Tijuana : A Destination to Discover the Essence of History

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If you are going to visit Tijuana, you will realize that it is a Mexican city, but that it really looks like a western city, since it is located right on the border between the United States and Mexico. Tijuana is a city that belongs to the State of Mexico, but in any case, Tijuana shares many cultural characteristics with San Diego, since it is part of the Baja California region. Tijuana is located 24km from downtown San Diego and is the fifth largest city in Mexico. The city of Tijuana has been one of the most visited cities in the world, as many North Americans take the opportunity to discover the essence of Latin American in this border city. In addition, many San Diego residents take advantage of their purchases in Tijuana, since their low prices offer them the possibility of buying at a better price than in their city of origin. It is for this reason that, if you are going to travel to San Diego, it is highly recommended to take advantage of your purchases in Tijuana.

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Tijuana : A Destination to Discover the Essence of History:table of contents

1. Revolucion Avenue

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One of the most famous streets of Tijuana is Avenida Revolución, a street full of life and atmosphere where you can enjoy the quintessential Mexican essence. In Avenida Revolución de Tijuana you will find a lot of restaurants, craft shops, clothing, and food. Besides, very close to this vital avenue you will also see the passage Rodriguez y Gómez, a street where all kinds of artists and they exhibit their works in the middle of the street. If you like art and crafts, strolling along Avenida Revolución and the passage Rodriguez y Gómez is an excellent choice.

2. Cultural Center of Tijuana

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If you are going to visit Tijuana, it is interesting to visit the Tijuana Cultural Center, a modern place, full of restaurants, bars, movie and theatre halls and the well-known museums of El Cubo and the Museum of California’s. At El Cubo you will have the opportunity to visit one of the best art exhibition halls in the city and, at the Museum of the Californias, you will be able to understand the history of how Baja California came to be, as it tells how this region originated shared between Mexico and the United States.

3. Morelos Park

If you are going to visit Tijuana and you are looking for a quiet moment, there is nothing better than going to rest at the famous Parque Morelos, the largest park in the city full of charm and tourist attractions. In Parque Morelos, you will have the possibility to walk, visit the small zoo that lodges or rent a boat in its artificial lake. Also, if you are looking for a place to picnic in Tijuana, Parque Morelos is the ideal place.

4. Squares of Toros de Tijuana

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If you want to visit one of the most traditional places in Tijuana, you cannot miss the visit to the Plaza de Toros de Tijuana, a place where bullfighting is celebrated, a tradition deeply rooted in this city. In Tijuana, you will have the opportunity to visit two essential bullrings, Plaza el Toreo located on the Aguas Calientes Boulevard, which was built in 1945. However, the Monumental Plaza de Toros is one of the most important in the country and is considered one of the most beautiful. The Monumental Plaza of Tijuana is located just 30 meters from the border between Tijuana and the United States and is really highly recommended to visit.

5. Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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If you want to make a great cultural visit to Tijuana, there is nothing better than going to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This cathedral of Tijuana is the oldest in the city, built in 1902 and is one of the nerve centers of the city.

6. Wax Museum

Opened in 1993, this tourist place exhibits 93 figures of famous people nationally and internationally. Among the most recognized pieces, you can see Pedro Infante, Michael Jackson, Porfirio Diaz, Cantinflas, among others. It has four thematic rooms: one devoted to the pre-Hispanic era of Mexico, another to the missionary period of Baja California and the history of Tijuana, one more for legends and stories and the room of heroes of Mexico.

7. Plaza Río Tijuana

This outdoor Tijuana mall is probably the most popular since it is only 10 minutes by car from Tijuana airport and 5 minutes from the US border. In this shopping center is formed by more than 120 stores of different products, a good variety of restaurants and bars and a room of impressive cinemas. If you are looking for where to buy quality clothes in Tijuana this shopping center is the best option.

8. House of Culture of Tijuana

It houses one of the oldest buildings in the city: built in 1930 with a neoclassical style it is a replica of an identical one in Yuma, Arizona, with the only difference being that the latter was yellow brick unlike the House of Culture that is red brick. At first, this tourist place was a school, but now houses a literary café, library, art gallery and multiple rooms with a varied cultural offer.

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The city of Tijuana is undoubtedly a tourist destination par excellence. People from all over the world come to the town to have a nice time to later enter or return to the United States. For this reason, we have a list of the best things you can do in your visit to this beautiful border city.

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