if you think Mexico is all about drugs
and people illegally crossing the border into America you’re wrong because this
sort of thing shows you a different side history culture architecture and
religion the second two were about go and check out now Hola, Buenas tardes and
welcome back to Mexico but not Mexico City that’s right I’ve taken a short trip
out to the west of Mexico to visit two other cities in this awesome country the
first one being Guadalajara that’s right in this video I’m going to
walk around the city and show you some points of interest which largely have
been recommended by you lot ie subscribers so thank you very much
for that so without further ado let’s get started right so I’ve arrived at my
first spot in Guadalajara but firstly I just wanna tell you some first
impressions so I’ve literally walked around staying in Americanos which is
near Chapultepec to where I am now which I’ll show you in a minute but the thing
I was thinking of the way to describe Guadalajara initially is that it feels
like the Adelaide or Medellin of Mexico so if you know Adelaide, Medellin,
Australia Colombia they’re smaller cities in those countries yet they are
still hectic they’re still busy they still have that element of amazing
architecture and history which is awesome in comparison to Mexico City
yeah it’s busy it’s hectic but I think it lacks that level of chaos which you
see in Mexico City so when I already liked it so far it’s a nice day it’s
sunny I haven’t shaved by the way because I left my razor in Mexico City
stupid so we’re going onto my first spot now I’m hungry do you want to eat? I think we
do right my first spot – oh fuck, not spots my first stop is Mercado Libertad
otherwise known as Mercado San Juan de Dios this is the largest indoor market
in Latin America what it’s always the largest or biggest isn’t it on this
channel Madness we’re gonna go have a look inside let’s see what we can get
right welcome to another market in Mexico yes another one this is very
similar to ones that I’ve been in before in Merida there was one like this but
this is significantly larger it’s got multiple floors and apparently there’s
over 2,000 like stands or stalls which is monstrous
humongous other synonym you could think for big
that’s what this is it’s amazing you can get pretty much anything you want in
these markets from food fruit and vegetables souvenirs jewelry up there
awesome clothing up the top and I’m gonna
look for some food because on the bottom floor there’s a place where
you can get a typical Guadalajara dish which is what I’m looking for let’s go
downstairs right it turns out I’m already downstairs and that’s why I’m
after some TORTAS AHOGADAS which oh my god I said it’s almost right I
think TORTAS AHOGADAS is a traditional dish in Guadalajara
it roughly translates to drowned sandwich so let’s find out what that’s all about I’m being a greedy fat pig as always
you’ll have to excuse the noise and the lighting this is heavenly
so basically drowned sandwich it’s in a like a bread that’s a bit like a French
stick no I mean so it’s crispy but it goes slightly soggy in the middle
it’s just the right level of sogginess and crispiness
it’s got like a chili sauce but it’s quite mild and inside it’s a kind of meat I
think it’s chicken or pork I’m not sure and have the spoon to eat it with of course – so my stomach’s now full
hallelujah I must admit I’m gonna be totally honest that wasn’t my favorite
in terms of Mexican food I’ve ever had it was a bit bland however from what I
understand the salsa that you have when there is meant to be mild and if
you want a hotter one you have to ask for the chilli which I didn’t so next
time I’ll remember to do that. I’ve come upstairs right as you can see there is
even more food it’s ridiculous its massive there’s food everywhere this is
Mexican food heaven literally I’ve never seen anywhere so big with this amount of
Mexican food it’s slightly overwhelming it’s amazing so if you like Mexican food
come to this place in Guadalajara just look okay once in my next spot which I spent
the last two hours looking for but it turns out I was here two hours ago
thanks to Google Maps sending me to an underground car park and apparently the
entrance to Narnia but never mind that so Frida Kahlo Diego Rivera both two
famous Mexican artists, this place is home to work of another Mexican artist
so let’s see if we can take a look okay I’ve had to go minsu my stabilizer because
you have to give your bag in and it does cost 70 pesos
fYI like most museums in Mexico so the first bit I went through is like
a modern art section which is quite questionable in terms of actually being
art a pile of plates apparently that’s art but it highlights the materials
that are used in Jalisco which is where Guadalajara is so I’m gonna go through there
now which i think is the main area okay right apologies for the shoddy
camerawork but that’s what happens when you don’t have a stabilizer people so
I’ve got to say that’s very impressive in there so what I believe is that that
artwork those murals all over the ceiling all over the walls
they depict the Mexican Revolution from 1910 to 1920 but they show the negative
side of it was painted pardon the pun in a like more darker theme rather
than what Diego Rivera did which was more positive I believe feel free to
fill me in the comments if I am totally wrong but yeah it was amazes me how that
am how do they paint these things up on the ceiling my neck was hurting just
looking at it so when extremely impressive yeah this
is a good place to come if you are in talks okay I’m not gonna lie to you I’m
not the biggest art fan as I said before however the thing that really strikes
you when you go into someone like that is if you think Mexico is all about
drugs and people illegally crossing the border into America you’re wrong because
this sort of thing shows you a different side history culture architecture and
religion the second – we’re about to go and check out now we’re gonna go and see
a church and a cathedral let’s go rightI might not be into art, there’s Batman
by the way, but I’m into cathedrals yes I’m at Guadalajara Cathedral which is
absolutely awesome it’s a 16th century Spanish Renaissance Cathedral in a
neo-gothic style ie the spires and neo-gothic I’ve never seen a neo-gothic
cathedral before I sound like a ride Cathedral geek anyway let’s see if I can
find the way in right it’s Cathedral geek time which is
apparently now a thing so I don’t know why I turn into a complete bibbling idiot when it
comes to cathedrals maybe you can tell me but I think it’s something to do with
the general size the grandeur the elegance and the intricacies of the
architecture what do I sound like but anyway there’s a service going on at the
moment it is Sunday but in terms of inside it’s very much similar to many
other Mexican cathedrals I’ve seen in terms of massive columns stained-glass
all around the top which is totally amazing
but outside I think it’s even more impressive so you can definitely see the
difference between the Spanish Renaissance par and the neo gothic
spires which all have yellow and blue like mosaic tiles on which I think this
would be nice it’s great with the Sun reflecting on the cathedral it’s about 6
o’clock at the moment and I don’t know about you but when I think of neo gothic
or gothic I think of like gargoyles maybe it’s just me I don’t know but it’s
great it gets your imagination going you know it’s amazing so definitely come
here when you are in Guadalajara Ok if you’ve had enough neo-gothic architecture for one day I’m sorry because we are going to see some more. I’m at Templo Expiatorio Santisimo Sacramento, she
knows I said it right I probably didn’t yeah it’s basically a church but this
was a lot more modern just gonna have a look this is equally as impressive just
look at it immense and it’s got a four-sided clock tower up there which is
actually employed from Germany interesting point of the day and this
place took over 70 years to build it was only finished in 1972 I believe which is
weird for me because it doesn’t look like it was finished in the seventies it
looks much older than that so I guess it’s a real good example of that type of
architecture the Sun maybe it’s Jesus coming to get me
I shouldn’t have said that there’s some sort of service going on in there at the
moment so I’m not going to go in there and film but I did just take this shot
from the doorway where you can see the wonderful stained glass right down the
end absolutely spectacular this is another example of what I said earlier
in terms of forget what people say about Mexico this is Mexico cathedrals
churches religion history culture see what I mean I love it! I’ve had a nice day
today exploring Guadalajara as a proper tourist for the first time in a long
time that’s one great thing about living somewhere and then coming away for a
week term a little trip ding dong Jesus is coming I got stuck with his blasphemy
sorry next up I’m going to another place very close to Guadalajara it’s just
literally down the road from our living kind of it’s going to be a surprise so
thanks for watching don’t forget to like subscribe check out my Instagram etc and
I’ll catch you later


  1. Tao of David says:

    Hola!! Welcome to Guadalajara!! There's lots to do in this city and unfortunately I only had a day to explore and highlight the main points of interest in the city!!! What else can you recommend to other viewers? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for watching, and don't worry, I'll be back in Mexico City soon!

    Spanish Translation will be ready when Youtube gives me the option of editing the English automatic subtitles, this can take a few hours to be available! Thanks for your patience!

    ¡¡Hola!! Bienvenido a Guadalajara !! ¡Hay mucho que hacer en esta ciudad y, lamentablemente, solo tuve un día para explorar y destacar los principales puntos de interés de la ciudad! ¿Qué más puedes recomendar a otros espectadores? ¡Házmelo saber en los comentarios! Gracias por mirar, y no te preocupes, ¡volveré a la Ciudad de México pronto!

    La traducción al español estará lista cuando Youtube me dé la opción de editar los subtítulos automáticos en inglés, ¡esto puede tomar algunas horas para estar disponible! ¡Gracias por su paciencia!

  2. Tao of David says:


  3. Daniel72 says:

    Hello David!! Welcome to my city, Guadalajara. Who told you to eat at San Juan de Dios market? Gush! Food is dreadful there!! Guadalajara does not characterizes for its good food, so do not expect to find here fine local cuisine as in other places of Mexico. Guadalajara has one of the biggest gay communities in all Mexico. There are plenty gay bars here, which are nicer and bigger than gay bars in Mexico City. Maybe you should check some gay bars before you leave GDL. If you want to visit other sites of interest close to GDL, then I would recommend visiting the archeological zone of Guachimontones (1.5 hours away from GDL) and the lakeside towns of Chapala and Ajijic (1 hour away from GDL). In Ajijic there are lots of good restaurants and shops. Due to the high number of Americans and Canadians expats living there, the town has an interesting multicultural Mexican-American-Canadian vibe. You cannot leave Jalisco without visitng to the town of Tequila (1 .5 hour away from GL), where the Tequila spirit was invented and where the biggest Tequila plants in the world are located. Lagos de Moreno is probably the prittiest colonical town in Jalisco (3 hours away from GDL). It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, so it is worthwile spending half day there visiting its historic center and some of the many gorgeous haciendas that exist around that town. Finally, if you plan to go back o Mexico City then you should make a stop at the city of Morelia, which is just half-way between GDL and Mexico City. Its historic center is another UNESCO World Heritage full of pretty Spanish colonial buildings. Hope you have a great time in Jalisco. Cheers!

  4. Alberto Rodriguez says:

    Great editing

  5. HKF1 says:

    9:50 Anor Londo flashbacks

  6. Tammie Renee says:

    Love your videos. Love cathedrals. Thanks for helping educate the world on Mexico.

  7. Leo Mendez says:

    what is up with all the strange looks from my Mexican peeps seems like they are not used to people blogging like they do in CDMX. Or is it your language and they think your a gringo from the US.

  8. bernardo zavaleta pérez says:

    I saw great to talk more words in spanish congrats

  9. Timoteo Larios says:

    What I like about your vlogs is that your point of you is down to earth. I mean, not all has to be perfect; you can deslike the place, the food, etc.; it's valid!; but you can say that in a nice way, like you do; when I see some other vloggers, my last question is "is everything so wow?". Even though Guadalajara is a big city, I think still has a provincial air, you can´t feel that in Mexico City and I'm chilango. ¡Saludos!

  10. Leo Mendez says:

    the best neo gothic church in Mexico IMO is the one in Zamora Michoacan

  11. frank loni says:

    I really enjoy your videos! 😀😀👏👏

  12. Fernando Ibarra says:

    I really like Guadalajara, I usually go a couple of times at year and I really enjoy the time there, as you said is much quiet than CDMX but still having a lot of things to do, good concerts, great night life, lots of job opportunities and for me something quite interesting like beautiful girls hahaha

  13. Pericles de molay says:

    "Maybe it's Jesus coming to get me", hahaha, cool vid dude.

  14. BlackChic Chronicles says:

    ❤️❤️this video. Your Mexico vlogs have totally changed my perception of this beautiful country and culture. America has brainwashed me🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️

  15. Yvonne Tellez says:

    An other amazing video!!! Awesome job David!!!

  16. Carlos CABA says:

    Great video!

  17. Christian Arechiga says:

    Great video my friend, I wish you will have a good time during your stay in Guad. And enjoy Tequila.

  18. Frida Mex says:

    Hello , try to go to Vicente Fernandez ranch , one of the most Icon of Mexican music 🇲🇽

  19. andy stubbs says:

    hi david look like a interesting city,,i,m just back from vietnam and thailand

  20. spookyryu says:

    I forgot to recommend you Karne Garibaldi, really good

  21. Monik T says:

    Nice day to make a video! I agree with you I don't like tortas ahogadas😑, I love normal tortas.
    I look forward for your videos in Guanajuato!!, you will love there, gou should go to San Miguel de Allende 💎

  22. PR4470 says:

    😲😲😲 Really love your intro and good editing as well!!!! Beautiful city Guadalarajara.👍👍👍

  23. Gerardo Guzmán Verdín says:

    I love my country trough your eyes! Thank you!

  24. Eduardo Montes says:

    the entrance to Narnia. lmao

  25. guillermo cuervo says:

    Hello, glad to know that you are in GDL, I would like recommend you visit the CHAPULTEPEC AREA, PROVIDENCIA ÁREA and of course, the shopping centre named ANDARES. also as your video was shot in the city center, I recommend you move to the West Part of the city where you will discover a very different and very charming city. Also dont loes Tlaquepaque, Tequila & Chapala lake (geat sunset).

  26. Francisco Garcia says:

    Hahaha loved that “Jesus is coming for me” great video as always.

  27. Jorge Gallegos says:

    Gracias por subir éste video de mi hermosa Guadalajara, y que el mundo conozca el lado amable, cultural e histórico de México.
    Sólo comentar, para que lo sepan todos los que lean los comentarios, que el que pinto la capilla del Instituto Cultural Cabañas fué Jose Clemente Orozco y NO Diego Rivera; y por cierto, este conjunto arquitectónico fué declarado como patrimonio cultural de la humanidad por la UNESCO.
    Y la otra iglesia, llamada popularmente el Expiatorio, fué contruido como en la edad media, piedra por piedra, ya que NO tiene estructuras metalicas ni concreto en su edificación; fué diseñado por el arquitecto italiano Adamo Boari (el que diseño también el Palacio de Bellas Artes y el Palacio de Correo Mayor en la ciudad de México), y por último, algunos arquitectos afirman que el estilo se llama "gótico tardío", ya que es auténticamente gótico, sólo que no es de la edad media, y NO una mezcla o corriente nueva, como para llamarle "neogótico".
    Saludos y exitos !

  28. Chosen 1 says:

    Where would you rather live between medellin and Guadalajara? And why? Thanks

  29. World_Me M says:

    Beautiful Guadalajara!

  30. World_Me M says:

    Nice video, you´re doing a great work man!. We don´t understand why the media in the anglosphere only portraits the negative news of such a beautiful country.

  31. GUTIE PADIL says:

    Guadalajara is the 10th largest metropolitan area in latin America, and second in mexico…. It's not a small city. The urban aerean has now more than 5 million people.

  32. Lauren jackson says:

    These type of things like this is fun

  33. Fotostrasse says:

    cool video!

  34. humble_man says:

    There is another neo gothic church in Guadalajara, is king of hidden due is not located in a touristic spot.

  35. jackopo iron says:

    Cómo no te robaron tu cel en San Johny

  36. Ztez Maxim says:

    So the Nelly furtado song, does YouTube give her all the ad revenue? Half? Compared to royalty free music?

  37. Juan H. says:

    Love your blasphemy LOL

  38. Gildardo Enrique Barajas says:

    I just read your comment on Erin's Travels , nice to see mutual support. To see people like you and others really appreciate Mexico is like my antidepressant, it is really hard for me to not feel sad, angry and frustrated that ( seems) the world is bent on destroying us. ( when I was writing last sentence, you said to people that they were wrong if they thought Mexico was all about drugs and violence. Thank you!😘)

  39. Gildardo Enrique Barajas says:

    I also don't like tortas ahogadas, I love my crunchy outside and melt in your mouth inside torta

  40. luis amador says:

    Thank you so much David, for showing the world that Mexico is not about drugs and violence, we are a very friendly and warm people who we are in the middle of a very difficult times, THANK YOU BRO!!

  41. Narcisa Parker says:

    beautiful town !!!

  42. José Muñoz says:

    Blasphemy IS fun…….

  43. Denys A says:

    David! "Equally as"?! (10:15) If you weren't such a stickler about language (yes, I watched your video about your accent), I wouldn't call you out on it. Nice video, though. We've been to Guadalajara and enjoyed all of that fabulous architecture (personally, I am a big fan of Mexican sculpture). Like you, we just hoofed it around downtown. Did you try any public transportation?

  44. DANIEL mota says:

    Get a cowboy hat and get to stomping hahah

  45. Reiki on the Run says:

    We went to Lucha Libre! So fun! And the zoo was a REALLY great one! I've had no bad food.

  46. Tequila D'killa says:

    Hi! I was in Islington for 3 months …
    I'm glad you're back in Mexico making videos.
    If you're into cathedrals, and like to read, I'd recommend The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

  47. Eliza t says:

    Guadalajara more beautiful then what I thought😀gracias David.

  48. luis amador says:

    Thank you David, love your videos, keep them on!!

  49. timtwoface says:

    8:17 – You mean…Batmanuel!

  50. Nelson X says:

    Why do most English speaking people REFUSE to roll their tongues? They (we) know damn well that in Mexico, the letter 'r' is pronounced as the English letter 'd' but with a tongue roll…

    It's pronounced 'Gwah-dah-la-hardd-ah NOT Gwah-dah-la-harr-ah. dd=quick tongue roll, like a car's engine

    De-si-ee-uu-nardd- NOT des-si-ee-uu-nar (desayunar). Guu-stardd– NOT Guu-starr (gustar).

    Get it together English speakers. P.S. I HATE to hear most Americans to speak English; it makes me cringe.

  51. Marcos Vite says:

    friend returns to mexico whenever you want you will be welcome in mexico there is much to discover its magic towns that more than 100 and its rich culture thank you

  52. mottamotta Mota says:

    I have a great love for Guadalajara, I studied university there even though I am from Zacatecas and now living in Mexico City. lol

  53. Ricky Amez says:

    Guadalajara is one of the nicests large metropolis I have ever been to. It has it all, without being overwhelming like Mexico City. However, pay some respect to it as well. It's a very large 7 million-people urban agglomeration.

  54. Carolina Gmr says:

    Yo soy de México

  55. Jesús Gómez says:

    The metropolitan cathedral has a fusion of several styles, because in its long life has suffered severe damage and with them some remodeling, originally was Baroque style, but with time had neo-Gothic additions among others, making it very unique.

  56. Andrea Torres says:

    I live in Guadalajara wuuuuui

  57. Christopher Rounick says:

    " It's the Medellin of Mexico " Totally Understand will opt for CDMX instead. Thanks

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