This fascinating pocket of Mexican culture was originally called Tlacapan, which means “Men who make clay utensils with their hands”. Tlalic-pac means “Over clay hills”. Tlaquepaque borders Tonala to the north and Guadalajara and Zapopan, and in the south.

It was conquered by Nuño de Guzman in 1530, at the same time that Tonallan was being conquered. In 1838, San Pedro became a Village and in 1843, was appointed a Villa. In 1892, the permanent boundaries were established. Since then, it has retained its distinct character as Guadalajara surrounded it.