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    Pre-Columbian Style Sculptures

    by lmkluque Updated Mar 17, 2012

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    Obscured by the hectic tourist activity along Avenida Revolucion these marvelous pre-Columbian-style sculptures stand at various spots throughout the Avenue and seemed to be mostly ignored

    I can't say that they are historically accurate, nor that they should be, just that they are a sign of the pride and the sense of an ancient past Mexican's share. While in Tijauna take a good look at these works of art and enjoy the offering.

    It is possible to buy small copies of pre-Columbian statuary in some of the Curio shops, but you might have to look carefully. I've bought them at the "Sombrero Arcade" on Avenida Revolucion between Calles 3 & 4 (This archade is almost the full block, between Revolucion and Madero.) downstairs.

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    A Pleasant Resting Place

    by lmkluque Updated Mar 17, 2012

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    This small park comes into view as you decend the west end of the bridge from Plaza Viva Tijuana. The lower three block section of Articulo 123 / Calle 1, from Avenida Negrete toward Avenida Revolucion has been transformed into a pedestrian street. Along both sides are many curio stalls, food carts and a few restaruant / bars. El Arco, the huge Arch of Tijuana marks the end of the pedestrian section of First Street at Avenida Revolucion.

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    Plaza Viva Tijuana!

    by lmkluque Updated Mar 17, 2012

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    Plaza Viva Tijuana is relatively new and though there is an order to the structures, it doesn't have the historical presence found on Avenida Revolucion.

    It is a short walk from the border gate to this Plaza and you will have the opportunity to pass by the famous yellow taxi stand. This is the first shopping area after crossing the border and among the offerings you'll find Restaurants, Bars, Pharmacies, Liquor Stores, Curio Shops, Restrooms, Baja California State Tourism (Info Booth) and the Oficinas de Migracion. (Mexican Immigration Offices.)

    Around the Plaza square are three restaurant / bars with terrace or patio seating as well as other businesses the tourist might be interested in.

    At the end of Plaza Viva Tijuana going west begins the ramp to a walking bridge which spans the Tijuana River Canal. It is usually dry except after heavy rains. Along the ramp and the bridge are many local sellers offering their wares. One of the most interesting, I thought, were a couple of young ladies braiding hair. Their prices were much less than charged in salons and they did a pretty good job of it.

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    Playas de Tijuana

    by lmkluque Updated Mar 17, 2012

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    Playas is the word for Beaches in Spanish. If you are not a surfer nor a Bull Fight aficionado you may not even have heard of Playas de Tijuana.

    However, at the beach in Tijuana there are a couple of things to see, besides sand and Pacific Ocean. The Bull Ring and the Border Park right on the border of Mexico and the USA. It is a popular place during the summer and over the years has evolved. Still, Rosarito Beach seems more active and more popular, this is still a fun beach too.

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  • the best pizza in the world is in tijuana!

    by iris191082 Written Aug 9, 2011

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    the best thing about this street is that they have this pizza place "landinis pizzeria" that is really by far the best pizza i ever had, thin and crispy, authentic italian flavor! if u ever go to tijuana in ave revolucion, make sure you dont miss it!

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    Assorted Tijuana City Views

    by machomikemd Updated Dec 7, 2009

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    the different faces of tijuana area as the sprawling city of tijuana has many city views which are contrasts. Tijuana is both a progressive city and a city of squalor, a city of huge business opportunities and illegal drugs. Tijuana is a transit point for illegal immigration into the United States, as well as a common destination for any illegal Mexican immigrants deported from the West Coast of the United States. As such, some areas are swollen with poor people with no roots in the city, who inhabit shantytowns. Apart from these poor migrants, Tijuana is one of the wealthiest cities in Mexico. Some (mainly residential) areas of the city reflect the significant number of wealthy people who inhabit the city.

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    San Ysidro Border Crossing

    by risse73 Written Mar 13, 2008

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    You can do the border crossing in many ways. Most people drive to the border in San Ysidro, park their cars, and TJ is just right there. Others get there via trolley from San Diego. The San Ysidro border crossing has an information center. The San Ysidro shopping outlet is also in the vicinity.

    Here's a link with information about the SY border crossing:

    http://www.tijuana.com/info.html

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    Sit on a donkey/burro

    by david1982 Written Oct 25, 2006

    On most street corners there are donkeys/burros, where foolish tourists (including me) can park their bum, wear a silly hat and have their photo taken with an old stylee camera.

    Mine was taken on "Bimbo" the burro, apparantly the donkeys are painted in local factories!

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    Tijuana - the city

    by david1982 Written Oct 25, 2006

    Tijuana is quite an interesting city. Extremely busy, somewhat dirty, very typical of many other cities in the world. Haggling, cheap viagra (!), kids begging for money, the usual.

    A good place to pop to for a few hours for lunch or to buy some bargains in the local shops (just remember to haggle!)

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    If you're not here for the Viagra...........

    by johngayton Written May 6, 2006

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    ..................then you can always get your teeth fixed!

    Aside from the tourist tack places and the pharmacies, the majority of the "shops" here seemed to be dentists. Must do some research on this, but they all seemed to be professional set-ups and with the amount of competetion they should be good at what they do.

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    The Minaret

    by mikarov99 Written Oct 13, 2005

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    This is a historical monument of Tijuana is one part of the old casino of Agua Caliente, this casino has been demolished in the 1940's in the program to build the high school of Lazaro Cardenas in Tijuana but this part has been conservated. I study here and the bad notice for the tourists is can be imposible enter to my school or need a diplomatic skill for the guards and school authorities and other problem is possible you can't climb. but if you can enter you can ask for it. if the answer is positive (a privilege) and you give a incrible views in tbe top of minaret.

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    Bull Fights or Animal execution?

    by Travel2write Written May 13, 2005

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    I never really got into this, but it's part of the culture and history of Mexico!

    Cheer On The Matadors Or The Bulls It Will Be A Memorable day.

    Bullfighting Season Lasts From May Thru October. Bull Fights are held every other Sunday

    Bullfighting(Corridas de Toros)
    Toreo de Tijuana at Agua Caliente
    011-52 (66) 86-1510
    Or
    Plaza Monumental at Playa de Tijuana
    011-52 (66) 80-1808

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    mexicans didn't dance on our hats.

    by johnwilky53 Written Mar 6, 2005

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    park the car on the usa side,walk thro' into another world,just getting the bus from the border crossing into the town was enlightening.the bus would have been codemened years ago in merry olde.singers got on to serenade the passengers.loads of street sellers ,souveniers ,food etc
    we felt as though we were on the set of a western film .
    oh yes it was incredibly hot.

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    Calle Constitución

    by misviajes Updated Dec 28, 2004

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    Walk down Constitution, between Calle 8 (8th Street) and Calle Juárez. I would start up around Calle 6, and walk north to Calle Juárez, turn left, go one block west to the Cathedral, then east back to Plaza Santa Cecelia, the diagonal street that runs northeast from Juárez. Lots of outdoor stands selling trinkets. This will bring you out at Calle 1, and Revolution, at the Hotel Nelson, at foot of the Arch.
    Larger picture of the map at my website.

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    Peanuts&Beer

    by noli Written Jun 16, 2004

    Ok, here's one for the guys. Fellas, you have come to the right place to have some fun with the senioritas.

    Peantus&Beer is a strip club located on the main party street, Revolution Street, in Tijuana. Unlike the strip clubs in the U.S., you can actually touch these women if you pay for a lap dance. What's cool is the lapdances are two for $20.00 as opposed to only one dance for the same price in Los Angeles. Here they actually play the whole song too, not a snippet of it like in the U.S. clubs. If they girls like you they'll let you get away with things that would have you promptly thrown out of any strip club in America.

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