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Calle Independencia

Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #35 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping
Description: A popular shopping strip in Tlaquepaque, a tiny suburb on the outskirts of Guadalajara.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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209 reviews 209 reviews
51 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Another year goes by and once again, it was time for a Mexico visit. While I still stand by my comments of a year ago, the commercial landscape continues to change but the number of changes are fewer this year. The locals continue to come out in droves in the evenings and on weekends to enjoy the area. More positive... More

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Lillooet, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We really enjoyed our day in the shopping district of Tlaquepaque. The stores were interesting to look at, some very stunning art galleries \ furniture stores to walk though, and the street itself is great for people watching while sitting in one of the many restaurants. That said, it didn't feel like an artisan's shopping area, more a high priced... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have been noticing gradual changes for a number of years but really noticed a character change this past February. The number of good shops and galleries have been reduced greatly and replaced by more restaurants, coffee shops and other establishments which might appeal to the casual daily visitor. Many of the spaces are owned by families or investors that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This is a great place to visit, but the shopping is not the best. The stores are very astheticslly appealing, but the wares leave a lot to be desired. If you are buying big pieces of art, textiles, or furniture for a house then it is a good place. Tlaquepaque is a town of ceramic artisans, but there is not... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

It is the hart and soul of Tlaquepaque, a nice walk and do go inside different shops...

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Halethorpe, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

to spot the truly unique works of art that wait for you at the end. You'll know what I mean when you get there - large, touchable and mind-blowing!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

Once we got the suburb correct which took us awhile because the taxi did not recognize Calle Independencia nor the hotel staff, because it's not known by the street, apparently there are several streets named this in all suburbs. This is Plaza Parian in Tlaquepaque. The city name needs to be changed to Tlaquepaque. Amazing !!!! All reviews are correct!... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

A gorgeous pedestrian street that has everything: small traditional shops, beautiful upscale shops that sell jewellery, antiques and fabulous household items, a nice pottery museums, cafes and restaurants, and ends up in the center of town. The beauty of Tlaquepaque is that it is no Disneyland ... people live and work in this beautiful town. Favourite stops are: Adobe (a... More

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Chapala, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

This pedestrian street is a visual delight, and it's packed with restaurants, shops, and galleries, ranging from colorful souvenir stands to the high-end gallery of artist/sculptor Sergio Bustamante. Stop in to see the Ceramic Museum (free). When guests come to visit us in Mexico, they always enjoy a stroll along Calle Independencia.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Nice and quiet stroll on this pedestrian street. Many art boutiques. Just for this a good reason to get out of the center of Guadalajara. Bus 275 or 647 from GDL Centro is only 15-20 minutes.

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