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Parque Mirador Independencia

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Address: Calzada Independencia, Guadalajara, Mexico

Spectacular views of the Barranca de Oblatos canyon can be seen from this...

Spectacular views of the Barranca de Oblatos canyon can be seen from this dramatically located park.

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Great views

It's nicer during/after the rain season because it's much greener then, I have been there in September and in December. The view is great, sadly there is no way to hike or go... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
Amelie M
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It's nicer during/after the rain season because it's much greener then, I have been there in September and in December. The view is great, sadly there is no way to hike or go somewhere, it's just the platform. If you have some hours left and want to relax, from the mercado San Juan de dios it's pretty easy to reach.

Thank Amelie M
Ajijic, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I live fairly close to here and love to take visiting family and friends. This is a unique geologic site as well, about 20,000 years ago Lake Chapala, which is Mexico´s largest lake and about an hour from Guadlajara, was about the size of Lake Superior and Lake Chapala was over 800 feet deep. There was a lava dam that... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

The view was amazing! The area itself needs some fixing up however. Little stand around the area with food are not recommended unless you're ready to caught a bug. Seems more like a area left abandoned than a tourist area. Doesn't cost except if you need parking.

Thank powpugs
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Just take the Macrobus, 7 pesos, to the end of the line (2 stops past the excellent zoo), impossible to get lost! Free entry, take your own picnic or eat at the restaurant perched on the edge. Beautiful, relaxing place to sit and breathe and admire the canyon views. It was not dirty, there was not lots of rubbish, and... More 

Thank Veronica014
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Incredible views, silence, tranquility, birds, really worth to visit even if its not in the center. Take metrobus express from the center and in 20-25 min you are there. There is a restaurant with good view but i didn't risk to eat there, seemed a bit dirty.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

nice place to walk, have a drink maybe laydown for a couple minutes, admire the green hills, not good if you have troubles walking or going up/down stairs, there are a lot of staires

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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Also known as La Barranca de Huentitan. Great way to spend the day. Great view, alot of steps to walk, Restaurant on the premises or bring your lunch and sit on the grass. We caught the tram located in front of San Juan de Dios and rode it to the end of the line. The tram was only $7 pesos... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Mirador is located at the end of Independencia, just at the edge of Guadalajara. The views at this park are amazing, they really give you the sense that you are at the end of the city, right before diving into the wilderness. The ravine is a beautiful site, just try not to focus too much on the trash that... More 

Thank absquenomina
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

It was a slightly warm day, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the view. There was an area at the very bottom left of the steps where the fence had a hole in it. We went through the hole and did some extreme hiking. LOTS of caterpillars!

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Parque Mirador is one of my favorite places in Guadalajara. The views of the canyon are spectacular here. The park has numerous benches and shaded areas. I often come here with a book. There is a small restaurant where I enjoy sipping a cerveza while gazing out at the canyon. There is a short walkway if you want to venture... More 

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