AAA Editor Notes
Plaza Tapatía extends along Av. Miguel Hidalgo. A 7-block-long pedestrian walkway connects the Degollado Theater at the west end to the Cabañas Cultural Institute at the east end. The walkway enables visitors to see several of Guadalajara's downtown attractions without having to cross major streets. Underground parking lots also are along the route.
Plaza Tapatía is a prime spot for strolling and people watching. Vendors sell everything from candy to canaries. The festive atmosphere unfolds against a backdrop of flower beds, statues, fountains and reflecting pools, and there are myriad storefronts in which to browse or window shop.
Escritorios set up shop in the arcade close to the State Tourism Office. For centuries these typists, writers and editors have helped illiterate people fill out documents or write messages and correspondence, particularly love letters.