The Coolest Cultural Spaces in Guadalajara, Mexico

Mexican Ballet | © Monica PC / Flickr
Mexican Ballet | © Monica PC / Flickr
Guadalajara has become one of the most important cultural hubs in Mexico. With its identity and rich history, the city’s artistic expressions can often be found in the museums, plazas, and streets of the second biggest city in the country.

Instituto Cultural Cabañas

Undoubtedly the biggest and the finest place for the arts in Jalisco, the rooms and patios of the Institute, once a home for orphan children, have now become beautiful galleries that exhibit the best art from national and international artists.

Calle Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, San Juan de Dios, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 3668 1642

Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara

In addition to being a work of art in itself, this building is home to one of the most active and visited museums in the city. And beyond the art exhibitions in the galleries, there are often workshops and lectures about history, literature, and politics.

Calle Juárez, 975, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 3134 1664

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Teatro Degollado

A thousand people can enjoy an evening in this beautiful neoclassical theater, one of the emblems of Guadalajara. There are often classical music concerts, ballets, opera, recitals, plays, and presentations by outstanding national and international artists.

Belén S/N, Centro, Zona Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 3613-1115


The Museo Raúl Anguiano (MURA) opened just 14 years ago, but it is considered one of the finest places for modern art in Guadalajara. The constant showings of art have allowed a great number of artists to exhibit their work in the three galleries of this incredible place.

Av Mariano Otero 375, Moderna, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 1592 8343

Museo de las Artes Populares de Jalisco

This museum was created with the thought of exhibiting the best of the crafts made in the state of Jalisco. Beautiful pieces of handicraft can be seen in their galleries from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Calle San Felipe & Calle Pino Suárez, Zona Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 3030 9779

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Centro Cultural Casa Colomos

Inside the Bosque de Los Los Colomos (Colomos Forest) one of the few urban forests in the city, there is this small but very active cultural spot. There are always cultural activities happening, like concerts, painting classes, sculpture exhibitions, and more.

Chaco 3200, Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 3642 0132

Centro Cultural El Refugio

In the very heart of Tlaquepaque, one of the municipalities of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, stands this huge and beautiful cultural center. Within the center, cultural events, lectures, workshops, concerts, plays, and local art exhibitions are held every day.

Calle Donato Guerra 160, Centro, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 3562 7036

Centro Cultural Universitario

The most ambitious cultural project in the state in recent years, this huge cultural center is being constructed by the University of Guadalajara. It will integrate the State Library, the Metropolitan Auditorium, a science museum, and concert halls.

Anillo Periférico. Norte. Manuel Gómez Morín 1695, Rinconada de La Azalea, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 1377 5300

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Centro Cultural Breton

For many years, this independent cultural center has been a starting point for artistic expressions from music to painting. All kinds of art genres are exhibited there – a must-go site for artists.

Juan Manuel 175, Zona Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, +52 33 3345 2194