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Visiting Tijuana Cultural Center

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The Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) is a cultural center in the Zona Río district of Tijuana, Mexico. The center opened 20 October 1982, and accommodates more than a million visitors per year, it has a huge museum and huge dome of IMAX theater. In 2017, the CECUT achieved the highest attendance in its history, registering a figure of 2 million 55 thousand 722 visitors.

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Tijuana Cultural Center, one of the best things to do in Tijuana

Tijuana Cultural Center, one of the best things to do in Tijuana

1. EL CUBO (The Cube)

1. EL CUBO (The Cube)

In September 2008, on the eve of its 26th anniversary, CECUT opened its doors to a brand new building called 'El Cubo' (The Cube), so named because of the contrast between the nickname of the OMNIMAX cinema 'The Ball'. Museum space with an area of ??1,500 square meters of exhibition area that undoubtedly gives the city and its visitors the opportunity to appreciate masterpieces of universal art more frequently, as well as various cultural manifestations. The site has high technical specifications to house art collections in its three rooms, and also offers multidisciplinary cultural events in its various areas, such as: Cube Hall, Terraces 1, 2 and 3, Mezzanine and English Hall today known as 'Station Vizcaíno', a space where you can listen to classical music and audios of Spanish-American literature in the voices of various contemporary authors. The Cube is open on Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Don't forget to include EL CUBE within your list of things to do at Tijuana Cultural Center Tour.

2. Museo de las Californias

2. Museo de las Californias

Another things to do at Tijuana Cultural Center Tour is to visit 'Museo de las Californias'. The museum stores over 200 pieces and is a walk through the history of the Baja Peninsula and the state of California from the prehistoric period until the first half of the 20th century. Also a pre-Hispanic garden, called 'Jardin Caracol' (Snail Garden), that contains sculptures from the different regions of the mesoamerican cultures that inhabited south Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish Army. Visitors can have the experience of going through the exhibition while enjoying a coffee since there is a little coffee shop in the garden. Museo de las Californias is open onTuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

3.  CECUTi - the Reading Room for Children

3. CECUTi - the Reading Room for Children

This space has the mission of hosting family and school audiences who wish to enjoy a recreational and formative reading in a welcoming environment and freedom of approach to reading and play. In this sense, the CECUTi complies with the toy library profile that includes the play equipment, thus rescuing one of the children's rights established by UNESCO: the right to play as an indispensable starting point for the integral development of the child; a place where you will find various activities that encourage the habit and taste for reading from the early stages of child development. The CECUTi has a forum for storytelling and storytelling, a free reading room, a space for games and more than 1,500 books, in addition children can request a loan card and choose up to 3 books to enjoy them in the comfort of their home. The CECUTi is open on Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and it's a free entry

4.  the Carlos Monsivais Room

4. the Carlos Monsivais Room

If you are a fan of movies, then you have to put the Carlos Monsivais Room into your list of things to do at Tijuana Cultural Center Tour. At Cineteca Carlos Monsiváis you'll enjoy a place designed for your viewing pleasure of classic movies from all-around the world. This movie theater opens up the cultural offer for its locals as well as visitors as it is at the Tijuana Cultural Center, a must for anyone visiting. La Cineteca, as the locals call it, is a place for people who are enthusiastic about the film industry, whether they are involved in the business or just love the movies and want to expand their horizons. It is common watching independent Latin-American films, movies for kids and youngsters. Prices are accessible and the ambience is definitely worth it.

5.  Shops and Coffee Shops

5. Shops and Coffee Shops

A small museum gift shop that sells handmade Mexican crafts, souvenirs, and books as a gift or memory of your Tijuana Cultural Center Tour. Cafe Cecut is a casual spot serving coffee, sandwiches, and weekend brunch items like chilaquiles that is much needed after a long Tijuana Cultural Center Tour.

Tijuana Cultural Center Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Eventhough the entrance fee to the museum is free, some exhibits sectioned need an entrance ticket. You can get the ticket to start your Tijuana Cultural Center Tour at the main entrance ticket sale. Ticket prices are varied, depend on where you wanted to go. Below is Tijuana Cultural Center list of ticket price: OMNIMAX Cinema: $ 52.00 mn General admission and $ 31.00 mn Children. The Carlos Monsivais Room: $42.00 mn for General admission. Muse de las Californias: $ 27.00 mn for General admission and $ 17.00 mn for Children. El Cubo: $48.00 mn for General admission and $27.00 mn for Children. CECUTi: Free Entry

How To Get Around?

It is best to go around and having your Tijuana Cultural Center Tour on foot, walking around between galleries and exhibitions. It's never too crowded—thanks in large part to the many different art spaces—and you'll see a mix of tourists, local families with kids, and school groups.

What Should I Wear?

Comfortable clothes and shoes are the best to wear during your Tijuana Cultural Center Tour. Please take notes that August is the hottest month in Tijuana with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F) and the coldest is January at 13°C (55°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 14 in June. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 21°C (70°F).

Tijuana Cultural Center Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can have your Tijuana Cultural Center Tour at all time of the year, but make sure to take notes on special festivals and events. Tijuana Cultural Center is open from Monday to Sunday, at 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM.


While the Mexican peso is the legal currency, US dollars are widely used and accepted, even by locals.

Will I Need a Guide?

Most signs are in both Spanish and English, but you can schedule 80-minute guided tours in English or Spanish for groups of 15 or more to maximize your Tijuana Cultural Center Tours.

How To Get There?

Bus or Light Rail and other options are relevant public transportation alternatives that may be used to reach Tijuana Cultural Center. The following transit lines have routes that pass near Tijuana Cultural Center - Light Rail: UC SAN DIEGO BLUE LINE; Bus: 906.

Additional Info

Please remember that Spanish is the dominant language in Tijuana, as it is in much of Mexico. However, English is spoken by almost everybody in the city's tourist hot spots as well as by some taxi drivers and the Americans who live in the city. Having someone with you who can speak Spanish will be helpful when going away from the city's tourist hot spotscity's tourist hot spots.