This is a world class museum in Zona Rio, a part of Tijuana few tourist come to. Inside is a Theater and IMAX theatre and the Museum of the Californias along with many temporary exhibits. Admission is $2.
This is an interesting cultural center which also houses an OMNIMAX theater, a walk-through museum of Mexican history and exibits of the various regions of Mexico. There is also a concert hall, courtyard, a nice cafe and a bookshop.
Centro Cultural Tijuana is not exactly on the touristic path, however I strongly recommend a visit to this museum and events venue because it is an active learning center as well as a history museum that is presented in an interesting and easy to understand motif. Check their website before your visit to see if there are any special events taking place that may intice you and enrich your visit.
It is the walk through museum that I especially like. It differs from other museums in that the progression of the path-way begins with a scaled version of the ancient Aztec temples including the surrounding city and ends with the cultural variety of various Mexican regions. There are verified historical artifacts to see, plaques to read that explain the event or timeline and it tells a story from beginning to end, which is always satisfying. In between, the story of European conquest is told and the melding of cultures comes into view.
WELCO TO TIJUANA ! Yes, many things come to mind. I would recomend the "CANTINA DE LOS REMEDIOS" use to be Guadalajara Grill. This place has what you want and is decorated to give the Colonial Mexico feel that goes with a Mariachi. I would also take them to have the Ceasars Salad at the original place. (can set this up easily) Important to know how many people and exact date. Take them to CECUT to the MUSEO DE LAS CALIFORNIAS. Can go to the Hipodromo Casino.
Another thing you can do it's know Tijuana, yes what nobody does when visit this city is actually know what is Tijuana all about, and why is so famous or infamous and popular.
The city was originally called Rancho de la Tia Juana and was given its birth after the borders were set up between the United States and Mexico.
During the 1920's, the U.S. Prohibition Liquor Laws made this border city an obvious magnet to liquor thirsty tourists from California and beyond. It soon offered casino gaming, horse racing, shopping, a world famous health spa, and Caesar Salads.
In the 1930's born Agua Caliente in Tijuana, Mexico. A lavish resort built by 3 American gangsters (Ben "Bugsy" Siegel was supposedly involved) and a Mexican Governor "Abelardo Rodriguez", Agua Caliente opened in 1928. Bungalows, waterfalls, several golf courses, gourmet cuisine, Agua Caliente was like a small town unto itself. Agua Caliente also had a racetrack operation for a while, opening in 1930. This was before there was a Las Vegas. Movie moguls and stars of stage and screen would take the jaunt down to Agua Caliente for the weekend and play the horses, golf, swim, and just be seen. More than 80,000 people attended the races there every weekend. Celebrities who played the Agua Caliente Casino or started their careers include; Jimmy Durante, Rita Hayworth, Tom Mix, Oliver Hardy and Fred Astaire.Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford and Spencer Tracy and Al Capone were guests.
The casino did tremendous business, but was closed down by the New Mexican president Lazaro Cardenas in 1935 and was replaced by 5 schools. Many Tunnels were found in the casino that were used by Al Capone and his people to cross liquor to U.S. and are actually closed.
At the ultramodern Tijuana Cultural Center complex, which houses a magnificent IMAX theatre, visitors can view films about Mexico's history and heritage. The center also features a space theater, a museum with a permanent collection of Mexican artifacts, a performing arts theater with excellent acoustics, and several restaurants.
This is the cultural centre of tijuana called "cecut" and the place of the picture in Tijuana we call "la bola" in English, is the ball, this for the form of the bulding inside of this projets Imax movies. The cultural centre has museum whit some paints a replics of aztec and mayan culture. Some parts of the museum is free and other part are not free. Other sight of entrenamient is the theatre whit show sometimes ballet, clasical music and theatre (but you need undestrand spanish, no has english performances). You can buy the tickets for museum theatre and the imax movies at ticket office inside in the buiding of the theatre.
Tijuana Cultural Center is a must see for Tijuana visitors. The center includes a bookstore where visitors can learn the history of Tijuana and often find free art exhibits.
Visitors can enjoy the cafe, restaurants, a courtyard, a concert hall and a museum that houses various exhibits of the different regions of Mexico and a permanent collection of Mexican artifacts.
For those looking for more active entertainment there is an Omnimax theater featuring films about Mexico's history and heritage, and a performing arts theater. At the Omnimax Theater you can see breathtaking views while soaring over the pyramids and the beaches of Acapulco and Cancun.
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