Minerva (La), Guadalajara

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Representing the Roman goddess of the same name, Minerva (La) acts as a symbol of the city. The towering statue holds a long spear pointing upward and a shield as she stands on a pedestal in a fountain. The attraction serves as a meeting place for locals, but residents are proud to show off the statue to tourists, too. A roundabout surrounds the statue, so if you intend to drive to visit, be careful to watch the road. You can also take public transportation to the site and snaps photos from across the road, or go at night to see the statue lit up in varying colors. Arrange to visit Minerva (La) and other attractions in Guadalajara using our Guadalajara vacation planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The location is historic for being a place of celebration of the Brazilians in the 1970 World Cup and tell a bit of the tradition of the jalisciense people and the formation of Guadalajara. In the source there is the name of 18 tapatíos who contributed to form Guadalajara. Currently, the point is still used to perform political events or sports celebrations.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Impressive statue in the middle of a roundabout, go unnoticed despite its size because it is engaged in the Guide! So stop and observe it well, worth it!
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  • July 30, 2017
    It is one of the characteristic of Guadalajara, the truth I loved, is impressive and is beautiful! You can leave your eyes without the opportunity to admire it.
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  • January 29, 2017
    You won't be blown away but it will suffice for those late night cravings. Pastor and 'al vapor' are the way to go.
  • June 16, 2017
    Always open, always tasty.
  • June 20, 2017
    Soon buenoss
  • July 10, 2016
    I do not recommend this place, the tacos are not that good and the place is really expensive.
  • August 26, 2016
    expensive and not so delicious

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If you want proximity to historical attractions and convenient access to public transport, you'll be able to find something to suit any budget downtown, with the central thoroughfare of Avenida Juarez offering perhaps the widest range of options. Slightly southwest of the center, the neighborhood of Ciudad del Sol also offers a good selection of budget-friendly options, while in the southeast, Tlaquepaque--formerly a city in its own right--features some fancier hotels in a more relaxed setting.
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