Zebra-Donkeys in Avenida Revolución

The center of Tijuana can only be understood using this avenue (Avenida Revolución) as a starting point. It is lined with restaurants, bars, palm trees, emblematic constructions such as the Jai Alai Mudejar-style building, and sidewalks that have been walked for centuries by people passing between Mexico and the United States. Always living on the edge, everything here is movement and mixture, which is why there are donkeys disguised as zebras awaiting tourists and their cameras, handicraft and curiosities stores, and mariachis singing songs of welcome and farewell in Plaza Santa Cecilia. To one side, towering over Calle Primera, is the Arco de Tijuana, a monument to modernity which is also a clock. A few blocks away, people go in search of the Mercado El Popo, saturated with piñatas, candy and fruit stands. 

The commotion moves from one place to the next, nobody stays in one place for long, and any late nights on La Revu (the nickname for Avenida Revolución) are also topped off with artistic talent. This is where, for example, you will find the Plaza Revolución art galleries. If you are looking to come across the work of emerging artists, as well as installations, and recently acclaimed books, this is the place: Atelier 109, La Blástula and Norte Galería. Two small underground worlds that can be accessed from the main avenue, the Pasaje Gómez and the Pasaje Rodríguez passageways, complete the city’s cultural scene.




Arco Monumental, Avenida Revolución, Zona Centro, Tijuana, B.C., México

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