The world-famous Avenida Revolucion is the most notorious and distinctive avenue in Tijuana, a touristic icon due to its historic background. It was precisely on this avenue where the tourism boomed for the city. Up to this day, Avenida Revolucion shows why this was so. Multiple colors, shapes, scents, textures and a mix of cultures from within the whole country emerge from this characteristic avenue; all of these with a very own Tijuana feeling of its own. This whole mix makes Avenida Revolucion a true sample of the Mexican folklore along its many shops, restaurants and bars, some of them with their terraces. As you walk down Avenida Revolucion, you will come across Calle Sexta (between Calle Madero and Constitucion) where blends of the most current urban and musical trends combine together in the many bars and discotheques along the street. You can enjoy anything from a cold craft beer, tequila shots to a cup of champagne.
A traditional characteristic on Avenida Revolucion is the many artisan crafts shops available that show the essence of every corner of Mexico; some of which produced by Tijuana natives. Items like stained glass, leather goods and figurines made out of papier mâché and many others that come from the different states of Mexico , for example, Talavera from Puebla, wooden Alebrijes from Oaxaca or the typical loose shirts from Yucatan known as Guayaberas. Also, on Avenida Revolucion you can find the unique zebradonkey, an icon from the city for almost a hundred years now. It is a must to take a picture with the typical Mexican attire they have for a very cool souvenir. In addition, you can find distinguished restaurants that invite you try their culinary fusions, awakening the senses in an all together with a Mexican touch that combined give as a result a worthy experience alongside live music and fun. Don’t miss out in a fun night in a Tijuana manner.
There are contemporary cultural places such as Pasaje Rodriguez and Pasaje Gomez (Av. Revolucion, between 3rd and 4th streets). These places gather a variety of galleries, fashion, theater performances, book stores, cafés and even a micro brewery that produces 100% Tijuana craft beer. There are festivals and diverse events in these Pasajes all year round.
Tijuana will surprise you and while on Avenida Revolucion, you are bound to find a little sample of the whole country in one place, a contemporary Mexico full of fine artisan handcrafts, artistic fusions, folklore, music, great food and visitants from all over the world.