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Avenida Revolución (Revolution Avenue)

Tijuana

Nicknamed by the locals as “La Revu” (short for Revolución), the city's best-known artery is also the most touristy. Located in the old part of the city, it began its career to fame during the Prohibition years in the United States, becoming an alternative place where to drink alcohol without getting in trouble with the US law.

Nowadays, it still concentrates a good number of restaurants, canteens, nightclubs and craft shops. One of the symbols of the city, the Arco de Tijuana, 60 meters (196 feet) high, welcomes visitors and tells them the time, since it is actually a clock.

Another famous landmark on the avenue is the restaurant at Caesar's Palace Hotel, where the Caesar salad was invented. Legend goes that one of the cooks created the dish and the restaurant's owner, the Italian immigrant César Cardini, was the one who brought it to the United States later, becoming very popular. Today, you can order the specialty of the house, although you should not miss the roast beef marrow either.

To start exploring a little further “La Revu”, when night falls, you have to reach the intersection with La Sexta, which has become the focal point of nightlife in Tijuana.

Those who are looking to enter the cultural world of the city, as well as alternative corners, should take a look at Pasaje Rodríguez or Pasaje Revolución, both located in the downtown area, near “La Revu”, where they will find spaces dedicated to art (photography, theater, literature, painting), gastronomy, craft beer, design shops, coffee shops and colorful murals.

Back on Avenida Revolución, another space that meets all these characteristics, in addition to the excellent movies and theater, is the Cine Tonalá.

Finally, in order not to leave aside the classics of the downtown area and to show off an enormous flexibility of interests, it is necessary to visit the Catedral Metropolitana Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe), the old Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace), Parque Teniente Guerrero (Teniente Guerrero’s Park), the very close border wall and also the international gatehouse of San Ysidro.

Nicknamed by the locals as “La Revu” (short for Revolución), the city's best-known artery is also the most touristy. Located in the old part of the city, it began its career to fame during the Prohibition years in the United States, becoming an alternative place where to drink alcohol without getting in trouble with the US law.

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Nowadays, it still concentrates a good number of restaurants, canteens, nightclubs and craft shops. One of the symbols of the city, the Arco de Tijuana, 60 meters (196 feet) high, welcomes visitors and tells them the time, since it is actually a clock.

Another famous landmark on the avenue is the restaurant at Caesar's Palace Hotel, where the Caesar salad was invented. Legend goes that one of the cooks created the dish and the restaurant's owner, the Italian immigrant César Cardini, was the one who brought it to the United States later, becoming very popular. Today, you can order the specialty of the house, although you should not miss the roast beef marrow either.

To start exploring a little further “La Revu”, when night falls, you have to reach the intersection with La Sexta, which has become the focal point of nightlife in Tijuana.

Those who are looking to enter the cultural world of the city, as well as alternative corners, should take a look at Pasaje Rodríguez or Pasaje Revolución, both located in the downtown area, near “La Revu”, where they will find spaces dedicated to art (photography, theater, literature, painting), gastronomy, craft beer, design shops, coffee shops and colorful murals.

Back on Avenida Revolución, another space that meets all these characteristics, in addition to the excellent movies and theater, is the Cine Tonalá.

Finally, in order not to leave aside the classics of the downtown area and to show off an enormous flexibility of interests, it is necessary to visit the Catedral Metropolitana Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe), the old Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace), Parque Teniente Guerrero (Teniente Guerrero’s Park), the very close border wall and also the international gatehouse of San Ysidro.

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