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The Best Markets and Shops in Guadalajara

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Guadalajara is a savvy shopper’s paradise. The main handicraft centers of Tlaquepaque and Tonalá feature pottery, hand-blown glassware, jewelry, and more, while open-air markets, workshops, and government-run craft stores offer authentic souvenirs like textiles, masks, and ceramics. Just be sure to pack an extra suitcase.
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Calz. Jesús González Gallo 20, El Rosario, 44898 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
No worries about the provenance of souvenirs bought here: the government-owned and operated Instituto de la Artesania Jalisciense certifies that all of the handcrafts and work on sale in this shop were made by artists who call the state of Jalisco...
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San Juan de Dios, Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Latin America’s largest jewelry market, this four-level spot in the heart of Guadalajara features more than 700 jewelry stores, labs, and repair shops. Precious and semiprecious stones sparkle alongside gold, silver, costume jewelry, and...
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Av. Javier Mina S/N, San Juan de Dios, 44380 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
In operation since 1958, Mercado San Juan de Dios (also known as Mercado Libertad) is one of Mexico’s largest markets, with three floors and nearly 3,000 stands and stalls. Vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to...
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Calle Independencia 237, Centro, 45500 San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jal., Mexico
Visiting Tlaquepaque is all about arts and crafts. Don't miss stepping into the Museo Regional de la Cerámica (Regional Ceramic Museum). It was founded in the 50s to preserve and promote indigenous ceramics from Jalisco, specifically the areas of...
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44600, Av. México 2074(1700, Santa Teresita, 44600 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Step back in time at Guadalajara’s Antique Market, where velvet-covered armchairs, crystal chandeliers, and finely detailed bronze statues inspire visions of elegant Mexican haciendas. The Sunday market—open from 9am to...
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About 20 minutes from the center of Guadalajara is the tiny town of Tlaquepaque, whose name translates to “hills of clay.” Fittingly, it’s known for its beautiful pottery and other handicrafts. Wander around Independencia, a...
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Av. Tonaltecas, Tonalá Centro, 45400 Tonalá, Jal., Mexico
Between Thursday and Sunday each week, the streets around Avenida Tonaltecas in the Tonalá district become a lively market. You can shop for ceramics, wooden carvings, painted masks, candles and all kinds of crafts. Cheap and cheerful is...