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Barrio Historico

Address: Near 100 South Stone Ave, Between I-10 and Stone Ave, Cushing and 17th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
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Ranked #44 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural

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English first
Central Coast California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

love the old buildings and architecture. I wish there were a kiosk or brocure to take a waking tour. Its a fabulous place in the morning before it gets hot, and a good pre-lunch stroll. Great restauants right ther. Follow your nose!

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Tucson, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

True to barrio style, this area of Tucson needs to be experienced. Charming, unique. historical buildings - perfect for photographers.

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Tucson, AZ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I love driving through Barrio Historico. In the daytime it's fun to see the old mixed with the renovated and imagine what the narrow little streets were like long before a group of misguided civic leaders mowed down half of the Barrio to build the Tucson Convention Center. At night, especially around Christmas, I love it when I catch some... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Part of a walking tour, with a guide, which is almost essential to get the most out of what you are seeing. Tucson history is a real blend of ethnic cultures....this area is an eye-opener.

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

restored barrio in downtown tucson's old pueblo area; colorful homes and offices in a setting reminiscent of the early days of tucson. leisurely walking in a several block area.

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