Guadalajara: Carriages

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A horse-drawn carriage wends its way through Guadalajara’s historic centro

 
 
 

Behind La Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres, the Monument to Jalisco’s Illustrious Persons, you’ll find about a half-dozen colorful horse-drawn carriages.
 
Tourists are drawn to them, of course, but so are local families. For a reasonable fee (an hour-and-thirty-minute ride for 490 pesos), you can view the area around the cathedral in stylish comfort.
 
Some people say that a carriage ride is especially enchanting at night, when the historic buildings are lit with floodlights.
 
The steady clip-clop of the horse’s hooves has a mesmerizing effect on the most jaded of travelers, and it’s not hard to imagine yourself back in colonial times, when only the wealthy could afford to ride in such a conveyance.
 
 

cascading blossoms—
how many journeys ended
where this one begins

 

Text and photo © 2016 by Mark M. Redfearn, all rights reserved

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