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House of culture

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Near the US border in Tijuana's Zone Norte (North) is a Grand old House of culture that many tourists visit because of the observation deck with a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. From the top floor of the House of culture seen as the territory of the United States.

This building was erected in 1929 in the neoclassical style by the architect Guerrero Preciado. Its area is 4356 sq m. Since 1930, then housed an elementary school, Alvaro Obregón. During the second world war, between 1941 and 1945, the building was the headquarters of the command of troops. In 1977, the mansion, the decree of the state government, handed over to the municipality. The city authorities decided to convert it for the needs of cultural institutions where citizens could spend their free time doing creative work or enjoy art. So then there was the House of culture.

The house of culture of Tijuana includes a theater with a hall for 410 people, where they play musicals and drama, as well as the gallery of Benjamin Serrano, which often hosts exhibitions of paintings, photographs and installations. Many collectors of art come here in the hope of finding new talent.

In the library Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, which occupies several rooms of the House of culture, gathered a large number of art books. It is common to see students from nearby schools who are browsing the shelves in search of the necessary literature.

The cultural center offers a variety of workshops and master classes, studying foreign languages or learn to dance, play musical instruments, to sing, to draw, to photograph, etc.

The House of culture has a book café, whose walls are decorated with quotations from the most famous works. Sometimes there are public readings of books.

If we go around the building, you can see a beautiful courtyard decorated with a fountain and a snow-white benches.