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Barrio Historico

Near 100 South Stone Ave, Between I-10 and Stone Ave, Cushing and 17th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
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Ranked #51 of 176 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
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  • English first
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English first
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Tucson
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

See AZ original buildings and recognize what originally brought people to beautiful desert land.

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Tucson
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Perhaps because most of the homes and businesses are still inhabited or in use as businesses, the Barrio Historico unfortunately doesn't have much in the way of descriptions of early Tucson history.

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