadalajara_Guadalajara_Metropolitan_Area.html
Price Range: From MXN 635.00 to MXN 855.00
General Info: Restaurant, bar/lounge, non-flat TVs, fridge in the room, WiFi, room service, parking.
Phone Number: +52 (33) 3825 2800 and 01 800 021 00 05 (within Mexico).
Address: Juarez No. 845, Centro Historico, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Hotel Isabel.
Link(s): http://www.hotelisabel.com/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g150798-d153609-Reviews-Isabel_Hotel-Guadalajara_Guadalajara_Metropolitan_Area.html
Price Range: MXN 815.00. Special price for weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly stays.
General Info: Rooms, suites, restaurant, parking, room service, cable TV, laundry and dry cleaning, swimming pool, WiFi, fax, copies, bilingual service, family friendly, shuttle bus service, airport transportation, meeting rooms.
Phone Number: +52 (33) 3826 2630 and 01 800 713 3011 (within Mexico),
Fax Number: +52 (33) 3826 2630.
Email: informacion@hotelisabel.com
Address: José Guadalupe Montenegro # 1572 Colonia Moderna. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44170.

Hotel Portobelo.
Link(s): http://www.hotelportobelo.com.mx/
http://www.tripadvisor.com.mx/Hotel_Review-g150798-d1632697-Reviews-Portobelo_Hotel-Guadalajara_Guadalajara_Metropolitan_Area.html
Price Range: Starting approximately from MXN 600.00 and MXN 800.00 and up.
General Info: Restaurant, bar, WiFi, parking, room service, electronic keys, LCD TV with cable, Air Conditioning, safe box, suites with jacuzzi available, non-smoking rooms, multilingual service, laundry.
Phone Number: +52 (33) 3614 6714, +52 (33) 3614 6751 and 01 800 838 7343 (within Mexico)
Address: Juárez No. 687 Esq. Federalismo. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

La Perla, Bed and Breakfast. Luxury hotel.
Link(s): http://www.laperlagdl.com/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g150798-d595833-Reviews-La_Perla_Boutique_Bed_Breakfast-Guadalajara_Guadalajara_Metropolitan_Area.html
Price Range: Depending on season. Price roughly starts at MXN 1500.00
General Info: Non-smoking rooms, Air Conditioning, WiFi, parking, room service, free breakfast.
Email: Cristobal@LaPerlaGdl.com
Address: Prado No. 128. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

 


Shops


Dr. Martens. British footwear and clothing brand.
Link(s): http://www.drmartens.com/us/store?storeId=154
Open Hours: Mon–Thur, 11 AM to 8 PM; Fri, 11 AM to 6:30 PM; Sat, Closed; Sun, 11 AM to 7 PM.
Phone Number: 52 (33) 3825 7393
Address: Enrique Díaz de León Sur 132. Colonia Americana. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44160


Sites


 

Churches

Cenáculo del Espíritu Santo. Official Name: “Iglesia Universal del Reino de Dios oración Fuerte al Espíritu Santo” (Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Powerful Prayer to the Holly Spirit). Christian church. Address: Enrique Díaz de León No. 381-A, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Templo de los Santos Ángeles. Catholic Church. Phone Number: +52 (33) 3126 7031 Address: Prado 174, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44160.

Hospitals

Hospital Ramón Garibay. Phone Number: +52 (33) 3648 8474. Address: Enrique Díaz de León Sur No. 238. Colonia Americana. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44160.

Leisure

Cineforo. Watch art and foreign films at the University of Guadalajara theater. Link(s): http://cineforo.udg.mx/, https://www.facebook.com/CineforoUniversidad, and https://twitter.com/CineforoUdeG. Price: MXN 45.00 Wednesdays MXN $30.00 and U. de G. students MXN 30.00. Phone Number: +52 33 3826 7297 Address: Juárez esquina Enrique Díaz de León, piso-1 (floor -1), Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Cinepolis – Tolsá. Movie theater. Link(s): http://www.cinepolis.com/cartelera/guadalajara-centro/cinepolis-tolsa Phone Number: +52 (33) 3540 9090 Address: Enrique Díaz de León No. 430. Colonia Moderna. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44170

Museums

MUSA or Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara (Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara). Link(s): http://www.museodelasartes.udg.mx/ Phone Number: +52 (33) 3134 1664. Address: Juárez No. 975, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44100.

Schools

Alliance Française. French courses, French literature, movie club. Link(s): http://www.alianzafrancesa.org.mx/Guadalajara Open Hours: Mon–Fri, 9 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM. Sat, 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Phone Number: +52 (33) 3825-2140 and +52 (33) 3825-5595 Email: guadalajara@alianzafrancesa.org.mx Address: Alianza Francesa de Guadalajara, Av. López Cotilla No. 1199. Colonia Americana. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44160

Instituto Cultural Mexicano Norteamericano de Jalisco. English courses and Spanish for foreigners. Link(s): http://www.institutocultural.com.mx/ Email: promocion@institutocultural.com.mx Phone Number: +52 (33) 3825 5838, 4101, and 5666. Address: Enrique Diaz de Leon Sur No. 300 Colonia Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44160.

Universidad Enrique Díaz de León. Link(s): http://unedl.edu.mx/ver2013/1.html Phone Number: +52 (33) 3827 3001 and +52 (33) 3827 0905. Address: Enrique Díaz de León No. 324 and 404. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Universidad de Guadalajara (University of Guadalajara). Main offices. Link(s): www.udg.mx Open Hours: Mon–Fri, 9 AM to 6:00 PM. Address: Enrique Díaz de León Sur. Colonia Americana. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Services

Banorte ATMATM accepts all major cards. Located next to the Enrique Díaz de León University. Enrique Díaz de León s/n. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Parque Expiatorio Parking Parking fee: MXN 23 per hour. Open Hours: 7 AM to 10:30 PM. Sunday open till 11:15 PM (after Catholic mass). Underground Parque Expiatorio, entrance by Enrique Díaz de León and Escorza. Right in front of the Templo Expiatorio. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Parks

Parque Expiatorio. Address: Enrique Díaz de León. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Parque Revolución (Revolution Park). Address: Juárez between Calzada Federalismo and Marcos Castellanos. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Rambla Cataluña. Pedestrian street with benches, events and activities. Link(s): https://www.facebook.com/expiatorio and https://foursquare.com/v/rambla-catalu%C3%B1a-andador-escorza/4c0f923996fc95216feec0cb Address: Andador Escorza. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.


Nightlife


Cinepolis – Tolsá. Movie theater. Link(s): http://www.cinepolis.com/cartelera/guadalajara-centro/cinepolis-tolsa
Phone Number: +52 (33) 3540 9090
Address: Enrique Díaz de León No. 430. Colonia Moderna. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44170

Lola Lolita. Dance Club, Night Club, Bar. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Link(s): http://www.lolalolita.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LolaLolitaOficial
https://foursquare.com/v/lola-lolita/4cdb64d5d549548135113cb2
Comments: Mixed reviews, complains about discrimination, dishonest waiters, and pickpockets.
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes.
WiFi: No
Phone Number: 034 1425 1447 Cellphone +52 (33) 1605 8737.
Open Hours: 9 PM to 4 AM
Address: Vallarta 1110 Colonia Americana between Argentina and Robles Gil. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44170


Itineraries


Templo Expiatorio. Don’t miss visiting the temple and see its beautiful architecture. You can check out our gallery of images of the temple to see what you can expect to see.

Rumbla Cataluña. This pedestrian street honoring the Spanish province of Cataluña is just one street northeast of Templo Expiatorio. You will find art crafts, workshops, outdoor screening of documentaries and movies, and other different activities, most of them during the evenings and nights. Link(s): https://www.facebook.com/expiatorio and https://foursquare.com/v/rambla-catalu%C3%B1a-andador-escorza/4c0f923996fc95216feec0cb Address: Andador Escorza. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Salsa and cumbia dancing lessons. Take outdoor lessons at Parque Expiatorio. From Monday to Saturday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at MXN 30.00 fee per person. Classes are mostly for beginners and intermediate, so no pressure. They are on the southeast part of the park. You won’t miss it because the music will be playing and you will see people dancing. NOTE: Don’t expect punctuality, and since this depends on the number of participants, if no students show up, classes may not be held that day.

MUSA. Visit the MUSA museum to see one of the works of a famous Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco. The museum has a roughly 100-work permanent collection as well as different temporary exhibitions. The MUSA building is also a beautiful blend of Mexican and Spanish architecture and a touch of French art nouveau. Link(s): http://www.museodelasartes.udg.mx/ Phone Number: +52 (33) 3134 1664. Address: Juárez No. 975, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. C.P. 44100.

Rent and ride a bike. Southeast of Templo Expiatorio you can find a bike rental station. You can get one and ride to any of the more than 80 nearby stations available. You can opt for a yearly plan, which cost MXN 365.00 or rent the bike for a day (MXN 80.00), three days (MXN 160.00), or seven days (MXN 280.00). Link(s): https://mibici.net/ The nearest station from Templo Expiatorio is two blocks away on Francisco I. Madero and Camarena streets.

Polyglot Club. Language conversation club. Mostly English, but a great opportunity to meet locals who are eager to use their English skills. The group ranges from six to 25 people every week. They meet on Thursdays at 8:30 PM on the west room of the third floor of Café Fénix. It is free and you don’t have to buy anything. Link(s): http://polyglotclub.com/mexico/jalisco/guadalajara/event/1557 Address: Café Fénix. Prisciliano Sánchez 885, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Right in front of Templo Expiatorio.

Alliance Française Guadalajara Cine Club. Watch movies in French with Spanish subtitles for free (great if you speak French or Spanish). Link(s): http://www.alianzafrancesa.org.mx/Guadalajara/Cine-Club-856 Tuesdays at 8:15 PM and Fridays at 8:00 PM. Address: Alianza Francesa de Guadalajara, Av. López Cotilla #1199 Col. Americana. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Cineforo. Watch art and foreign films at the university theater. Link(s): http://cineforo.udg.mx/ https://www.facebook.com/CineforoUniversidad, https://twitter.com/CineforoUdeG Price: MXN 45.00 Wednesdays MXN $30.00 and U. de G. students MXN 30.00. Phone Number: +52 33 3826 7297 Address: Juárez esquina Enrique Díaz de León, piso-1 (floor -1), Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Centro Histórico (Historic Downtown). You can head eastwards to downtown area on López Cotilla street and go two blocks north on 16 de Septiembre street. It is less than 3 kilometers (about 20 min walking). You will find the historic center of the city, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palacio de Gobierno, the city hall, parks, several museums, and plenty of things to see, eat, and do.

Chapultepec. Walk a little over 1 kilometer towards the west on López Cotilla street and you will find Chapultepec avenue. A nice area with shops, bookstores, business places, hotels, plenty of restaurants, and a pedestrian area in the middle of the avenue that around 7 PM comes to live with shows, art crafts, paintings, exhibits, and other events, especially on Saturdays.

Walk on Libertad street towards the west and discover hidden indoor and outdoor cafés and restaurants in a quiet and nice residential area. See the big homes around, some of them turning into businesses.

Try Mexican dishes. You can start with tortas ahogadas if you like spicy things and want to eat a regional dish from Guadalajara and surrounding areas. Check out also the restaurants list to see some other options to eat.

Get on a bus “ruta 51 D Guadalupe” (MXN 7.00) or “ruta Turquesa” (MXN 12.00) or get on a taxi on Avenida de la Paz heading west and experience a local bus or taxi ride in Guadalajara. On your way to the west you will pass through many nice shops and restaurants. Some interesting places riding the bus will be Chapultepec avenue, Chapalita round about, and Guadalupe street. You can ride back to Templo Expiatorio on the same bus you get on, just make sure you ride it on the opposite direction this time since they don’t go on a loop. If you ever get lost, just tell anyone you want to go to Templo Expiatorio.


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Templo Expiatorio Gallery of Images

Templo Expiatorio

The church was built mainly with cut stone without any iron or concret infrastructure available just as it used to be in the Middle Ages.

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The main and upper facade of the church. The three mosaics in the upper tympana were painted by Francisco Bencivenga in the Vatican factories. The stained glass windows, including the rosette below the central tympanum, were designed by the French painter Maurice Rocher and the creation by Jaques and Gerard Degusseau from Orleans, France. On the top of the tower on the left shows the dials of the German clock.

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The tympanum on the east side depicts Tarcisius, who according to Pope Damasus I in a poem, he was an early martyr in the 3rd century who was carrying the Blessed Sacrament when he was attacked and beaten to death.

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The central tympanum represents the Paschal Lamb, which is a lamb the ancient Israelites were commanded to sacrifice and eat as part of a Passover celebration. The Paschal Lamb symbolizes Christ or “the Lamb of God” in many Christian faiths.

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The tympanum mosaic on the west shows Pius X performing Holy Communion to two children. Pius X extended the reception of Holy Communion to children who had reached the “age of discretion” changing the age from 12 to 7 years old. Pius was strongly devoted to the Eucharist and used to say “Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven”. He encouraged frequent reception of Holy Communion so he was later known as the “Pope of the Blessed Sacrament.”

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templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-8 On the left side of the facade there is a tower which has four lighted dials of an imported clock from Germany. The clock was donated in 1969 by Pablo Horn and Sembradores de Amistad along the clock they also brought a carillion of 25 bells that play both religious and popular Mexican music. | En el lado izquierdo de la Iglesia está una torre la cual tiene cuatro carátulas de un reloj importado de Alemania que son iluminadas por la noche. El reloj fue donado en 1969 por Pablo Horn y Sembradores de Amistad junto a un carillón de 25 campanas que tocan tanto música popular mexicana como religiosa.

On the left side of the facade there is a tower which has four lighted dials of an imported clock from Germany. The clock was donated in 1969 by Pablo Horn and Sembradores de Amistad along the clock they also brought a carillion of 25 bells that play both religious and popular Mexican music.

templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-41 The carillion also has twelve small figures representing the twelve apostles, which can only be seen briefly at certain hours during the day. The figures are seen on a pedestal somewhere near the middle of the tower on the facade. | El carillón también tiene la representación de doce figurillas representando a los doce apóstoles que sólo se pueden apreciar brevemente a ciertas horas del día en un pedestal casi a la mitad de la torre de la fachada principal.

The carillion also has twelve small figures representing the twelve apostles, which can only be seen briefly at certain hours during the day. The figures are seen on a pedestal somewhere near the middle of the tower on the facade.

templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-12 | Above the main doors of the church there are three tympana within the pediments. These high relief carved in white marble is the work of the Italian artist Vicente Guzmeri. The tympana represent, from left to right, the Prayer in the Garden of Olives, the Crucifixion, and the Descent from the Cross | Arriba de las puertas principales de la iglesia hay tres tímpanos en los pedimentos. Estos altorrelieves grabados en mármol blanco son el trabajo del artista italiano Vicente Guzmeri. Los tímpanos representan de izquierda a derecha la Oración del Huerto, la Crucificción del Señor y el descenso de la cruz.

Above the main doors of the church there are three tympana within the pediments. These high relief carved in white marble is the work of the Italian artist Vicente Guzmeri. The tympana represent, from left to right, the Prayer in the Garden of Olives, the Crucifixion, and the Descent from the Cross.

templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-9 Crucified Christ depicted in high relief marble in the tympanum right above the main door. This is the work of the Italian artist Vicente Guzmeri. | Cristo crucificado representado en altorrelieve de mármol en el tímpano justo arriba de la puerta principal. Este es el trabajo del artista italiano Vicente Guzmeri.

Crucified Christ depicted in high relief marble in the tympanum right above the main door. This is the work of the Italian artist Vicente Guzmeri.

templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-28 The coat of arms of Cardenal José Garibi Rivera. | El escudo del Cardenal José Garibi Rivera.

The coat of arms of Cardenal José Garibi Rivera.

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The main doors are made of granadilla wood carved by carpenter Jesús Gómez Velazco. They are incrusted with bronze high reliefs made by Mexican artist Benito Castañeda.

The eastern door of the church | La puerta del oriente de la iglesia.

The eastern door of the church

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Oriental aisle of the church | La nave lateral oriental de la iglesia

Oriental aisle of the church

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The nave of the Templo Expiatorio leading to the altar

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Altar

Main altar


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Pointed arches inside the church. A common feature in Gothic architecture.

On the picture above, you can see the church spire from the inside.

On the picture above, you can see the church spire from the inside.

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The chandelier on the crossing of the church right below the spire. Notice the “star” rib vaults.

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Under the crossing on the central nave

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Templo Expiatorio - Chandeliers and clustered columns inside the church | Candelabros y columnas agrupadas dentro de la iglesia

Chandeliers and clustered columns inside the church

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Lancet windows, which are tall narrow windows with a pointed arch at their top, are another architectural motif in Neo-Gothic structures derived from the original Gothic architecture style. The windows in the picture are located behind the main altar.

Stained glass windows and chandelier

Stained glass windows and chandelier

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templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-38 The Organ was created in Cremona, Italy by the Claudio Anselmi Tamburini lab in the 90's. Its facade is also Gothic revival. It has 56 registers and 4134 pipes total. The organ didn't perform the way it was expected, so the expert Mexican family Del Toro Sandoval made adjustments and they are now in charge of the organ's maintenance. | El órgano fue hecho en Cremona, Italia por el laboratorio Claudio Anselmi Tamburini en los 90´s. Su fachada también es parte del neo-gótico. Tiene 56 registros y 4134 tubos en total. El órgano no funcionó como se esperaba y por lo tanto la familia mexicana de expertos Del Toro Sandoval hizo los ajustes y ahora están a cargo del mantenimiento del órgano.

The Organ was created in Cremona, Italy by the Claudio Anselmi Tamburini lab in the 90’s. Its facade is also Gothic revival. It has 56 registers and 4134 pipes total. The organ didn’t perform the way it was expected, so the expert Mexican family Del Toro Sandoval made adjustments and they are now in charge of the organ’s maintenance.

templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-40 View of the church towards the organ | Vista interna de la iglesia mirando hacia el órgano.

View of the church towards the organ

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templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-6 The rosette on the facade which stained glass was designed by the french painter Maurice Rocher. | La roseta de la fachada frontal cuyos vitrales fueron diseñados por el pintor francés Maurice Rocher.

The rosette on the facade which stained glass was designed by the french painter Maurice Rocher.

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templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-42 A Pieta sculpture inspired on Michaelangelo's famous original work.The Acropost send a reporter to find out who the author of this Pieta version was and unfortunately it is unknown. Monsignor Francisco Casillas Navarro, the priest in charge of the church, says that we don't know the author. We only know it was built in the Vatican factories and then brought there. | Una escultura de la Piedad inspirada en la famosa obra original de Miguel Ángel. El Acropost mandó a un reportero a averiguar quién es el autor de esta versión de la Piedad y desventuradamente no se sabe. El monseñor Francisco Casillas Navarro, capellán a cargo de la iglesia, dijo que se desconoce al autor. Sólo se sabe que fue creada en las fábricas del Vaticano y luego traida acá.

A Pieta sculpture inspired on Michaelangelo’s famous original work.The Acropost send a reporter to find out who the author of this Pieta version was and unfortunately it is unknown. Monsignor Francisco Casillas Navarro, the priest in charge of the church, says that we don’t know the author. We only know it was built in the Vatican factories and then brought there.

templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-39 The Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross (a.k.a. Via Dolorosa) is the work of watercolor painter Alfonso de Lara Gallardo helped by his disciple Eduardo González. | La Vía Crucis es obra del acuarelista D. Alfonso de Lara Gallardo auxiliado por su discípulo Eduardo González.

The Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross (a.k.a. Via Dolorosa) is the work of watercolor painter Alfonso de Lara Gallardo helped by his disciple Eduardo González.

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templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-25 The pewter-made main altarpiece is attributed to Javier Corberó from Barcelona, Spain. | El retablo del altar mayor es de esmalte de peltre atribuido a Javier Corberó de Barcelona, España.

The pewter-made main altarpiece is attributed to Javier Corberó from Barcelona, Spain.

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Sacred Art

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Templo Expiatorio View from the patio towards the tower | Vista desde el patio hacia la torre

View from the patio towards the tower | Vista desde el patio hacia la torre

Templo Expiatorio The patio | El patio

The patio

Templo Expiatorio Pointed arches in the patio | Arcos apuntados en el patio

Pointed arches in the patio | Arcos apuntados en el patio

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templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-37 This sculpture of Christ is made out of a single mezquite wood piece from Tepatitlán. Being made of one piece explains why one arm appears shorter then the other. | La escultura de este Cristo está hecha de una sola pieza de mezquite de Tepatitlán. El hecho de haber sido creada de una sola pieza de madera explica por qué un brazo está más corto que el otro.

This sculpture of Christ is made out of a single mezquite wood piece from Tepatitlán. Being made of one piece explains why one arm appears shorter then the other.

templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-17 This sculpture of Christ is made out of a single mezquite wood piece from Tepatitlán. Being made of one piece explains why one arm appears shorter then the other. | La escultura de este Cristo está hecha de una sola pieza de mezquite de Tepatitlán. El hecho de haber sido creada de una sola pieza de madera explica por qué un brazo está más corto que el otro.

Older picture with green clothes.

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templo-expiatorio-expiatory-church-guadalajara-mexico-neo-gothic-architecture-32 On the back of the church there are two flying buttresses (pictured on the left) surpassing the height of the church's roof. Flying buttresses are a commonly associated with Gothic architecture. | En la parte posterior de la iglesia hay dos contrafuertes con arbotantes (vistos del lado izquierdo en la fotografía) que sobrepasan la altura del techo de la iglesia. Los contrafuertes con arbotantes están comunmente asociados con la arquitectura gótica.

On the back of the church there are two flying buttresses (pictured on the left) surpassing the height of the church’s roof. Flying buttresses are a commonly associated with Gothic architecture.

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The octagonal spire on the crossing on the central nave is the tallest part of the church reaching 64.5 meters (211.61 feet)

View from the northwest

View from the northwest

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