Tlaquepaque Visitor's Guide
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Points of Interest
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Tlaquepaque has been an important ceramic-producing center for centuries, and some of its finest examples are on display in its two museums.

  Housed in an old mansion on Independencia (#237), the Regional Ceramics Museum (El Museo Regional de la Cerámica) features a large and diverse collection of pottery, both old and recent, from Tlaquepaque and west-central Mexico in general.

Ceramic Mano and MatateThe Museo Premio Nacional de la Cerámica Panteleón Panduro (Prisciliano Sánchez #191) has an even wider array of ceramic art, with prize-winning examples from all over Mexico. From the tiniest miniatures to mammoth urns, the scope of the collection is remarkable.

Admission to both ceramic museums is free, and both are open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday, and Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Both are closed on Mondays.
Other points of interest are...

  Casa de los Artesanos, Morelos #288, Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 7 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 2 PM. Twelve rooms display the work of members of an artisan’s guild. Besides ceramics, you will find furniture, basketry, papier-mâché, and paintings. The work can be purchased, and members’ addresses and phone numbers are available so you can contact them directly.

The historic Centro Cultural El Refugio, Donato Guerra #164, daily from 9 AM to 8 PM, now houses artistic and educational events, theater, and other cultural and social activities, including Expo EnArt.

Parroquia de San PedroCasa Histórica, Independencia #208, is an impressive structure from the outside; and sometimes one can tour the grounds to see the remarkable size and grandeur of Tlaquepaque’s manor houses as they once were.

Tlaquepaque Centro boasts two fine churches. The construction of Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad on the west side of Jardín Hidalgo began in 1742 and was completed in 1812. On the north side of Jardín Hidalgo stands the popular Parroquia de San Pedro. Dating from about 1700, the interior of this parish church has recently been restored.