Ciudad Juárez Travel Guide

  • I walked to the Cathedral
    I walked to the Cathedral
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Ciudad Juárez Things to Do

  • Statue devoted to Fray Garcia de San...

    Besides the cathedral Santa Virgen de Guadalupe, there was a statue devoted to Fray Garcia de San Francisco, the founder of the city (in 1659), when creating the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.In those times Ciudad Juarez (named Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Mansos del Paso del Río del Norte).When leaving the city, on foot to the bus...

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  • Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadalupe

    The Cathedral was built in 1945 and had to be rebuilt in 1975 due to a fire. Since 1957 the cathedral has been the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese and has been dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe. The south side of the cathedral features a beautiful stained glass window representing "The Grace of God in the salvation of Mexico through the Virgin...

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  • Mercado Juarrez

    While here we headed to an indoor market which had many souvenirs. I tried on a sombrero for fun. What caught my eye was the Dia de los Muertos statues that were being sold. I had to have one. As I am not a good bargainer, I asked Roy to help me with the price. They started asking for $120, then $100, then $75. Roy got it finally for my price of...

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  • Bullfight

    I really felt the presence of Spain, when on Easter Weekend, 2003, I saw my first Bullfight in Juarez. I think Juarez was an excellent place to see this. The Plaza is plenty big, lots of parking, clean, etc.

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  • People watching at Plaza Principal

    As venders and beggars harrassed me all the way down Avenida Juárez, I was refreshingly ignored at Plaza Principal. Even the fellow sitting next to me, hawking large bags of cocaine (or something that looked like coke) paid me no mind.This picture was taken at the intersection of Avenida Juárez and Avenida 16 de Septiembre, at least a 100 meters...

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  • I'm afraid shopping, since...

    I'm afraid shopping, since friends had given me a huge shopping list - which turned out to be very simple. Mexican blankets, Mexican jumpers - and please no Mexican jewellery or pottery. So anyway, other than the shops by the side of the street, I also tried two places that were recommended to me: the Mercado Tipico and the Mercado Juarez. Both...

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Ciudad Juárez Hotels

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Ciudad Juarez

    Ejercito Nacional 8211, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, 32528, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Conquistador Inn

    Av. Ejercito Nacional 8805, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hampton Inn Ciudad Juarez

    Boulevard Tomas Fernandez 7770, Ciudad Juarez 32440, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

Ciudad Juárez Restaurants

  • Restaurants in Juarez Mexico

    I have no idea the name of th restaurant but it was right near the border. We ate in an authentic Mexican restaurant where mariachis would ask if they could play for you and street vendors would sell their beaded and painted wares. The food was excellent. You could tell the guacamole had just been made from crushed avocados and lemon. This was not...

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  • call_me_rhia's Restaurant Tip

    obviously Mexican food: my real favourite food in the world. I may have seen little in Ciudad Juarez, but surely I have eaten a lot. I actually did not eat the previous day, so I crossed the border nicely hungry. What a delight: tacos, fajitas de pollo, burritos... and then again: nachos y guacamole, i could live on this... and drinks: margaritas...

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Ciudad Juárez Transportation

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    by lashr1999 Written Oct 29, 2005

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    The interesting thing is that you only need your driver’s license to get in and out of this part of Mexico. You do not need a passport if your stay is less than 72 hours and you do not travel pass the 18 mile limit. It costs 50c to cross the bridge into Juarez and come back. It takes 4$ to get you car into Juarez and back. I would advise against bringing your car in as you may not be riding it on your return trip;) People without bags are not questioned, if you do have bags you are questioned it seems. English is generally spoken though Spanish is helpful.Taxis are availible. You can use U.S. money. The border area is popular for food, clubs, bars, gambling and shopping.

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Ciudad Juárez Local Customs

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    by Swingophile Written Oct 19, 2004

    I traveled alone to Juarez for my 1st Bullfight. Being 6'3" and 220lbs, I guess I felt comfortable doing that, walking around, at night, by myself, and talking to strangers.
    Never had any problems, though I guess I wouldn't recommend it.
    I met Ray here, and he took me around to a few bars, etc. there's plenty of people around who will show you the ropes, for very little compensation, just use your best judgement.

    Ray

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Ciudad Juárez Warnings and Dangers

  • The Locals

    The local people here are of a special ilk. I dont know how else to describe them. Please note that I am not talking about all of the people that live in this hole, only 99% of them.The thing that I noticed is that when I would ask for directions, some of the responses that I recieved were not only in perfect English (slang included) but in feet...

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  • Money Changing Scam

    There is a scam that is done in all of the local shops and even some of the nicest hotels.It all depends on the exchange rate. When I was there, the exchange for a dollar was $10.50. I also had quite a few peso's on me and would purchase all of my items in peso's. However when my change would come back it would always be in US dollars. They would...

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  • Los drogas

    The El Paso/Ciudad Juárez border is one of the largest, if not the largest, drug trafficking spots on the US-Mexican border. Stick to well-lit major streets, be very careful at night (avoid walking alone) and watch out for pickpockets.

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Ciudad Juárez Tourist Traps

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    by call_me_rhia Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Woho not bad eh? one day in Ciudad Juarez and i even found a tourist trap: a big, fat, kitschy one. Some 'model' shopping center called Pueblito Mexicano. One can only describe it as architecturally offensive: neons and fake stained-glass trying to look like an obese Mexican Pueblo. Horrible outside, horrible inside - there were very few things opened. Luckily, i must add, such an offensive place was nearly deserted back then (1995)

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Ciudad Juárez Off The Beaten Path

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    by call_me_rhia Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I have seen very little. I kept walking and walking, just savouring the new surroundings and the atmosphere - occasioanlly being stopped by someone who gave me a leaflet, in Spanish, about some school of English in town. And finally: one great sight: a fantastic, wonderful church: Our Lady of Guadelupe in the Main Plaza: I really enjoyed the architecture, old paintings and the nice altars.

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  • just a suggestion

    I would recommend that you go to Chihuahua instead of Ciudad Juarez. It is a few hours away by car, but the city is so much friendlier as well as a heck of a lot cheaper.Chihuahua is one of my favorite cities in all of Mexico Looking at the bad 80's hair cuts.

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  • Nothing is Produced Here

    my title will tell youeverything that you need to know about Ciudad Juarez. Nothing and I do mean absolutly nothing is produced here. All of the goods or trinkets that you may find that are made in other Mexican cities, can be found here at a rediculasly high marked up price, but you will find nothing is from here.I was dissapointed when I couldnt...

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  • call_me_rhia's General Tip

    Mexico's 5th largest city, Ciudad Juarez and I graced such giant with only one day, of which - even more shamefully - i spent the half shopping. So forgive this page, totally unauthoritative - it's mostly to store my memories. Anyway, my fondest memory was figuring out a way to cross the border, and actually crossing it. Easy on the way out,...

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