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Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour

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Tlaquepaque en el dia de los Muertos

We went on the day of the dead and visited Chai restaurant for breakfast. We had to wait about 30... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
l r
Seattle, Washington
Mexican Gem!

Tlaquepaque and Tonalá are full of culture and color and they represent what the Mexican culture is... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the day of the dead and visited Chai restaurant for breakfast. We had to wait about 30 min but well worth it. Lots to do and shopping is awesome.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank l r
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Tlaquepaque and Tonalá are full of culture and color and they represent what the Mexican culture is about. Tlaquepaque is a very beautiful city, you can walk around its streets and just soak up the beauty all around you. Tonalá is a bit different than...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dreamer8313
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We came to Tlaqupaque Sept 22 and loved the ambiance. There was vendors, musicians, Mariachis etc. The streets are clean and tourist police to make sure you are safe. Was told by taxi cab driver safer and better the Mariachis here than in San Juan...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank RamonSalcido
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Go at dusk and stay after dark - if you want to enjoy the outstanding illumination in the central square and adjoining cathedral. LOVED the dancers! Most shops were closed (arrived about 7 PM and stayed until 10 pm). Had dinner...Photographers NIRVANA!!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bill D
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Tonala, the hometown of a great friend, and Tlaquepaque, the hometown of my wife, are great places to visit for shopping. All the artisanias of Mexico can be found in these to locales. The tianges (swap meets) of Tonala are especially fun.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Most shops sell handicrafts of the highest grade that may well grace a museum. Prices are therefore high but if you want a masterpiece, this is a place to shop. You need a ca, about 20.25 minutes from the centre, depending on teh traffic.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Do not go to Guadalajara and miss this. You really do not need to pay for a tour to enjoy these places. Get the Uber app on your phone and get there for very little money. Try to visit Tonala on a Thursday when the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ConsueloG361
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We took the Tapatio tour bus to Tlaquepaque on a Sunday afternoon and were not disappointed. Most everything was open. The quality of the products was excellent and reasonably priced. We happened upon the Sergio Bustamante gallery and, boy, is that a gem! The garden...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AixTex
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Both towns are worth a visit but are very different. Tonala has a market that sells locally made crafts of all kinds. Tlaquepaque is more high end and boasts the largest bar in Mexico - complete with mariachi bands. We spent two half days in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Frankie J
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Another must go if you visit Guadalajara. Loved the comibination between artcraft, fabrics and gastronomy. Delicious food and drinks. Many art galleries.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ana R
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19 January 2018|
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Response from Misohungry117 | Reviewed this property |
We took an Uber on a Sunday afternoon and it was very inexpensive. No tour needed, it’s just a big market place. I’d clear several hours for exploring.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Ali A | Reviewed this property |
I am not familiar with the table lamp you mentioned, but they do have furniture, paintings and many other things.
19 January 2017|
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Response from ChicagoWG1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, don't let the day of the week hold you back. There is plenty of shopping with or without additional vendors. These two offer the best shopping for one of kind items in all of Mexico. Pricing is also a lot lower with... More