Welcome to Tijuana, a city in Baja California which is adjacent to the U.S. border. Also called “the corner of Mexico,” Tijuana is waiting for you to travel through its streets and submerge yourself in its multifaceted and vibrant culture. The eclectic style of this city will hypnotize you with its walls converted into street art expositions, its old marketplaces taken over by independent plastic artists, its historic buildings and its monumental arch, an architectural icon within its avant-garde style.
Begin your journey with the Arco Reloj Monumental, which represents the entryway to the city, and where you can read “Bienvenidos a Tijuana,” a warm message with the colors of the Mexican flag. Right there the Avenida Revolucion begins, one of the most emblematic avenues of the city and where cuisine, art, and traditions merge creating a mosaic of cultural manifestations which will surprise you.
The history of Tijuana is displayed in the Museo de Historia de Tijuana, located inside the Old Municipal Palace, today called palacio de Cultura. Journey through this museum and go back in time with almost three thousand objects that show the city from its foundation, most notably photographs, books, furniture, handicrafts, telephones, clothing, and household objects.
Submerge yourself in the heart of the city and get to know the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and discover its neoclassical and colonial designs. Journey through the Plaza Santa Cecilia, the oldest in the city. Continue your journey and discover the Palacio de Fronton Jai ALAI, one of the most symbolic buildings of neoclassical style and where you can still enjoy a game of fronton. If you are drawn by art, visit the Centro Cultural Tijuana, an avant-garde collection that is as much architectural as visual. Inside you can visit the planetarium which employs the latest technological innovations.
Journey through the most important and attractive points in Tijuana by bicycle and admire all that the city has to offer. Take a pause and live in harmony with its people. The operator Tijuana Bike Tour offers three-hour tours through the whole centro historico with a guide specialized in the history of the city.
Observe how its streets are illuminated with irreverent sketches by urban plastic artists who have taken over its streets and abandoned marketplaces to convert them into an art sanctuary. When in Tijuana there is no difference between art and cuisine, both go hand in hand and with time have granted identity to the city. The Bajamed kitchen is a clear example: a fusion of regional ingredients with Mediterranean flavors, don’t miss out on the opportunity to try some of the dishes.
Thanks to its dynamism, Tijuana has become one of the favorite destinations for conference tourism. Just fifteen minutes to the south is the magnificent and recently inaugurated Centro de Convenciones Tijuana – Rosarito, ideal to finish the day and close your most important transaction enjoying an exceptional view overlooking the Sea of Cortez.