Museo Regional de la Cerámica
Calle Independencia 237, Centro, 45500 San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jal., Mexico
Museo Regional de la CerámicaLocated on the pedestrian-only Calle Independencia in Tlaquepaque, the Museo Regional de la Cerámica (Regional Ceramics Museum) features several galleries filled with works by local craftsmen. Tlaquepaque—and the state of Jalisco in general—has a long tradition of ceramics and this museum offers a chance to admire the region’s gorgeous tiles, fantastic creatures, and other ceramic pieces. Housed in a 19th-century hacienda, it also makes you feel as if you’ve stepped away from the bustle of the city momentarily. Admission is free and there’s often an exhibit by a local artist along with selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Additionally, local vendors—often potters from nearby villages—sometimes sell their work in the courtyard. Make time to also visit the gift shop, where the prices are relatively reasonable.