Tlaquepaque, Tonala and Guadalajara Two Day Tour: The first day we begin the tour at Tlaquepaque where we can find beautiful Mexican crafts inside shops that use to be great colonial mansions, we can also appreciate how the artisans at work.
Then we´ll travel to Tonala a little village where you can also find a huge variety of ceramics, pottery, wood figurines, wrought iron, furniture and more. The second day your guide will pick you up by minivan at your hotel and take you to Guadalajara’s historical downtown to begin your city sightseeing tour. Stop at the Plaza de Armas, home to the Guadalajara’s twin-towered cathedral. One of the city’s most magnificent landmarks, the cathedral boasts a richly decorated interior with gold-leaf pillars, Gothic vaults and a stained-glass window of the Last Supper.
Head to nearby Liberation Square, which takes up two whole city blocks filled with beautiful colonial buildings. At the Instituto Cultural de Cabanas, where drama, dance and music is performed, you’ll see another example of Guadalajara's stunning architecture, including a popular museum that houses modernist murals. Admire the neoclassical design of the Degollado Theater before continuing to the Plaza de la Rotonda, located on the north side of the cathedral. Here, your guide will tell your group about the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Illustres (Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco), a circular monument of 20 bronze sculptures honoring Jalisco's best-known architects, writer, composers and scientists.
Afterward, walk with your guide through Mercado Libertad, also known as Mercado San Juan de Dios, one of Mexico’s biggest traditional markets. You’ll see local vendors selling everything from produce, traditional candies and flowers to rugs, clothing and leather goods at more than 2,600 stalls.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotels in the area of Guadajalara downtown.
Duration: Two days, 5 hours per day.
Start/opening time: At 9am. Pick-up at 8am
End/closing time: At 2pm.
Opening/ Start time: Daily.