back to: Guadalajara (and vicinity) Jalisco Mexico
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Location: Tlaquepaque, Tlaquepaque, Mexico | Tlaquepaque, Mexico
Category: Day Trips & Excursio
Exploration of Guadalajara's striking colonial architecture
Bustling, pedestrians-only central square of Plaza Tapatia
Sights include Teatro Degollado & the Guadalajara Cathedral
Visit to the traditional artisans' village of Tlaquepaque
Free time to shop for local crafts, jewelry, art & ceramics
Guided tour of Guadalajara and Tlaquapeque
Commentary in English and Spanish
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Guadalajara hotel
Explore the impressive colonial architecture and fascinating past of Guadalajara—the birthplace of both tequila and mariachi—then visit the lively artisan village of Tlaquepaque to admire and shop for locally crafted leather goods, pottery, and other traditional wares.
After being picked up from your hotel, begin in Guadalajara's historic center with a visit to the architectural relics of the colonial era. Stand before the iconic towers and domed façade of the Cathedral, and step into the main staircase of the Baroque Government Palace for a look at a mural by Jose Clemente Orozco.
At the Rotondo de los Jalliscienses Illustres, admire the circular, colonnaded monument to notable individuals from Jalisco, and note the statue of Miguel Hidalgo—the Jesuit priest is considered the “Father of Mexico”—in the sprawling Plaza de la Liberacion.
Listen as your guide recounts tales from Guadalajara's rich history as you head toward the pedestrians-only square and elegant arcades of Plaza Tapatia. After a visit to the neoclassical edifice of the Teatro Degollado, hop on the bus and head to the village-like suburb of Tlaquepaque.
Particularly known for its ceramics, Tlaquepaque is a folk-art lover's dream. Peruse the high-quality jewelry, clothing, and furniture at the market stands, and enjoy some free time to shop or try local culinary specialties—the region is known for its spicy pork tortas ahogadas and pozole soup—before the return trip to your hotel.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
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Children 4 and younger are complimentary
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