Crafts in Mexico are vibrantly alive, and Guadalajara is home to a range of fine handicrafts. With its colors and blend of tradition and modernity, Guadalajara is one of the leading tourist destinations in all Mexico.
Its proximity to other towns of similar cultural wealth, such as Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, Colotlán, and Sayula means that Guadalajara can offer a wide range of types of crafts, with colorful pieces ready for acquisition by visitors.
The craft techniques most typical of the city include blown glass, wrought iron, silversmithing, embroidery, ceramics, pottery, woven wool articles, and colonial-style furniture designed in a range of materials. These are available all over the city, but above all at the Libertad and Corona markets, which are worth touring for a multi-colored, multi-cultural experience amidst the works of local artisans.
Indigenous culture is celebrated in the arts and crafts of Jalisco and so beautifully captured in its artists' carvings and in the lively rhythms of jarabes and mariachi.