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Tijuana Zona Rio Walking Tour (Self Guided), Tijuana

Tijuana has a very rich cultural life and many talented people, as is evidenced by the galleries, cultural centers and numerous sculptures and monuments of Zona Rio. Historical photographs of old Tijuana will teach you about the history of the city and region. Major events and distinguished figures were immortalized in Tijuana’s monuments. The city’s cultural centers provide live Latin American music concerts on its stages. Take this tour to discover the most prominent and interesting sites of Tijuana Zona Rio.
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Tijuana Zona Rio Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Tijuana Zona Rio Walking Tour
Guide Location: Mexico » Tijuana (See other walking tours in Tijuana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: ellen
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Diana Cazadora
  • Miguel Hidalgo Monument
  • ICBC (Baja California Cultural Institute)
  • Benito Juárez Monument
  • A La Raza Monument
  • Mercado Hidalgo
Diana Cazadora

1) Diana Cazadora

The architectural monument located on Paseo Centenario Tijuana is a copy of the famous Diana Cazadora by Juan Fernando Olaguíbel in Mexico City, initially named Flechadora North Star. The sculpture owned by Ricardo Parra Montes was donated to the Tijuana administration in 1987. It depicts Diana, the moon goddess, drawing the bow.
Miguel Hidalgo Monument

2) Miguel Hidalgo Monument

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is known as the Father of Mexico and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence. The priest was captured and executed in 1811 and is today considered a national hero. The bronze monument of Miguel Hidalgo is located in the north of Zona Rio, on a roundabout of Paseo Centario Tijuana.
ICBC (Baja California Cultural Institute)

3) ICBC (Baja California Cultural Institute)

Baja California Cultural Institute is located on the right side of the Tijuana river channel and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. This state institution makes a major contribution to the city’s culture. It features a large hall for theatre and dance performances, live concerts and film shows. The gallery provides a large space for exhibitions of local and regional artists as well as international presentations. The adjoining square is the place where great festivals and open-air events are often held.
Benito Juárez Monument

4) Benito Juárez Monument

Benito Pablo Juárez was the first indigenous national president in Mexico who governed five terms. He made a major contribution to the development of Mexican democracy and was a progressive reformist. He also opposed French occupation and made efforts to restore the Republic. The bronze monument of this distinguished figure in Mexican history was installed in the north of Zona Rio and became one of the main meeting places of Tijuana locals. There is also a Watch Monument and the Marker of Tijuana Sister Cities near the Benito Juárez Monument.
A La Raza Monument

5) A La Raza Monument (must see)

A La Raza Monument, also known as “Scissors” due to its peculiar shape, is a huge monument located on the first traffic circle on the Paseo de los Heroes coming from the US border. The monument was created in honor of Mexicans and Latin Americans who sought national independence and fearlessly struggled to combat Spanish invasions in the 1800s.
Mercado Hidalgo

6) Mercado Hidalgo

Mercado Hidalgo is the largest market place in Tijuana. Mexican food is an integral part of local traditions and Mercado Hidalgo offers a large choice of products from regional farmers: fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, homemade food, candies, flowers and others. The market has been functioning at its present location since 1984 and features about 80 stalls. You will also find several stalls with beautiful ceramics.

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