Museo Historico Regional de Ensenada


Built in 1886 and once the Aduana Marítima de Ensenada, the city's oldest public building now houses this historical and cultural museum. It has a relatively small but comprehensive collection of artifacts, and discusses (mainly in Spanish) the area’s history. Most interesting are the old prison cells where paintings by ex-inmates are preserved on the walls.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ensenada attractions

1. El Mirador

0.34 MILES

Atop the Colinas de Chapultepec, El Mirador offers panoramic views of the city and Bahía de Todos Santos. Climb or drive (note: there’s no off-street…

2. Museo de Historia de Ensenada

0.64 MILES

This small yet interesting museum traces northern Baja history from the indigenous Mexicans to the mission period. Replicas of cave art along the…

3. Riviera del Pacífico

0.64 MILES

Opened in the 1930s as Hotel Playa Ensenada, the extravagant Riviera del Pacífico, a Spanish-style former casino, is rumored to have been a haunt of Al…

4. La Bufadora

11.08 MILES

La Bufadora is a popular ‘blowhole’ (really a notch in the rock that sprays waves upward) 40km south of Ensenada. If conditions are right it sends a jet…

5. Museo de la Vid y El Vino

14.28 MILES

Who knew that the first wines in the Americas were produced in Baja? Follow the fascinating history of wine in the region via dioramas (in Spanish, but…