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Barrio Historico

Barrio Historico
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History, Architecture, Local Culture, Art, Shopping
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Not Available
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Barrio Historico

The Barrio

Historic Mexican Tucson District

Must See

Near 100 South Stone Avenue
(Between Interstate 10 and Stone Ave, Cushing and 17th Street)
Tucson, AZ 85701


Bright-colored buildings, Sonoran adobe architecture, and historic charm characterize the Barrio Historico. This historic district in Tucson is the heart of Mexican-American side of Tucson. The 19th-century neighborhood features mostly adobe architectural styles including flat roofs, row houses, minimal yards, and lots of bright colors. Adobe refers to the materials used to construct the homes including mud, clay, and sand bricks and are typical throughout Mexico and the American Southwest for their longstanding ability to weather hot climates and even earthquakes. The charming area is mostly a residential neighborhood with both original aging crumbling structures and many restored original adobes that are used as homes or offices.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: It is best to visit during daylight hours.
Visit Time: 1hr-3hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free

Tour Information

Recommend a specific tour guide or company: Arizona Historical Society offers walking tours of Tucson's barrios.


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Walking
Parking Availability: Yes

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