Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

DOTD – 023 – Guadalajara, Mexico

The YouTube comments said this took place in San Pedro Tlaquepaque, which is adjacent to Guadalajara.

Ironically, Guadalajara, Mexico is named after a city in Spain whose name comes from an Arab word which means Valley of Stones.

Guadalajara


Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America in terms of population, urban area and Gross Domestic Product. The city is named after the Spanish city of Guadalajara, with the name originating from the Arabic word wādi l-ḥijāra (واد الحجارة or وادي الحجارة) the literal translation of the Iberian name Arriaca, meaning “Valley of stones”.