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Plaza Monumental

Witness a passionate contest between man and beast in this postmodern arena near the beach. Visit the courtyard, restaurants and bars as well.

Embrace the local culture with a day watching bullfighting in Plaza Monumental. The large inverted dome next to the beach has been one of Tijuana’s icons for many decades. Regular concerts, boxing matches and other exciting events also take place in the arena, which can hold more than 21,000 spectators.

Take your seat in the historic stadium to watch a bullfight, an event that is one of Mexico’s longstanding traditions. Purchase tickets to one of the 40 private ringside boxes, which each fit six people. Watch the matador and the fearsome bull face off in the spacious ring. A typical fight, involving three matadors who each take on two bulls, can take up to 3 hours.  

Sit in the spacious courtyard outside and gaze up at the stadium, a fine example of postmodern classical architecture. The grand complex is home to a butchering hall, holding pen, infirmary and many other rooms. Dine at one of the restaurants and bars found inside the arena. 

English speakers may know the stadium, which was founded in 1960, as the Bullring by the Sea. Many world-renowned matadors have graced this stadium over the decades.

The high season for bullfighting in this stadium is from July to October. Fights start late in the afternoon. There is a price for entry to many of the events and musical performances. If you are at the plaza earlier in the day, combine your visit with a trip to the large stretch of beaches nearby. Relax under an umbrella or sunbathe in the Tijuana heat. Take a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean to cool down and enjoy the oceanfront restaurants, cafés and shops

Plaza Monumental is located just a few yards from the U.S. border in northwestern Tijuana. The Border Monument at the entrance to Friendship Park stands on the north side of the square, while the beaches and the Pacific Ocean lie to the west. Take a 10-mile (16.1-kilometer) taxi from Tijuana International Airport.


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Hotel Jatay ¥7,034
Hotel Jatay

Hotel Jatay

Playas de Tijuana Sección Monumental, Av. Del Pacifico #560, Tijuana, BC
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Playas de Tijuana, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Plaza Monumental de Playas and within 6 mi (10 km) of Casa de la Cultura and Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral. Old City Hall and El Popo Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Del Mar Inn Playas de Tijuana ¥5,749
    Del Mar Inn Playas de Tijuana

    Del Mar Inn Playas de Tijuana

    116 Paseo Playas de Tijuana Terrazas, Tijuana, BC
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Playas de Tijuana, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Plaza Monumental de Playas and within 6 mi (10 km) of Casa de la Cultura and Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral. Old City Hall and El Popo Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      North Hostel ¥1,596
      North Hostel

      North Hostel

      Av del Pacifico 490 Monumental, Tijuana, BC
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Playas de Tijuana, this hostel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Plaza Monumental de Playas and within 6 mi (10 km) of Casa de la Cultura and Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral. Old City Hall and El Popo Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Dali Suites - Adults Only
        Dali Suites - Adults Only

        Dali Suites - Adults Only

        Calle Colina #551 Terrazas, Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana, BC
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Playas de Tijuana, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Plaza Monumental de Playas and within 6 mi (10 km) of Casa de la Cultura and Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral. Old City Hall and El Popo Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Motel Cortez ¥4,787
          Motel Cortez

          Motel Cortez

          1371 Paseo Playas de Tijuana, Secc Jardines, Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana, BC
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This motel is located in Tijuana (Playas de Tijuana), close to Plaza Monumental de Playas. Area attractions also include Las Americas Premium Outlets and Centro Cultural Tijuana.

            B&B Oui Madame ¥4,792
            B&B Oui Madame

            B&B Oui Madame

            Av. Del Agua 156, Colonia Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana, BC
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Playas de Tijuana, this bed & breakfast is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Plaza Monumental de Playas and within 9 mi (15 km) of Tijuana Wax Museum and The Emporium. Centro Cultural Tijuana and Hidalgo Market are also within 9 mi (15 km).

              Km 0 Playas de Tijuana
              Km 0 Playas de Tijuana

              Km 0 Playas de Tijuana

              1401 Ave. del Pacifico, Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana, BC
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Playas de Tijuana, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Plaza Monumental de Playas and within 6 mi (10 km) of Casa de la Cultura and Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Cathedral. Old City Hall and El Popo Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Hotel Ticuán ¥7,129
                Hotel Ticuán

                Hotel Ticuán

                Av. Miguel Hidalgo (8va) #8190, entre Constitución y Revolución, Tijuana, BC
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Avenida Revolucion, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fronton Jai Alai Palace and Centro Cultural Tijuana. Club Campestre Golf Course and Las Americas Premium Outlets are also within 3 mi (5 km).