What I Saw: Guadalajara and Everything In-Between

After wrapping up the residency, I decided to spend time exploring the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Guadalajara and the nearby colorful and picturesque town of Tlaquepaque (pronounced (Tla-Keh-Pa-Keh). 

Not to be confused with the replica town of Tlaquepaque in Sedona, Arizona, Tlaquepaque is only a twenty-minute cab ride from nearby Guadalajara and a must-see destination for anyone interested in Mexican ceramics. With its streets lined with orange trees and colonial-style architecture, plazas and lush gardens, Tlaquepaque is a shopper’s paradise.

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I took a few moments to visit El Museo Regional de la Ceramica (Regional Ceramics Museum) and learned about the different types and styles of ceramics Tlaquepaque is known for.  

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While in Guadalajara, a fellow filmmaker and I walked around admiring the Spanish colonial architecture of the city and soaking in all the hustle and bustle its markets and streets.

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El Parque Rojo (The Red Park) also known as El Parque Revolución.

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Ex-Convento del Carmen—a 17th century church converted into an art gallery and performing arts center.

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El Templo Expiatory del Santísimo Sacramento (Expiatory Temple of the Blessed Sacrament), 1897.

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Guadalaja’s Mercado San Juan de Dios.

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And finally, some of Guadalajara’s excellent street art and graffiti.

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Check out more photos and stories from Guadalajara on my @EvolvingCritic Instagram account.

One response to “What I Saw: Guadalajara and Everything In-Between

  1. This was amazing as all your posts are. Keep them coming!

    On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 6:04 PM, The Evolving Critic wrote:

    > Anulfo Baez posted: “After wrapping up the residency, I decided to spend > time exploring the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Guadalajara and the > nearby colorful and picturesque town of Tlaquepaque (pronounced > (Tla-Keh-Pa-Keh). Not to be confused with the replica town of Tla” >

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