4. The Monumental Clock ("Reloj Monumental"):
Symbol of the modern Tijuana, this arch was dedicated in the year two thousand for the second millennium. Since then it has been a source of friendly debate between the citizens of the City.
5. Saint Cecilia Square or Arguello Square ("Plaza Santa Cecilia o Plaza Arguello)
Located on one of Tijuana’s oldest streets (Arguello Boulevard), this square is the only one on a transverse street from the original city grid.
Presently you may find stores and restaurants. Also you can find a Mariachi band at almost any hour of day or night.
6. Hard Rock Café:
Like many other tourist cities, Tijuana is host to one of these establishments founded in England in the 1970s.
The building it occupies was home to one of Tijuana’s first bowling alleys. Later it became a restaurant famous for its burritos named Bowl Corona ("Bol Corona").
After the building was gutted by a fire, the burritos moved and the HRC moved in.
To this day you can still find these famous burritos in many places in Town.
7. Historic Bank Building ("Banco Histórico"):
This is one of Tijuana’s oldest private buildings. This structure was built to resemble the French style in vogue during the early part of last century.
On this same street you may find other examples of this style of architecture but none are in such a good state of preservation.
8. The original Caesar’s Palace Hotel (Hotel César’s):
This hotel, also one of Tijuana’s oldest, has a very unique claim to fame. It was the birthplace of the Caesar Salad in the first half of last century.
Few people think of this salad as a Mexican dish, but it is.
9. Hand Craft Center ("Centro de Artesanías"):
Here you can find hand crafts from different parts of Mexico. Here over 200 people come together to offer products of varying quality and price.
10. Jai Alai Fronton Palace (Basque Ball):
The Jai Alai (high allI) was dedicated in 1947 in the faithful tradition of Spanish Basque Ball form the Basque Region of Spain that Borders France.
Its known as a Palace because of its luxurious appointments for both guests and the "pelotaris" (Ball Players).
Although not practiced anymore here in Tijuana, it’s still a popular sport in many Iberoamerican countries.
11. Chiki Jai Café
This Restaurant and Café was established a year after the Jai Alai first came into operation. It has been serving Spanish food for over fifty years. Once the property of a Spanish diplomat I was a favorite hangout of the Pelotari and Bullfighters. To this day it is still owned and operated by a family of strong Spanish tradition.