Civic Center Plaza, El Paso

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One Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901 +1 (800) 351-6024 toll free

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    Union Plaza

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Feb 16, 2012

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    Union Plaza
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    Union Plaza is an area of downtown El Paso. It includes the convention center, a vibrant entertainment district, some new residential units and many restaurants.

    On the Saturday we visited the Union Plaza area there were several events going on at the Convention Center. Folks of all ages were attending.

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    Civic Center Plaza and around

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 26, 2007

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    A complex of modern buildings covers large area of downtown El Paso (at Civic Center Plaza):
    1. Round building of Visitors Bureau (tourist information there),
    2. Judson F. Williams Convention Center (picture 2): very modern complex, remodeled in 2002 and worth a quick look for every fan of modern architecture; some parts made of glass look similar to new houses of German parliament in Berlin; check events here,
    3. Abraham Chavez Theater (picture 3) of interesting sombrero-shaped architecture, check events here

    There are a few more points of interest next to Civic Center Plaza including:
    I. at southern side of Main Street east of the Visitors Bureau:
    - El Paso Museum of Art - American (mainly Southwestern) and Mexican fine art (paintings and sculpture), European old paintings (Baroque mainly); I paid attention to paintings of Venice by Italian painter Canaletto (1697 - 1768); his nephew Bernardo Bellotto (1720 - 1780) was also a landscape painter (called Canaletto younger) and he was a court painter of King of Poland Stanislaw August Poniatowski in Warsaw; his paintings of Warsaw were used for rebuilding the city after its near complete destruction in World War II.
    - Plaza Theatre

    II. at Miles Ave., south of the above buildings:
    - Camino Real Hotel

    III. north of Convention Center
    - El Paso City Hall (Mexican architecture)

    IV. futher northeast along W. Missouri St.:
    - Insights El Paso Science Museum
    - El Paso History Museum
    - Main Branch of El Paso Public Library, the first public library in Texas (free internet up to 1 hour for every visitor there).

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Architecture

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