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A CHARMING PLACE WITH A RENOWNED ARTISAN TRADITION

Its history dates back to the pre-Hispanic era when it was inhabited by Tonalteca indigenous people and later by the Tecos who were present when the Spanish arrived. In 1548, it was named San Pedro, a name that remained until the 19th century.

In 1917, Governor Manuel Aguirre Berlanga decreed that the municipality be called Tlaquepaque. In 2010, a popular consultation took place, and 62.4% of those who expressed their opinion requested the restoration of the name San Pedro Tlaquepaque. It was in 2011 when this request was officially granted.

Its name means "place on muddy or clay hills" or "men who make clay utensils." It is undoubtedly one of the places with the richest pottery tradition in the country. The town gained fame in the 19th century when three ranches and several villages were officially united, and the self-taught artist Pantaleón Panduro elevated utilitarian crafts to artistic levels with beautiful sculptures and portraits. It is said that then-president Porfirio Díaz was greatly impressed by a portrait of himself made by Panduro.

Over the years, Tlaquepaque's artistic and artisan production has evolved to encompass all forms of visual arts, from traditional pottery to textiles, blown glass, sculptures, furniture, paintings, and architectural designs. Today, it is internationally recognized as Mexico's largest artisan center and showcases works by renowned artists such as Guillermo Pajar "Pajarito," Salvador Ruiz Velasco, Narciso Hernández, and of course, Sergio Bustamante, among others.

Tlaquepaque is a suburb of Guadalajara but has managed to preserve the typical, colorful, and joyful ambiance of a small town.

It is internationally known for its artistic quality in the production of ceramic pieces, pottery, blown glass, woodwork, and wrought iron. With over three hundred picturesque shops, it is a true delight for those seeking unique products at good prices.

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In Tlaquepaque, you can walk through its neighborhoods: San Juan, Santa María, Santo Santiago, and San Francisco, all of which have family workshops producing crafts. However, the main street is the pedestrian street Independencia, where you can leisurely stroll and explore everything the town has to offer: galleries, restaurants, boutique hotels, museums, and above all, a unique atmosphere.

This beautiful corner has many pleasant spots, with its squares, old mansions reflecting the town's history, pedestrian streets, parishes, and over 300 picturesque shops that delight art and craft enthusiasts looking for good prices.

You can also enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants located on the sidewalks, including the traditional Parián.

The El Refugio Cultural Center offers theatrical night tours on Wednesdays and Fridays, narrating the town's legends. teatralizado en donde se relatan las leyendas del lugar.

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN TLAQUEPAQUE

Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Solitude

Visit the Regional Museum of Ceramics in Tlaquepaque

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