The city was inhabited by the Mayans, as well as other native tribes, from about 1160, and was later inhabited by the Aztecs, who built a large number of small shrines here. Nuno de Guzman captured the area from the Aztecs in 1530, though a Spanish settlement did not begin until 1541.
Today, Zapopan is known for its basilica, its statue The Virgin of Zapopan which is believed to have worked many miracles, as an occasional pilgrimage site, and for having one of the most illustrious concert halls in Mexico, as well as a notable sports stadium.
People Born in Zapopan
Zapopan in People's Lives
Javier Hernandez: I played a futball game here in 2010.
Lety Sahagun: I attended a rigidly strict, conservative Opus Dei religious high school here from 2005 - 2008. I was one of the best students in the school.