In October 2014, we visited the Guadalajara area. As a part of that trip, we wanted to check out the famous tianguis (market) in Tonalá.
The market days are Thursday and Sunday. We ended up going on a Sunday, which promised to be a busy day. We took a cab from our hotel in Tlaquepaque.
Arriving in Tonalá it quickly became apparent just how large this market was. It lined the streets and went on, seemingly, forever. The market extends all long Avenue Tonaltecas, which is a major north-south route through Tonalá.
There are also vendors set up in off the street in a parking area bordered on the west by Ave Tonaltecas, and between Calle Matamoros (south) and 16 de Septiembre (north). In addition, the area around the city square was also jam packed with vendors.
In addition to the artesanias that the area is famous for, the market also featured many other things — plants, pets, food, household goods, etc. There were taco and food stands interspersed among the other booths. The market was so packed with people that at times, we could not move.
If you go this market on a Sunday, be prepared for massive crowds and more booths than you could ever hope to see! Below are a few photos I took of the market. Most of these were taken early in the day, before it was busy.