Tlaquepaque is touristy but pleasant. Many shops and galleries are housed in Colonial mansions, and the pretty town plaza is worth a stroll. If shopping gets old, check out El Parian, an enclosed plaza ringed in bars and eateries where you can order local specialties like birria, a spicy beef or goat stew. El Parian is also a good place to hear mariachis, especially on Sundays when the locals flock and sing along.
Two local museums, the Museo Pantaleon Panduro and the Museo Regional de la Ceramica, have excellent displays of artesania, or folk art. Both museums are housed in old buildings that are worth a wander. Entry is free of charge.
Bargain hunters will want to visit the less picturesque Tonalá, a town 8 km southeast, where the bulk of Tlaquepaque’s wares are made.
Tours & Tickets
Visit two lovely colonial villages, Tlaquepaque and Tonala, on a half-day sightseeing tour from nearby Guadalajara. In these charming artisan towns best known ... Read more
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)