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Casa de Adobe

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Ladrillera Street Calle Ladrillera, Ciudad Juarez 32108 Mexico
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Tijuana Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
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Tijuana Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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Juanito_Hayburg wrote a review Jul 2017
El Paso, Texas3,097 contributions344 helpful votes
I pedal here regularly, and have camped (and wrecked!) here, in addition bringing visitors to this site. It is situated on the banks of the Rio Bravo/Rio Grande in Parque Madero, adjacent to Boundary Marker One/International border between the USA & EUM. It is well signed, but not so easy to get to; it is on the levee road, which is about 3miles/5kms of very rough gravel/potholed surface. However, the reconstructed 2-room adobe building is extremely important: former President Francisco I. Madero & Pancho Villa met here to determine the future of Mexico during the 1911 revolution. The friendly, knowledgeable Curator/docent Alfredo can give you a thorough review of those happenings, as well as relevant information about the area. If you have a valid passport, you must visit this site. It is worth 5-stars and gets my "Wheel of Approvale!"
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Date of experience: June 2017
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SummerTraveler67 wrote a review Jun 2016
Richmond, California61 contributions15 helpful votes
To be standing inside the house were some of the revolution heroes lived and discuss civil war tactics was very overwhelming. It was also incredibly educational. Felt incredible pride to hear and see a piece of history hardly talked about.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Eduardo_TJ wrote a review Jul 2015
San Diego, CA191 contributions49 helpful votes
Nice collection of period artifacts and pictures, the caretaker/guide is so knowledgeable about the history it's so amazing! I can just imagine Madero and Villa discussing strategy and how to transform Mexico after Diaz was gone....
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Date of experience: July 2015
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Juanito_Hayburg wrote a review Dec 2013
El Paso, Texas3,097 contributions344 helpful votes
I couldn't have been more pleased with my annual Irene's Biketour 2013 (re-routed from certain truncation East of Hueco Mountain due to severe Winter weather), which was whittled from six to one overnight, took me from my home in El PasoTX-USA into the lower valley through San Eli, Fabens, and across the port of entry at CazetaMX. After a great overnight in Parque Reforma, I woke up the rooters and continued pedaling my Doublevision North on Ruta Dos, enjoying much-needed hot java at the Museo in San Agustin and had a good lookabout, guided by no less than curator Professor Manuel Robles! This was GREAT! However, what really made my day was arriving at Casa de Adobe, which shares one of the most historically significant (and neglected site on the USA side) boundaries on Earth. The Mexcians have made this area an extremely wonderful place to visit, just by virtue of it's historical significance. You won't find any fast-food nearby (unless a food-truck happens to be present, along with large numbers of other people who might be swimming, sunning, or just relaxing. Or one chico getting his bloodied foot bandaged by me--but that didn't stop him from jumping in the Rio Bravo immediately thereafter!) or bathrooms, but you will find a few trees, sheltering the foundation of the original building, Boundary Marker #1, US Border Patrol carefully watching the area, signs advising all persons about the border (in Spanish; you have to cross the border to see it in English), a carreta, bust of Sr. Madero, the Mexican flag (of course) proudly atop the pole, and a snug 2-room adobe building. One aspect is that this is a place that marks the junction of two countries (USA & USM) and three states (Chihuahua, Texas, New Mexico), currently the site of 2 brick factories as well as this Casa de Adobe. I was extremely fortunate in that my progress had been good; my arrival at this Northernmost point on the border was mid-afternoon Tuesday 26NOV2013, was excellent as docent Alfredo gave me a personalized tour. This relatively new reproduction of the original structure was symbolic of the intense collaboration 16APR-21MAY1911 between well-educated politician Francisco Madero (USM President 1911-1913; assassinated) and poorly educated but charismatic "Pancho" Villa in the Plan de San Luis. Here is where the near future of Mexico was determined, between individuals competing for power. It historical fact that once any individual became numero uno, others seek to unseat that individual--past, present, and likely well into the future, around the World. My goal, obviously much less radical, is to upgrade this entire area from an challenging access, derelict (USA side) site into a non-motorized (specifically for bicycles, especially Doublevisions!) international port of entry. Such a creation would be beneficial economically for all entrepreneurs of both countries, but it would attract all persons (and there are millions) who could more easily visit this immensely important site. Until that future time, you can only access Casa de Adobe from the Mexican side, South of the border, and if you journey there from the USA, you MUST have a passport/passcard to efficiently return.
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Date of experience: November 2013
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Rachel A wrote a review Jun 2013
Abuja, Nigeria72 contributions43 helpful votes
Did you know that the Mexican Revolution was headquartered for a month in Ciudad Juarez, right on the border between Texas, New Mexico and the Mexican state of Chihuahua? Well, it was headquarted in this little adobe house, reconstructed and made into a museum with period-artifacts (not from the original house). There is a historian who works there part time who speaks (limited) English, so even if you don't speak Spanish, it is worth a visit. The historian is only there from 10am-3pm (check the Facebook page because I think that is subject to change), so make sure to go when you can get into the house. Otherwise, the house will be closed. You can still walk around the property, but you won't get nearly as much information about the revolution. Also, don't be afraid to ask about the current situation. The caretaker is willing to talk about what goes on in this area now, and is quite interesting to hear.
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Date of experience: May 2013
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