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Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour

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Artist haven

Tlaquepaque is one of my favorite places and has art worth a visit. A lovely small town just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
travelturvey
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Portland
Great way to view the city

We loved the Hop on and Hop off bus as we were able to see the city and learn the history. Ear... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan W
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Penticton
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All reviews el parian handmade items blown glass great shopping arts and crafts red bus quaint little town restaurants in the area the main drag typical mexican food el patio buy souvenirs double decker nice architecture street performers guadalajara area few hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tlaquepaque is one of my favorite places and has art worth a visit. A lovely small town just outside of Guadelajara.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank travelturvey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Hop on and Hop off bus as we were able to see the city and learn the history. Ear phones were provided in English and the trip was very inexpensive.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jan W
Reviewed 11 January 2019

At first I wasn't sure about this market, but it turns out that all my purchases from here were far better superior and better priced compared to what I have found in CDMX, Tulum. It's a gorgeous little pueblo to walk around (highly instagrammable) even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Ellemorena
Reviewed 13 November 2018

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
3  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
1  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 Cartagena2019
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
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thethicketts
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.
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auntysam4
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.
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colbloc
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
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