This past weekend I made my annual visit to Tonola. I always think of my Mexican family when I go there. Juan and Lucila travel all the way from Culiacan to find treasures there. And it is a mere 40 minute bus ride from my house in Tlaquepaque.
Sundays and Thursdays are market days. This means that the main street and all the side streets are packed with vendors displaying their wares. This also means that the streets are barely passable with the throngs of tourists and locals who frequent the market on these days.
These figures greet you when you first step off the bus.
Tonola is known for the many distinguished artesans located here. Check out this beautiful glassware.
There are also some quite unusual creations as well.
Scattered amongst all these vendors are numerous food stands serving Mexican specialties from tacos to gorditas and everything in between.
There are also vendors selling fruit, juices, nuts and candies.
And if you prefer something other than Mexican food, there is always KFC.
If you are interested in shoes, clothes or accessories you are in the right place. I won’t guarantee the quality of some of these items though. They are definitely not in the class of Liverpool, a high-end department store here in Mexico.
Pictured below are some adorable baby items.
Flowers are also popular, whether real or artificial.
Many vendors have an array of religious articles for sale.
And a market just wouldn’t be complete without jewelry.
Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it in Tonola. Now if I only owned a home here and had somewhere to put everything I would like to buy………….