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Ciudad Juarez
Travel Guide

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Discover the story of this tenacious Mexican frontier town on a tour of its galleries, museums, national monuments, parks and plazas. 

Visit Ciudad Juárez to experience a side of Mexico away from tropical beach resorts and Aztec culture. Explore a city with strong links to the nation’s revolutionary history. Established in 1659, Ciudad Juárez boomed during the U.S. Prohibition with revelers crossing the border to enjoy the city’s nightlife. It gained notoriety in the 1990s for drug warfare but has reinvented itself and now declares, “Juarez is waiting for you.”

The city sprawls along the banks of the Río Grande. Distances between most major attractions are large. Travel around via taxi or ride on the sightseeing Turibus Juárez. Explore the historic center by visiting the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Plaza de Armas. Relive the Mexican Revolution and pre-Revolution Mexico under the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz at the nearby Museum of the Border Revolution.

Walk to Plaza Benito Juárez to see the Benito Juárez Monument, dedicated to an influential figure of the Mexican-American War. Catch a taxi to the Ciudad Juárez Art Museum, which puts on exhibitions by local and international artists. About 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) east is Paso del Norte Cultural Center, a venue for live music and performing arts.

In the north of the city, and along the Mexico-U.S. border, are popular urban spaces. Learn about pre-Hispanic civilizations at Chamizal Museum of Archaeology in Chamizal Federal Public Park. Gaze up at the soaring Monument Mexicanidad in Plaza de la Mexicanidad. South of the city center is Central Park, home to botanical gardens and the family-friendly museum La Rodadora Interactive Space.

Shop for leather goods, masks and musical instruments at the City Market. Don’t miss Casa de Adobe, a house museum which hosted the planning of the Mexican Revolution. For fun, join a sandboarding tour at Samalayuca Sand Dunes.

Reach Ciudad Juárez by flying to Ciudad Juárez International Airport, about 9 miles (15 kilometers) south of the city center. You can also get here by public bus from El Paso, Texas. Remember to bring your passport.

Krystal Urban Ciudad Juárez by US Consulate
Krystal Urban Ciudad Juárez by US Consulate
3 out of 5
Av. Tecnologico 3750, Partido Iglesias, Ciudad Juarez, CHIH
The price is $48 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from La Rodadora Espacio Interactivo and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from American Consulate. Central Park and Star ...
3.8/5Good! (971 reviews)
"Lobby, room, restaurant five star upscale level, breakfast was fantastic, wait staff superb, from American perspective best value for money ever"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Krystal Urban Ciudad Juárez by US Consulate
Hotel Lucerna Ciudad Juarez
Hotel Lucerna Ciudad Juarez
4.5 out of 5
Paseo Triunfo De La Republica 3976, Ciudad Juarez, CHIH
The price is $74 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 5
Located in the heart of Ciudad Juarez, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hospital de la Mujer, Plaza de las Americas, and Jaime Canales Lira Stadium. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (971 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Hotel Lucerna Ciudad Juarez
Hotel Maria Bonita Consulado Americano
Hotel Maria Bonita Consulado Americano
3.5 out of 5
v. Paseo de la Victoria #4451, Col. Partido Iglesias, Ciudad Juarez, CHIH
The price is $61 per night from May 29 to May 29
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Las Misiones and American Consulate. Juarez Market and Plaza Theater are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Good place to stay"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Hotel Maria Bonita Consulado Americano
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Extended Suites Ciudad Juarez Consulado
Extended Suites Ciudad Juarez Consulado
3 out of 5
Ramón Rivera Lara, 8651, Col. Partido Senecu, Ciudad Juarez, CHIH
The price is $43 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Las Misiones and American Consulate. Star Medica Hospital Ciudad Juarez2 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,036 reviews)
"Excellent people , and beautiful property 😀"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Extended Suites Ciudad Juarez Consulado
Arroyos Del Paraíso / Consulado a Minutos
Arroyos Del Paraíso / Consulado a Minutos
Ciudad Juarez, CHH
Situated in Ciudad Juarez, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of American Consulate, Plaza Las Misiones, and Star Medica Hospital Ciudad Juarez2. Plaza ...
Arroyos Del Paraíso / Consulado a Minutos
Casa Andares
Casa Andares
Ciudad Juarez, CHH
Situated in Ciudad Juarez, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Star Medica Hospital Ciudad Juarez2 and American Consulate. Plaza Las Misiones and La ...
3/5 (1 review)
Poner jabón de manos en el baño por favor y otro tipo de jabón para los trastes huele feo ese
"Todo bien muchas gracias"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2021

Casa Andares
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Ciudad Juarez

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3/5 - Okay

Samuel

Apr 1, 2020

Well we just stayed and finished personal things to do and came back to El Paso, TX as we had to stop by coming back from Chihuahua, Chihuahua. As the city I would only recommend visiting tourist areas and not leave the safe zones.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Mar 23, 2020

Insecure,bad roads every way you go

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

Safe city

3/5 - Okay

SC

Feb 29, 2020

Area near consulate feels safe. All hotel and restaurant employees are very welcoming. As a foreign visitor, in other areas (like the Cathedral/Centro area) you get a lot of attention in a negative/uncomfortable way.

4/5 - Good

N

Feb 24, 2020

It's on the record to be relatively unsafe and everyone I met warns against going alone. I enjoyed myself, kept my activities very basic, but enjoyed myself without incident

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 21, 2020

I would not pick this place for a leisure trip, I just simply had to go to the US Consulate.

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