If you have three days to dedicate to Guadalajara, you can see the best of the city center and explore surrounding natural landscapes. Explore the Old Town, spend time tasting tequila in the countryside, and get off-the-beaten path in Zacoalco. Here’s how to make the most of a 3-day visit.
Guadalajara Wax Museum (Museo de Cera de Guadalajara)
C. Morelos 217, Zona Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 44100
Explore Guadalajara Wax Museum in conjunction with a hop-on hop-off city tour, most of which depart from the historic center and stop closeby. Explore 12 exhibits home to recognizable faces belonging to Batman, Lady Gaga, the cast of Sesame Street and famous Mexicans such as Chicharito. Combine a visit to the Guadalajara Wax Museum with a stop at the neighboring Ripley’s Believe it or Not!; combo packages are available to purchase on the day.
Things to Know Before You Go
Guadalajara Wax Museum is ideal for families with young children.
Most travelers find that around one hour is enough time to explore the 12 themed rooms in the museum.
Combine a visit to the Guadalajara Wax Museum with a stop at the neighboring Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
Signage is predominantly in Spanish.
Guadalajara Wax Museum is a cash only establishment.
How to Get There
For travelers staying in the downtown Guadalajara, the Wax Museum is easily accessible on foot. Public transport connections are also good with the closest metro station, Juárez, only 15-minutes’ walk from Guadalajara Wax Museum. Streetside parking is limited in the historic center.
When to Get There
Guadalajara Wax Museum is open daily from 11am-8pm, making it a convenient rainy-day destination. Tickets can only be bought on the door, so arrive early to beat long lines; keep in mind that Guadalajara Wax Museum is busiest during the school holidays.
Things to Do in Downtown
A combined visit to Guadalajara Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe it or Not! should only take a couple of hours so make the most of your time in the historic center of Guadalajara by stopping off at the Guadalajara Cathedral, Teatro Degollado, and Instituto Cultural Cabañas. Some private tour options let you explore at your own pace and include stops in nearby Tlaquepaque.
- Mariachi Plaza (Plaza de los Mariachis)
- Tequila Sightseeing Trains
- Governor's Palace (Palacio de Gobierno)
- Guadalajara Cathedral
- Hospicio Cabañas
- Degollado Theater (Teatro Degollado)
- Guadalajara Historic Center (Centro Histórico)
- Plaza de Armas
- Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres
- Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento
- University of Guadalajara Museum of the Arts (MUSA)
- Pantaleón Panduro Museum (Museo Pantaleón Panduro)
- Selva Mágica
- Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Zapopan)