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Address: Near 100 South Stone Ave, Between I-10 and Stone Ave, Cushing and 17th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
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We had general directions to the area and had to ask several people on the street to find what the friend we were traveling with remembered of the area. We finally headed down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fortunately the southwest has numerous "old" barrios and districts. Some are more interesting that others in large measure because some still have an authenticity of age and have not been so cleaned up as to appear somewhat sterile. Barrio Historic in Tucson is a lovely place to wander but it often seems to lack the verve of historic authenticity such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful! Park at Meyer/19th, walk back. Continue on Meyer @ 19th and around the block to the left. Really a treasure, when you find it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Barrio Historico covers about 20 blocks between Cushing Street and 18th Street and between Stone Avenue and the railroad tracks. It is one of my favorite areas of Tucson because of its history (settled in the mid-to-late 1800s), its Sonoran architecture and the bright colors. I always take our visitors to this old part of town to give them insight... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Meyer Street near 17th and Cushing will get you close to this colorful area. If you want to take photos (which is about the only reason you might want to go), do not go on a Wednesday! This is trash/ recycle day and the containers block many of the shots. This area is obviously going through a transformation, as many... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had general directions to the area and had to ask several people on the street to find what the friend we were traveling with remembered of the area. We finally headed down Stone St and with a few twists and turns found the most colorful block: on MEYER. I think I took pictures of most of the colorful houses,... More 

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Central Coast California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Maybe I didn't find the exact streets that some of the pictures were taken but it was a waste of time trying to find what I thought would be a colorful line of houses. The way I heard it described, I imagined it to be like Merida Mexico's colorful houses-not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you enjoy seeing and photographing this beautiful historical adobe architecture, with such colorful doors and windows, don't miss spending some time in this part of Tucson. My best suggestion is to find the neighborhood using Google Maps, and then spend a few minutes driving around to get the lay of the land. Then park your car and get on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This definitely is a neat area to walk around or drive around. We had very limited time that day so we drove around looking for colorful houses and doors that I saw in magazines. I particularly liked Meyer Street from south of Cushing. Saw quite a few houses that I was looking for. Beautiful!

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Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This area is basically one block in the warehouse district south of Broadway. It is a series of walkups into shops specializing in several aspects of pretty authentic Southwest/Mexican decor and furnishings. Prices were quite good and the shoppeople very friendly and not pushy in the least. The couple of hours were well spent. THere is a small Mexican-style restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

I just spent some time walking around these streets taking photos. It really is very cool, the architecture and the colours really are unlike anything we have in Australia so I was mesmerized. I just read on here that someone went with a walking guide which would be very informative but too late now! Haha it was still interesting though... More 

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