10 Off-Beat Places To See In Tijuana
Leave your gringo stereotypes at the border, and visit one of the most misunderstood cities in the world.
1. La Mona
Designed by artist Armando Munoz, La Mona is Tijuana’s version of the Statue of Liberty. Except, she’s naked.
CECUT or “La Bola” as it is referred to by locals, is the city’s art museum. The admission to the museum is free on Sundays.
3. Cristo del Sagrado Corazón
Evoking a serious feeling of WWJD, Cristo del Sagrado Corazón towers over all the houses in the beach town of Rosarito that is just a few miles outside of Tijuana.
4. La Sirena
Also, just outside the city limits of Tijuana, residing in Puerto Nuevo lies a home designed in the shape of a nude woman. La Sirena, Spanish for mermaid, is the second architectural design by Armando Munoz.
5. Cristo Rey de Los Alamos
Looks like you’re in Brazil, only you’re in Mexico.
6. Border Field State Park / Friendship Park
The Foursquare check-in for this place is “El limite de la Republica mexicana” and it is exactly that, the limit of Mexico. Take time to see the graffiti and murals drawn on the border wall.
7. Go see a Lucha Libre match at Auditorio Muncipal
Way before Hulk Hogan, there was Mexican wrestling. And, the ridiculous costumes are the best part!
8. Mercado Hidalgo
The oldest outdoor market in Tijuana and the best place to pick up souvenirs to take home.
9. Visit Juan Soldado’s Grave
Juan Soldado is the Patron Saint of Illegal Immigrants. The saint hood is not official by the Catholic church. However, it doesn’t bother the mass amounts of people who visit his grave religiously.
10. Tijuana Taco Tour
The best tacos you will ever experience in your life. The end.