Where is Tlaquepaque & Why Should You Care?

October 16, 2013

Let’s take an unusual video tour of Tlaquepaque  filmed from a moving bicycle.
Tlaquepaque is a small city  at the Southern edge of Guadalajara . The city had a 2005 census population of 542,051.
It’s a great day away trip from Lake Chapala.
The name Tlaquepaque derives from the native Indian Nahuati language and means “place above clay land”. The area is famous for its beautiful pottery and blown glass.
Tlaquepaque features El Parián, a large plaza flanked by columned arcades and surrounded by restaurants and bars. The main square in the city centre is known as El Jardín Hidalgo (“Hidalgo Garden”), named after Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the “Father of Mexican Independence.”
A larger-than-life statue of Hidalgo dominates the square.
Other main features include the two important churches, El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Solitude) and San Pedro (St. Peter, and the Benito Juárez market.
See how many of these points of interest you can recognize in this interesting video. Ok, Here’s the video.
Tu amigo, Sid

  • Evalina

    Terrific video tour of Tlaquepaque filmed from a moving bicycle. Muchas gracias, mi amigo.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Gracias Evalina, Tu amigo, Sid

  • Bonnie G

    Hi Sid. I have been reading your articles for some time and they are interesting and informative. The one request that I would make is that when you have an article like this, about an interesting day trip from Chapala, you also include some details about the best way to get there, (for instance, can we get there by bus?), the best days to visit, and perhaps even a recommendation of restaurants for lunch or dinner. Newcomers need and appreciate these additional details. Maybe you could include a sidebar with this information. Thanks!

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