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Cultural Center of Ensenada

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Address: Ensenada, Mexico
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+52 646 176 4310
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Housed in an old casino, this center contains space to be rented out for...

Housed in an old casino, this center contains space to be rented out for public events, but also has a natural history museum that can be seen for US$1.

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Beautiful Historic Building

This building is being well maintained and is used for social events. It is a reminder of past times but with its use for social events, it continues to maintain a presence in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gloria L
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Austin, Texas, USA
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Austin, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This building is being well maintained and is used for social events. It is a reminder of past times but with its use for social events, it continues to maintain a presence in the lives of those who visit it and helps make new memories for all guests.

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was definitely worth the visit to this excellent museum of the history of Baja and Ensenada. They had a small gift shop at the end and the displays were done extremely well. After thge museum it was a short walk back to the ship.

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Thank lorilimelight
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Excellent, was booked through Carnival Cruise line. Guide Joanna was filled with knowledge and pride. This made the tour extra special. Be aware, she will make you sing a song in Spanish if you are late to the bus and have to make everyone wait. HAHAHA

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Thank Mischegal
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Opened as an hotel & casino this building has great decoration that takes us back to the 30s. Visit the several rooms and bars, fountains and yards. It is great for a quick visit.

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Culver City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

While I have seen the beautiful elegant building during my many visits to Ensenada and I always wanted to see it... I finally have the chance not only to admire but learned its interesting history... It was built as a hotel the 1930 in a luxurious dramatic style right on the beach of Ensenada for its wealthy and famous American... More 

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Aurora
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Saw a very good guitar recital with a quartet of excellent players. Nice venue, easy access, and good artwork abound.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Visiting the Riviera Hotel and Casino is a must while you are there. The museum is not very interesting, but the price is pretty cheap anyway. I think it cost around 2 dollars per person. So it's worth it just to walk around more of the old hotel and casino. The exhibits are outdated and need to be renovated.

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Thank John V
Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

The building it beautiful and the history is colorful. Definitely didn't need a lot of time here to appreciate it for what it is. Never fails with vendors waiting for you, but their margarita was good!

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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Used as an event location for locals, this charming building is what's left from a prohibition casino and hotel complex for north Americans. Well worth a gander. Don't miss the original casino room rotunda with it's fantastic ceiling or the stunning wall paintings in the reception room just off of that painted by an artist who influenced muralist Diego Rivera.... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

we went with the tour from the cruise ship. What a surprise. The architecture was stunning, history amazing and the best margarita ever. Don't just take my word for it try one. its free with the tour and you can buy one for 3 USD. There is a little market outside. The venders will negotiate

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