Guadalupe is a Native American and Hispanic community of about 5,500 residents between Phoenix and Tempe at the base of South Mountain. The town proudly maintains a strong cultural and ethnic identity. It is named after the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico.
Guadalupe was founded by Yaqui Indians around the turn of the century. The town of Guadalupe was incorporated in 1975 and is approximately one square mile in area. It will remain this size since it is surrounded by man-made boundaries; Interstate 10 and the city of Phoenix on the west; Baseline Road and the city of Tempe on the North; the city of Tempe on the South; and by the Salt River Project's Highline Canal on the East.
When you arrive in Guadalupe you will feel like you crossed the border without ever leaving the state!
Guadalupe has brought all the unique goods of Mexico together in a place that's just next door. Along Avenida Del Yaqui street you will discover roadside fruit stands, numerous specialty shops, and one of the only authentic Mexican bakeries in the Valley. However, the height of Guadalupe's shopping experience is El Tianguis Market.
El Tianguis Market is a courtyard style shopping center with many unique shops and Restaurants. Imagine being able to buy such items as pickled cactus, made-to-order pinatas, authentic mexican pottery, Yaqui Indian art, leather boots and saddles and more, all in one place! Many of these goods may not be available anywhere else in Arizona. In addition, live music is feautured most weekends.