Tijuana Wax Museum
While in Tijuana, you may want to stop into the only wax museum in Mexico. Tijuana Wax Museum is located in the heart of the tourist area of Tijuana and is home to 90 wax figures including historical, entertainment, and horror figures. Among the entertaining characters that you may find in other wax museums, there are also some Mexican heroes that cannot be found anywhere else. Historical characters like an Aztec sacrifice, various political leaders like Fidel Castro and Bill Clinton, and others can be found in this museum. You’ll also find entertainers like Bill Cosby, Mariah Carey, Laurel and Hardy, Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, and more. Of course, like any other wax museum, you’ll find a nice collection of horror and thriller characters like Freddie Krueger, Dracula, and Linda Blair from the Exorcist. The Tijuana Wax Museum is on your way to other fine tourist attractions and makes a perfect place to stop and get out of the hot sun. With a cover of $1 US (15 pesos), you’ll be glad you stopped in for a little visit!
El Popo Market
While in Tijuana, you’ll want to find yourself in traditional Mexico, full of color, great people, and lots of smiles. El Popo Market is definitely the place to be for all of this. It is a traditional street market with colorful, festive décor and the old Mexico feel. Here you’ll find locals stocking up on traditional Mexican house needs like chilies, herbs and spices, and other edibles; you’ll also find grinding stones and tortilla presses to help prepare this beautiful Mexican fare. When talking about Mexican fare, one tends to sweets like walnut mazapan, dried tropical fruits, queso fresco, and various cakes, fruits, and vegetables. For the most part, the food items are “try before you buy” which helps make the decision so much sweeter! You’ll find plenty of food, fun, festivities and wonderful gifts for anyone interested in old, traditional Mexico. You may even leave with a few original photo opportunities!