Ciudad Juárez Travel Guide

  • Ciudad Juárez
    by lashr1999
  • Ciudad Juárez
    by lashr1999
  • Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadalupe
    Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadalupe
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Ciudad Juárez Things to Do

  • 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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Ciudad Juárez Restaurants

  • anything that is in a stand

    if you want good authentic mexican food visit the food stands in juarez they may seem like shacks but they are the best food in town. dont fall for the hype these high price restuarants charge. they have awesome places with exotic dining experiences but there food is usualy bland. i am an american who livied in juarez for five years and i thought...

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  • 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 Nightlife

  • by elmajico Written Jul 18, 2006

    dont park anywhere in juarez if you must leave your car in el paso right next to the downtown bridge. If anything use taxis and only the new looking taxis that come up to you. If your white dont act mexican just act like bad ass white people mexicans from juarez are impressed whith that. Also if there is anything that you might want dont ask other mexicans, ask the taxi drivers. mexican taxi drivers know everything. dont trust that idiot you met at a club.

    Dress Code: there are allot of dress codes but if your a pimp or ballar all you need is some cash to grease these monkeys. show the door guys a hundred dollar bill and tell them your "the ***ing man tonight" this also works with juarez cops although it doesnt take as much, usualy only twenty to thirty dollars.

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Ciudad Juárez Transportation

  • the newest taxi

    a taxi is the best way to get around juarez. the taxis in juarez are the best in knowint what is going around town. no one else can tell you what juares is about. make sure you dont trust just any mexican whol thinks he knows juarez. If you are ever unshure use this as a guidline. if a taxi takes you anywhere where you pass a railroad tracks and...

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  • Crossing the border to Juarez Mexico

    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...

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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.

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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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Ciudad Juárez Favorites

  • 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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