City Orientation Walk, El Paso

Every city in the world has its unique characteristics, and El Paso is no exception! It is a prosperous city with extremely beautiful architectural monuments of historical importance, fiberglass statues of ferocious alligators and brave cowboys and many other characters. You can see a different side of the city by taking the following tour to guide you through its streets.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: USA » El Paso (See other walking tours in El Paso)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: Caroline
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San Jacinto Plaza

1) San Jacinto Plaza

San Jacinto Plaza is a historic park located on the corner of Oregon and Mills in the heart of Downtown El Paso, Texas. The city of El Paso acquired the property on which the Plaza is located in 1881 and created a park. By 1883, the park was surrounded by a fence, a walled pond was created, a gazebo was erected, 75 Chinese Elm trees were planted and then three alligators were introduced into the pond. The alligators were the central attraction and thrived. At one time the pond contained as many...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cortez Building

2) Cortez Building

Cortez Building is a magnificent structure built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style specific to the 1920s; its main designer was Henry C. Trost. It first opened its doors to customers in September 1926. Throughout its existence the building was used for several purposes, such as hotel and office building. It obtained its name through a contest, which took place in 1935; it was proposed that the building would commemorate the Spanish conquistador, Hernando...   view more
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St Clement's Church

3) St Clement's Church

The foundation stone of St Clement's Church was laid in 1907. It was skillfully constructed in the Neo-Gothic style and adorned with stained glass windows which bring out the church's unusual beauty. At St Clement's Church there are three days dedicated to services; these are on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Everybody who wants to join the path which leads to Jesus Christ is welcome at St...   view more
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Sunset Heights

4) Sunset Heights

Sunset Heights is a historic area in El Paso, Texas, which has existed since the latter part of the 1890s. Many wealthy residents have had their houses and mansions built on this hill. Some buildings in Sunset Heights have remnants of tunnels underneath them which may have been started in the early 1900s. Some tunnels, including ones found under El Paso High School, may have been used to smuggle Chinese workers who were banned from the United States because of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick

5) Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick

The Cathedral Parish of St Patrick is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso. It is located at 1118 N. Mesa St. in the heart of the downtown area. This seat is vacant as the previous bishop, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Armando Xavier Ochoa, was named as prelate of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, California on 1 December, 2011. The cathedral is the mother church for 656,000 Catholics in the diocese, and also operates one of El Paso's Catholic high schools, Cathedral...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center

6) El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center (must see)

The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center is located at 715 N. Oregon in the city and county of El Paso. The museum was founded in 1994 by Nazi Holocaust survivor Henry Kellen. It was established to educate the public about the Third Reich, the concentration camps and resistance movements during World War II. Funding for the museum is provided through donations and grants.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm;...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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El Paso Museum of History

7) El Paso Museum of History (must see)

El Paso Museum of History opened to the public in 1974, under the title of the Cavalry Museum. It was soon given a greater scope and achieved the status of history museum. Today, the museum displays collections of shawls, fans, typewriters, among other items, with some of the items dating from the arrival of the Spanish. Within the 13,000 sq ft space, besides the many exhibit rooms, there is also a lecture area. The museum welcomes visitors from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9 am to 4:50 pm and on...   view more
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Vaquero Statue

8) Vaquero Statue

Vaquero Statue is a colorful work of art placed right at the entrance to the El Paso Museum of Art, a little treat at the beginning of your visit. It is one of the many marvelous creations of Luis Jimene, a successful artist born in El Paso. Begun in 1987 and completed in 1988, the 20 ft tall fiberglass sculpture, representing a cowboy on a horse, is an important element of Mexican cultural...   view more
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Hotel Paso del Norte

9) Hotel Paso del Norte

Hotel Paso del Norte is a historic hotel located in El Paso less than one mile north from the international border with Mexico. The hotel was designed by Trost & Trost and opened in 1912. The hotel was extensively remodeled in 2004 and renamed the Camino Real Hotel. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 5, 1979. Some of the notable people who stayed at the hotel include Gloria Swanson, General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, General Alvaro...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Palace Theater

10) Palace Theater

The Palace Theater is a lovely structure built in the Moorish style in 1914; its architect was Henry Charles Trost. At the beginning it was known as the Alhambra Theater. Unfortunately it was closed after years of showing movies to the locals. Today, its interior has been altered because it is now a night club, but the exterior still keeps its architectural...   view more
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El Centro

11) El Centro

El Paso’s original shopping district has long been the heart and center of downtown activity and is reflected in the designation of El Centro. The face of El Centro is El Paso Street, with its rich history, thriving culture and shops, it stretches all the way to the border. Open-air market style shops line the streets of El Centro. The district hugs the border of Mexico as if old friends, co-existing for over 150 years. Cultures have blended in the district, bringing Lebanese, Korean and...   view more

Walking Tours in El Paso, Texas

Create Your Own Walk in El Paso

Create Your Own Walk in El Paso

Creating your own self-guided walk in El Paso is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums in El Paso

Museums in El Paso

El Paso, the sixth largest city in Texas, is proud to present its treasures: the rich and entertaining museums, most of which are located in downtown. Quite a number of these museums focus on revealing information about the past of the Mexican and Southwest regions. You will find their exhibits fascinating, entertaining and even educational. Take the following walking tour and find out more about El Paso, its traditions and history.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Churches in El Paso

Churches in El Paso

There are many places of worship in El Paso which are worthy ones visit. The churches in the city belong to various denominations and this results in different architectural styles. You will be thrilled at the sight of these gorgeous structures. Take the following self-guided tour and visit the most outstanding religious venues of El Paso.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Cultural Venues Self-Guided Tour in El Paso

Cultural Venues Self-Guided Tour in El Paso

In the city of El Paso, which possesses a rich Mexican cultural heritage, there are several interesting cultural venues you ought to visit. Wander through the entertaining exhibits at Lynx, visit the Mexican world of books, admire the exquisite pieces of art and enjoy the theatrical opera performances while being in El Paso. Take this self-guided tour and let your soul be filled with a piece of El Paso’s cultural spirit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Chamizal Region Self-Guided Tour in El Paso

Chamizal Region Self-Guided Tour in El Paso

In the warm, arid city of El Paso there is no day that will pass without some fun or excitement. The regions near the city’s downtown will show you the best places to visit that are off the beaten tourist track. Check out the following self-guided tour and take a stroll through the streets of El Paso.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km