The entrance Arch, known as “Arco de Zapopan”, is a historic monument built with gray quarry in memory of the founders of the city. Its features a colonial style architecture and measures more than 20 meters in height. It features also diverse sculptures, vases, an eagle, reliefs and different symbols and images which portray the history and traditions of Zapopan. It was designed by the architect Guillermo González Ibarra and his wife, the sculptor María del Carmen Rábago.
The arch was first conceived as the entrance to the city through the “Paseo Teopitzintli” a paved road with several green areas that leads to the Plaza de las Americas Juan Pablo II square, (after passing by the Public Square).
It is a place with a lot of history, surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafes and bars in which you may enjoy the city’s nightlife