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Cultural Center of Ensenada

Ensenada, Mexico
(646) 176-43-10
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Ensenada
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Housed in an old casino, this center contains space to be rented out for public events, but also has a natural history museum that can be seen for US$1.
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San Diego, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you live in California, Ensenada is at your fingertips... Come visit and ENJOY a TASTE OF MEXICO!

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a lovely old building, built originally as a hotel and casino and visited by the rich and famous in its past history. Our guide described the development of the building, now used for cultural events and it's place in history as the birthplace of the Margarita cocktail. A small market is outside selling tourist nicknacks of reasonable quality... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
66 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It was originally built as a gambling casino & luxury hotel in the 1930s. According to our guide it was the biggest Casino in the world. It was shut down when Mexico banned gambling but was restored through the combined efforts of the state government and the private sector. Today it is mostly used for cultural events and exhibitions. Try... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Lovely, historical location with classic architecture, well kept and gorgeous! Our tour guide gave us the historical background on some of the lovely rooms that are currently utilized for special events. We were shown photos of the lovely lady that the margarita was named for and given FREE samples! They also produce wine and served beer. The wrought iron and... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the walking through the grounds as well as inside. Best to go on your own and enjoy at your leisure. Hurrying through on a tour skips over so many of the interesting features.

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We just happened to walk by after our visit to town back to the cruise ship. This white building caught our attention and we walked into this empty museum. A very nice lady met us in the office/store area. We paid our $2 pp fees for the museum and enjoyed a very nice visit of this informative museum. There were... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We took a ships tour to visit two vineyards one of which is listed here. We were impressed with the amount of wine produced by these wineries. The quality of the wine is comparable to Napa Valley wines. After the tour we were both given a complimentary bottle of wine to take home. Although the area is not spectacular in... More

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Parksville, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had a 'last port of call' at Ensenada with our HAL Hawaiian cruise and we took the excursion (about 3 hours) that drove us around Ensenada (other than the university it's not much to see, at least on that tour drive), and then we went to the Cultural Centre and so glad we booked this. I must say the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We toured this building in Nov. 2013 as part of our Princess Sapphire Cruise excursion to La Bufadora. I'm glad we stopped because this was the best part of an otherwise dismal experience in Ensenada. Yes, there are a few kids selling trinkets outside the building but they aren't at all aggressive and they don't chase you or plead. For... More

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Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This tour stop was included on another trip. The building is beautiful but not worth a stop. The interior court yard is filled with vendors trying to sell their goods and just when you think you're done with the shopping, the vendors move their children to the front of the buiding so when you exit you are faced with begging... More

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