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 a well curated selection in the shops. I always stay at Casa de las Flores and they have an AMAZING collection of ceramics. I was told they are opening a shop and I would reccomendthat you go there. They will be more expensive, but the quality is amazing and they do the work of finding the best pieces for you. They have a shop for guests and I always buy something because he has the best stuff, he is true collector. ( just like Zocalo in Patzcuro, but he is closed now :()
The street is a nice reprieve from the streets of Guadalajara. Very pleasant to stroll down. Other than Sergio Bustamonte's shop on Independencia, I like the shops a few streets over.And there is an ice cream shop with the best ice cream in Mexico off the beaten path. I forget the name, but there are always long lines, so you will know it when you see it. Get the nutella ice cream!
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