Avenida Revolución: The Origin

It was the first Street in the history of the up and coming border city. It’s name has gone from Olvera St, to A Avenue, Alvaro Obregon, Libertad and finally in 1932 it was given it’s current name; Avenida Revolucion. In an interview for El Sol de Tijuana newspaper, COLEF researcher Araceli Almaraz said “for Tijuana Avenida Revolucion is the origin of everything, of its commerce, its productive activity, its history, citizenship, creativity and capacity to grow.

Reflecting on Tijuana’ s history one cannot overlook the impact that prohibition had, according to Almaraz “between March and April of 1927 there is a registry of 300 thousand crossings at the Tijuana – San Diego border”.

Back then the famous street inspired the wild west image with its bars, souvenir shops and restaurants, among wich where Caesars Restaurant and The Long Bar, the first one still a must do.

Through out time Avenida Revolucion has attacted everyday people and famous personalities like Miles Davis, Charles Mingus who composed Tijuana Moods and Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass yo mention a few.

Through out time as well the citied Avenue has changed. Today you find a variety of goods and services, including what wasn’t there before: new vertical condominium housing.

Feel free to come over and visited Tijuana’ s most historic avenue, if you should need any assistance we are to help at binational@descubretijuana.com

By: Juan Saldaña

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