Embrace the local culture with a day watching bullfighting in Plaza Monumental. The large inverted dome next to the beach has been one of Tijuana’s icons for many decades. Regular concerts, boxing matches and other exciting events also take place in the arena, which can hold more than 21,000 spectators.
Take your seat in the historic stadium to watch a bullfight, an event that is one of Mexico’s longstanding traditions. Purchase tickets to one of the 40 private ringside boxes, which each fit six people. Watch the matador and the fearsome bull face off in the spacious ring. A typical fight, involving three matadors who each take on two bulls, can take up to 3 hours.
Sit in the spacious courtyard outside and gaze up at the stadium, a fine example of postmodern classical architecture. The grand complex is home to a butchering hall, holding pen, infirmary and many other rooms. Dine at one of the restaurants and bars found inside the arena.
English speakers may know the stadium, which was founded in 1960, as the Bullring by the Sea. Many world-renowned matadors have graced this stadium over the decades.
The high season for bullfighting in this stadium is from July to October. Fights start late in the afternoon. There is a price for entry to many of the events and musical performances. If you are at the plaza earlier in the day, combine your visit with a trip to the large stretch of beaches nearby. Relax under an umbrella or sunbathe in the Tijuana heat. Take a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean to cool down and enjoy the oceanfront restaurants, cafés and shops
Plaza Monumental is located just a few yards from the U.S. border in northwestern Tijuana. The Border Monument at the entrance to Friendship Park stands on the north side of the square, while the beaches and the Pacific Ocean lie to the west. Take a 10-mile (16.1-kilometer) taxi from Tijuana International Airport.
Located in Centro, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Fronton Jai Alai Palace and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Club Campestre Golf Course. Av Revolución and The Emporium are also within 10 minutes.
This bed & breakfast is located in Tijuana (Playas de Tijuana), close to the beach, Plaza Monumental de Playas, and Border Field State Park. Area attractions also include Casa de la Cultura and Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral.
This apartment building is located in Tijuana (Playas de Tijuana), close to Plaza Monumental de Playas and Border Field State Park. Area attractions also include Casa de la Cultura and Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral.
This family-friendly Tijuana hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Caliente Racetrack Casino and Club Campestre Golf Course. Agua Caliente Racetrack and Municipal Auditorium Fausto Gutierrez Moreno are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Tijuana, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Casa de la Cultura, Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral, and Old City Hall. El Popo Market and Av Revolución are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Centro, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral and El Popo Market. The Emporium and Casa de la Cultura are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Tijuana, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Casa de la Cultura, Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral, and Old City Hall. El Popo Market and Tijuana Wax Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Tijuana, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tijuana Cultural Center, Centro Cultural Tijuana, and Tijuana Wax Museum. Museo de Cera and Hidalgo Market are also within 1 mi (2 km).