Visitors cannot miss three main attractions in Mexicali. The first is the Museo UABC del Instituto de Investigaciones Culturales (Cultural Research Institute of the state university), where the history of Baja California is waiting to be discovered in the museum’s three exhibit spaces. There are fossils, artefacts of the Yumana culture, the colonial period and representations of all the changes which the region has experienced up to modern times. A stroll through the museum is highly recommended.
Along Avenida Madero, a palm-lined stretch entering the city, from where stunning red sunsets can be admired, is a building which has stood since 1916. It began life as a school, then an administrative building, a library, and finally what we now know it as: the Casa de Cultura. Today, its rooms are home to art exhibitions, dance, music and painting classes, and the city’s historical archive.
A place where fans of old western movies will feel right at home is the Museo Valle de Mexicali. The scene is set with 1920’s antiques sharing their space with machinery for cotton, wheat and maize farming. Other exhibits also help to give life to the model town of Oro Blanco. Make the most of your visit by dining in the museum’s restaurant, which has won many accolades for its delicious cuisine.
Instituto de Investigaciones Culturales-Museo . UABC, Nueva, Mexicali, B.C., MéxicoSee map