Cultural Venues Self-Guided Tour (Self Guided), 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.
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Cultural Venues Self-Guided Tour Map

Guide Name: Cultural Venues Self-Guided Tour
Guide Location: USA » El Paso (See other walking tours in El Paso)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: HelenF
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Palace Theater
  • El Paso Opera
  • El Paso Public Library
  • Hal Marcus Gallery
  • International Museum of Art
Palace Theater

1) 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 charm.
El Paso Opera

2) El Paso Opera

The existence of El Paso Opera is the result of hard work, contribution and dedication of major cultural institutions of El Paso. For those who are fans of opera and understand its true value this will be a treat for sure. One of the beauties of opera is that it is performed in the language it was composed. El Paso Opera holds its performances at the Plaza Theatre. The place was recently restored, so you will fully enjoy not just the opera but the atmosphere which dominates the theatre. Be sure you do not take any cameras or recording devices with you, as these are not permitted. And of course, do not be late!
El Paso Public Library

3) El Paso Public Library

El Paso Public Library is the municipal public library system of El Paso. The El Paso Public Library serves the needs the public in El Paso, Texas, Chaparral, New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. It consists of 13 branches and one Bookmobile service. Multiple outreach services are also available including a Homebound service.

The main collection consists of 902,521 items in multiple formats including books, reference, downloadble eBooks, audio books, music and movies, DVDs, CDs, large-print books, magazines and newspapers. Special Collections include a Government Documents Collection, Border Heritage Collection and RAZA Collection.

Services specifically for teens are much newer. In the El Paso Public Library, Teen Services are created and implemented by the Teen Hangout Committee. Each library branch sends a member to the committee. Teen services include programming, special teen collections and a celebration known as TeenFest which is celebrated annually.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Hal Marcus Gallery

4) Hal Marcus Gallery

Are you a big fan of the art style which swept the world off its feet – cubism? If your answer is yes, then the place for you to visit is Hal Marcus Gallery. Here you will find works by the extraordinary Mexican painter Hal Marcus, born in El Paso, who brought a little piece of Spain through his art, influenced by the environment he grew in, combined with a touch of the cubist style. Other works exhibited at this gallery are by Bill Sullivan, Francisco Romero and other talented artists. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 12 pm to 5 pm.
International Museum of Art

5) International Museum of Art

Founded in 1959, The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) is located in downtown El Paso. First accredited in 1972, it is the only accredited art museum within a 250 mile radius and serves approximately 100,000 visitors per year. A new building was completed in 1998. In addition to its permanent collections and special exhibitions, the museum also offers art classes, film series, lectures, concerts, storytelling sessions and other educational programs to the West Texas, Southern New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico community. EPMA's Algur H. Meadows Art Library houses a special collection of art and art history reference books.

It is best known for its 57-piece Samuel H. Kress collection of 12th–18th century European Art.

The museum has developed a major collection of contemporary Southwestern United States and Mexican artists with an emphasis on Texas, New Mexico, and the border region. Other special collections include Pre-Columbian and Mexican colonial art, early 19th century through the mid 20th century American art, and a collection of works on paper including Old Master, 19th-century, and American Scene prints, reproductive engravings, and photographs.

Operation hours: Wednesday — Friday: 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 1 – 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

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 or 3.4 Miles
Chamizal Region Self-Guided Tour

Chamizal Region Self-Guided Tour

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 or 2.4 Miles
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...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
El Paso Introduction Walk

El Paso Introduction Walk

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.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles