Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque guided tour
City tours

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque guided tour

Availability: Daily except Mondays
Duration: up to 6 hours
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Admire the magnificent architecture of Guadalajara
  • Discover the beautiful handicrafts of Tlaquepaque
  • Visit the markets, workshops, and factories and listen to the local mariachi bands
  • Admire local artisans at work as you visit arts and craft factories
What to expect

View the magnificent architecture of Guadalajara and the beautiful handicrafts of Tlaquepaque! During your 6-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll stop at important landmarks in Guadalajara's historical downtown, full of colonial buildings like the main Cathedral and Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater). Walkthrough the enormous Mercado Libertad (Liberty Market) before continuing by air-conditioned minivan to nearby Tlaquepaque, where you'll have time to stroll the cobblestone streets and craft market.

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 Cabañas, 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 you about the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres (Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco), a circular monument of 20 bronze sculptures honoring Jalisco's best-known architects, writers, 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.

Then, drive to Tlaquepaque, a small colonial village just 4 miles (7 km) southeast of downtown Guadalajara. Enjoy free time strolling the narrow cobblestone streets where you can admire the beautiful architecture or purchase a traditional meal and delicious drink for lunch. You'll have a chance to walk around one of Tlaquepaque's arts and crafts markets, where you can find Mexican wood carvings, ceramics, pottery, and leather items before your guide returns you to your hotel in Guadalajara.

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What's included
  • Local English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Guadalajara
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
Reduced price
  • Children 3-11 years old
  • Free for infants 0-2 years old
Where
Meeting point:

You will be picked up from your hotel in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara

What to remember
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people per booking
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When

Daily except Mondays at 9.00am

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Provider
Amigo Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 8 hours before the activity begins.

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