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Lienzo Zermeño is one of the best-known places for charrería in Guadalajara and its round walls are easy to identify in a traditional and peaceful neighborhood. This venue not only hosts the charrería but also weddings, big parties, and social events.
Traditional Mexican horsemanship competitions take place every year at Campo Charro Jalisco to select the finalist for the national championship, this venue also hosts the annual Día del Charro (Charro’s National Day) celebration every September 14.
This roofed venue is perfect for charreadas and lets the locals enjoy horsemanship events during the rainy season. It is located in Tlajomulco, one of Guadalajara’s municipalities and no more than an hour from the city center.
Known by some as the Charro’s Cathedral of the West, Nito Aceves features the Charros and the impeccably dressed Escaramuzas (the female team) proving their courage near the Cajititlán Lake, a beautiful natural environment perfect for the charrería.
East of the city in the Tonala municipality, this open arena offers a traditional color where the prints of the charros mounted on their horses in broad daylight are still visible. J. Jesús Jarero is probably not the most elegant place, but it is certainly original.
Arena VFG—named after Vicente Fernández Gómez, a famous Mexican singer—is a forum for exhibitions, fairs, congresses, and sports exhibitions; its detachable lienzo charro hosts charrería. This arena can hold more than 15,000 people and is only five minutes from the airport of the city and 30 minutes from the historic center of Guadalajara.
Arena VFG, Carretera a Chapala km 20. La Calera, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 3284 1470