Tonalá, Jalisco

TonaláTonalaTonalá, Mexico
Tonalá is a city and municipality within the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area in the state of Jalisco in Mexico.wikipedia
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Guadalajara

Guadalajara, JaliscoGuadalajara, MexicoGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
With a population of 374,258, it is the fourth largest city in the state, the other three being the other major population centres in the metro area: Guadalajara, Zapopan, and Tlaquepaque. It is bordered by the municipalities of Zapotlanejo, El Salto, Juanacatlán, Tlaquepaque and Guadalajara.
The settlement did not last long at this spot due to the lack of water; in 1533 it was moved to a location near Tonalá.

Ceramics of Jalisco

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It is best known as a major handcrafts center for Jalisco, especially pottery, as well as its very large Thursday and Sunday street market, dedicated to handcrafts.
The two main ceramics centers are Tlaquepaque and Tonalá, with a wide variety of products such as cookware, plates, bowls, piggy banks and many types of figures.

Jalisco

Jalisco, MexicoJalisco StateState of Jalisco
Tonalá is a city and municipality within the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area in the state of Jalisco in Mexico.
Six of the municipalities are considered to be the area's nucleus: Guadalajara, El Salto, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Tlaquepaque, Tonalá and Zapopan, with two others, Juanacatlán and Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos as suburbs.

Guadalajara metropolitan area

GuadalajaraGreater Guadalajara4,424,584
Tonalá is a city and municipality within the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area in the state of Jalisco in Mexico.
It includes the core municipality of Guadalajara and the surrounding municipalities of Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, El Salto, Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos and Juanacatlán.

Jorge Wilmot

It was founded in 1986, by a group of businessmen along with artisans Jorge Wilmot and Ken Edwards in Wilmot's former home.
His work has been widely sold and exhibited both in Mexico and abroad and he has trained and influenced generations of ceramicists at the school he established in Tonalá, Jalisco.

Museo Regional de la Ceramica, Tlaquepaque

Museo Nacional de la CerámicaMuseo Regional de la Ceramica
Main cultural centers are the Museo Nacional de la Cerámica, the Casa de Artesanos and the Museo Tonallan.
The state of Jalisco has an important ceramics tradition, especially that made in Tonalá among the Nahua communities.

El Salto, Jalisco

El Salto
It is bordered by the municipalities of Zapotlanejo, El Salto, Juanacatlán, Tlaquepaque and Guadalajara.
It is surrounded, in a clockwise direction from the north, by the municipalities of Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, Juanacatlán, and Tlajomulco de Zúñiga.

Juanacatlán

Juanacatlan
It is bordered by the municipalities of Zapotlanejo, El Salto, Juanacatlán, Tlaquepaque and Guadalajara.
It is bordered to the north by Tonalá and Zapotlanejo, to the south by Chapala and Poncitlán; to the east by Zapotlán del Rey, and to the west by Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, El Salto, and Tlajomulco de Zuñiga.

Zapotlanejo

Zapotlanejo, Jalisco
It is bordered by the municipalities of Zapotlanejo, El Salto, Juanacatlán, Tlaquepaque and Guadalajara.
In 1824, Zapotlanejo was made capital of the Department of Tonalá.

Christmas in Mexico

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This market can have from between 3,500 and 4,000 vendors, especially during the Christmas and Holy Week holidays when tourism is highest in Mexico.
One of the more traditional areas that produces ceramic figures for nativity scenes is the Guadalajara area, especially the towns of Tonalá and Tlaquepaque.

University of Guadalajara

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In 2012 the Centro Universitario de Tonalá was opened as part of the Universidad de Guadalajara.

Nuño de Guzmán

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When the Nuño de Guzmán and Spanish arrived in 1530, the town was the capital of a dominion ruled by a woman named Cihualpilli Tzapotzinco.
Two years later Guzmán visited the city, and at the request of its inhabitants, who were fearful of Indian attacks and lacked sufficient water, he ordered it moved to Tonalá.

Tianguis

marketmobile markets (''tianguis'')tianguis de autos
Despite this, it received thousands of visitors each week, most drawn by the street market or “tianguis” that is set up each Thursday and Sunday.
The city of Tonalá, Jalisco, sponsors a tianguis adjacent to the permanent market, which is restricted mostly to vendors who sell locally made pottery and other craft items.

Zapopan

Zapopan, JaliscoZapopan, Mexico Zapopan, Mexico
With a population of 374,258, it is the fourth largest city in the state, the other three being the other major population centres in the metro area: Guadalajara, Zapopan, and Tlaquepaque.

Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque, JaliscoSan Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco(San Pedro) Tlaquepaque
With a population of 374,258, it is the fourth largest city in the state, the other three being the other major population centres in the metro area: Guadalajara, Zapopan, and Tlaquepaque. It is bordered by the municipalities of Zapotlanejo, El Salto, Juanacatlán, Tlaquepaque and Guadalajara.

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