The Institute is located at Parque Agua Azul, one of Guadalajara's most traditional sites. The aim of the Institute is to ... More
Instituto de la Artesanía Jalisciense
The Institute is located at Parque Agua Azul, one of Guadalajara's most traditional sites. The aim of the Institute is to protect, preserve, exhibit and promote the state's handicraft traditions as a kind of co-operative retailer for the state's artisans. On sale is everything from ceramics, blown glass and textiles, wrought iron to papier mache, silver pieces, traditional indigenous Huichol art and other crafts all from throughout the municipalities of Jalisco including Tlaquepaque, Sayula, Colotlán, Ciudad Guzmán, Tonalá and Talpa.
I avoided going to this place for years, expecting it to be a tourist trap with high prices and ordinary items. I finally went a couple years ago and was amazed. There was a lot of interesting and uncommon Mexican folk art available and the prices were very reasonable. I plan to return next time I need to buy some gifts in Guadalajara.
This neoclassical building, declared part of the world's heritage, was built at the end of the 18th century and inaugurated
in 1810. Until 1980 it was the Casa de la Misericordia (House of Mercy) for orphans. The main hall, ...
The Centro de Artesanía de la Comunidad Valenciana houses a permanent exhibition of traditional local crafts, including the famous Valencian
ceramics. You can buy some of the goods on display along with their quality guaranteed certificates. There's also a ...
San Vicente, along with Laredo , Santoña and Castro Urdiales , are part of the group of coastal towns in
Cantabria that are worth visiting. It presents the traveler with one of the most beautiful images of all the ...