Integrated to its environment and true to its architectural sources, Tlaquepaque creates the impression that it has been here – in this place – for centuries. In fact, construction did not begin until 1971 and was completed in 1978.
In ways large and small, Tlaquepaque reflects the dream of one man, Abe Miller. Abe’s control extended from planning and construction through landscaping and maintenance. His standards were high.
To preserve the integrity of the site, buildings were constructed around existing trees; where possible, methods of construction mirrored those of Mexican artisans and builders; tiles, statuary, lanterns, pots, doors, wrought iron and fountains were largely imorted piece by piece from Mexico. The result is a unique blend of architecture and nature, of the old with the new and an ambience of special charm and quiet elegance.
On the edge of Guadalajara, Mexico, lies the village of Tlaquepaque. Here, artists and craftsmen convene to display their wares and demonstrate their craft. Surrounded by magnificent red rock formations, beneficiary of four gentle seasons, the town of Sedona, Arizona boasts a village with the same name, Tlaquepaque.
Tlaquepaque is masonry and metal, mission bells and birdsong. Tlaquepaque is tiled walkways lined with flowers, historic wrought iron gates and balcony railings, sunbaked courtyards, gracious fountains, splendid archways and cobblestone drives. It is the perfect venue for romantic weddings and a truly unique.