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Calle Independencia

Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #36 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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Olympia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
86 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was actually very nice, but nice is nice. Once can see lots of nice. Take a look if you are close by, or stop in any neighborhood that looks nice to you. Do not make a special trip and one need not spend more than an hour or two there.

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Champery, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Independencia is a lovely day out as it has always been, but like many art centres, it is going through a transition period at the moment. When I was last there, about 7 years ago, there were many more artisan shops with a wider creative palate than there are today. Now, there are many shops which are selling similar things,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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255 reviews 255 reviews
65 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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65 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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