Museums and Art in Tijuana

Tijuana as a border city is one of the most important seedbeds of art in Baja California and the country. Visiting its cultural spaces is always surprising because of the diversity of the exhibits. An obligatory stop is Cine Tonalá; it has a screening room that shows alternative films, theater productions and stand-up comedy shows. From its terrace, you can enjoy an impressive view of Avenida Revolución and the Jai Alai building, whilst sipping one of their cocktails. If you’re lucky you might catch an outdoor film showing, a magic show, or live jazz. A short walk away is the Museo de la Lucha Libre Mexicana (Mexican Lucha Libre Museum), the only one in the state that displays a private collection of almost 7000 objects related to the world of wrestling: masks, photos, comic strips, and specialized magazines form a part of this exhibition.

Those who wish to know what goes on every day in the city’s cultural scene come to El Lugar del Nopal, a cultural forum where you can listen to good music in a bohemian setting. La Casa de la Cultura Altamira, El Bordo in Playas de Tijuana and  Playas de Tijuana Cultural Center all keep Tijuana’s art scene alive by holding workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, plays, reading forums and various other artistic activities.

The Caja Galería is another space that is great to visit if you want to know what local and international artists are creating. It doesn’t just showcase contemporary art, it also aims to teach visitors about the appreciation and understanding of the visual arts.





Cine Tonalá, Avenida Revolución, Zona Centro, Tijuana, B.C., México

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