Tianguis Archive

6 Online Resources for Planning Something Fun in Guadalajara, Mexico

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hot air balloonsWhile we here at discoverGDL try to pass on interesting events to you, our readers, from time to time, we are really trying to do much more than that and cannot always stay on top of the latest happenings. With that in mind, and with another weekend approaching fast, we present to you 6 resources you can check yourself to ensure that you stay on top of the latest and greatest events scheduled out there and enjoy yourself as much as possible in beautiful Guadalajara.

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Tianguis Tales: Tianguis del Círculo de Producción at Ecotienda in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Ecotianguis del Círculo de Producción

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We have thus far written about a few of your organic, all natural, locally sourced store shopping options here in Guadalajara, otherwise known as ecotiendas. In addition, we’ve previously mentioned an ecotianguis or ecomarket that more or less takes place every Sunday at Plaza las Ramblas. In those veins, we’d like to continue assisting the growth in popularity of these stores and markets here in the city by mentioning yet another ecotianguis that takes place outside the Ecotienda, located on Calle Morelos due west of Avenida de las Americas, known as the Tianguis del Círculo de Producción.

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Tianguis Tales: Antiques in Avenida México, Guadalajara, Mexico

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windlight-242186_1920If you have an eye and a soft-spot for antiques and collectibles, you might be interested in stopping by the tianguis that takes place weekly in Avenida México on Sundays from roughly 8am-4pm. Starting in the Monumento Plaza de la Republica where the statue is (kitty-corner from Bodega Aurrera) and stretching further west, you can browse a multitude of items from glassware to furniture to art and more. If it resembles an antique, you can find it here. We’ve even seen classic cars on sale here on occasion.

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Tianguis Tales: Avenida Patria, Guadalajara, Mexico

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"Mexico City street market 1885". Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Mexico City street market 1885“. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The heart of one of the largest tianguis in Guadalajara can be found at the intersection of Avenida Patria and Avenida Tabachines. Tianguis Loma Bonita stretches from this intersection many blocks in either direction in Avenida Tabachines, and along Avenida Patria to the east. This tianguis is not as large as el Baratillo, but it’s not as generally dangerous either, and of interest is that it has more people bringing their own things from home to sell from tarps on the ground. In other words, this tianguis is part yard sale, if you will, in addition to the established metal and tarp puestos.

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Tianguis Tales: Colonia Santa Teresita, Guadalajara, Mexico

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IMG_2397_SantaTere_CroppedColonia Santa Teresita (Santa Tere for short) is a dense, vibrant, and busy section of Guadalajara, Jalisco. It boasts two tianguis in addition to its extremely popular core market in the heart of the colonia. One tianguis takes place every Wednesday while the other runs on Sundays.

What is a tianguis you ask? It’s a street market, and in Guadalajara specifically it is a collection of puestos (stands) assembled together literally right in the middle of the street, often with a mixture of metal rods and tarps. When there is a tianguis in effect, there’s no driving through that area anymore. Doesn’t matter if you are an operator of a city bus, you ain’t getting through, those streets are closed.

Tianguis across the city vary in size, schedule, location, and what they sell, among other things. Often, there’s some common theme to them, if you will, and they may contain makeshift “restaurants”. This one’s more about foodstuffs, that one’s more about clothing. And that’s the way it is for the two that take place in Santa Tere.

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