Pantaleón Panduro Museum (Museo Pantaleón Panduro)
Named for a 19th-century Mexican sculptor of the same name, Pantaleón Panduro Museum provides an impressive introduction to the glorious ceramics of Mexico. Guided tours are available at the museum—for which you should tip—while travelers short on time may prefer the convenience of pre-arranged, multi-destination tours. These often provide further insight into the arts-and-crafts haven of Tlaquepaque itself and often pass by the Parroquia de San Pedro Apostol and El Parián, as well as the museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
Folk art fans can’t miss the opportunity to visit this magnificent, well-curated museum.
Admission is free and Pantaleón Panduro Museum offers guided Spanish- and English-language tours.
Visitors recommend spending at least an hour exploring Pantaleón Panduro Museum to appreciate the award-winning ceramics collection.
Look out for the elaborate candelabras, impressive crucifixes, and ornate Nativities.
The museum may not be fully accessible for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Pantaleón Panduro Museum is situated in Tlaquepaque, around 3 miles (5 kilometers) southeast of Guadalajara’s downtown. The most straightforward way to get there is by taking a taxi or booking travel via a rideshare app. If you opt for the former, make sure the driver uses a taximeter to track your fare. Or, you could choose a tour which includes round-trip transportation.
When to Get There
Pantaleón Panduro Museum is typically open Tuesday through Friday, between 10am and 6pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, it tends to close at 5pm. For a quieter experience, head to the museum midweek. The museum also sometimes offers hands-on workshops, so check ahead if you’re interested.
More Ceramics in Tlaquepaque
Tlaquepaque is a must-visit for travelers interested in folk art of the region and there are plenty of other ceramics-focused attractions nearby. The comprehensive Regional Ceramics Museum (Museo Regional de la Cerámica) sits just a few blocks southwest, while the tiny tile store Cantú is also worth a visit. Travelers short on time may even wish to consider taking a guided tour of the area.
- Hospicio Cabañas
- Mariachi Plaza (Plaza de los Mariachis)
- Governor's Palace (Palacio de Gobierno)
- Guadalajara Cathedral
- Tequila Sightseeing Trains
- Guadalajara Wax Museum (Museo de Cera de Guadalajara)
- Degollado Theater (Teatro Degollado)
- Guadalajara Historic Center (Centro Histórico)
- Plaza de Armas
- Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento
- University of Guadalajara Museum of the Arts (MUSA)
- Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres
- Selva Mágica
- Guadalajara Zoo (Zoológico Guadalajara)