Frontón Palacio Jai Alai
Virtually every visitor to Tijuana has to experience at least a brief stroll along raucous Av Revolución, also known as 'La Revo'. It's...
Just off La Revo, this is a great spot to sip cheap beers, dance salsa with locals or belt out karaoke tunes.
Latte- lovers can ditch the chain cafes and get their caffeine, juices or smoothies, and sandwiches at this corner stand.
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Frontón Palacio Jai Alai information
Oddly baroque in style, the striking Frontón Palacio Jai Alai is a Tijuana landmark fronting nearly an entire block of Av Revolución. Construction began in 1926, but wasn't completed until 1947. For decades it hosted the fast-moving ball game of jai alai - a sort of hybrid between squash and tennis, originating in Spain's Basque Country. Unfortunately, a strike by Mexico City players combined with the game's obscurity and lack of attendance forced the owner to close down the operation.
The building now hosts cultural events including music and theater performances, and you can usually get in to take a look at the courts and lobby area.