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Address: Near 100 South Stone Ave, Between I-10 and Stone Ave, Cushing and 17th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701

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Interesting Part of Old Tucson

This is an interesting part of Old Tucson in the middle of Downtown. We took a short walk from the St. Augustine Cathedral to see this area. There are a lot of colorful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
San Marcos, California
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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is an interesting part of Old Tucson in the middle of Downtown. We took a short walk from the St. Augustine Cathedral to see this area. There are a lot of colorful buildings and shops. Nice place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

The shops and eating places as well as the people really make one feel truly welcome. The shops display works primarily of local artists and many many others. The , I think cooperative, pottery facility is very interesting to observe and you can purchase items. Several eating places are also available. Paul

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The Barrio Historico is where I took my first Arizona Highways Photo Class. Took family in May to enjoy the rich history, preservation of the homes and private businesses is remarkable.The vibrant colored, thick-adobe walls make you want to stroll leisurely through the oasis neighborhood. Home to lots of artists.

3 Thank TucsonTami
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Fortunately the southwest has numerous "old" barrios and districts. Some are more interesting that others in large measure because some still have an authenticity of age and have not been so cleaned up as to appear somewhat sterile. Barrio Historic in Tucson is a lovely place to wander but it often seems to lack the verve of historic authenticity such... More 

Thank NamutKwu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful! Park at Meyer/19th, walk back. Continue on Meyer @ 19th and around the block to the left. Really a treasure, when you find it.

6 Thank Cynthia L
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

Barrio Historico covers about 20 blocks between Cushing Street and 18th Street and between Stone Avenue and the railroad tracks. It is one of my favorite areas of Tucson because of its history (settled in the mid-to-late 1800s), its Sonoran architecture and the bright colors. I always take our visitors to this old part of town to give them insight... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

Meyer Street near 17th and Cushing will get you close to this colorful area. If you want to take photos (which is about the only reason you might want to go), do not go on a Wednesday! This is trash/ recycle day and the containers block many of the shots. This area is obviously going through a transformation, as many... More 

10 Thank AnnaDan M
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

We had general directions to the area and had to ask several people on the street to find what the friend we were traveling with remembered of the area. We finally headed down Stone St and with a few twists and turns found the most colorful block: on MEYER. I think I took pictures of most of the colorful houses,... More 

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Central Coast California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Maybe I didn't find the exact streets that some of the pictures were taken but it was a waste of time trying to find what I thought would be a colorful line of houses. The way I heard it described, I imagined it to be like Merida Mexico's colorful houses-not.

1 Thank labonvoyer
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

If you enjoy seeing and photographing this beautiful historical adobe architecture, with such colorful doors and windows, don't miss spending some time in this part of Tucson. My best suggestion is to find the neighborhood using Google Maps, and then spend a few minutes driving around to get the lay of the land. Then park your car and get on... More 

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