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The large city of Tijuana is located along the Baja California peninsula - a peninsula in northwestern Mexico. Stretching across an area of over 600 square kilometres, Tijuana is home to a population of over a million inhabitants comprising a global populace of a number of ethnicities, including significant numbers of immigrants from other countries. Most migrants and immigrants living in Tijuana are individuals who have decided to move into the city in order to avoid the higher costs of living associated with some of the larger cities in Mexico. r\n Tijuana is one of the most rapidly developing cities in Mexico and it is considered to be an important industrial and financial hub in the country. Its history dates back to 1542 when the first European explorers discovered the area and settlements slowly began to take place. At present the city features a modern cityscape, with most skyscrapers and buildings in the city having been constructed fairly recently. r\n Tijuana is divided into nine administrative regions - Centenario, Centro, Cerro Colorado, La Mesa, La Presa, Mesa de Otay, Playas de Tijuana, San Antonio de los Buenos and Sánchez Taboada. Each region is further divided into smaller neighborhoods known as colonias or ejidos....more

Tijuana, Mexico

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The large city of Tijuana is located along the Baja California peninsula - a peninsula in northwestern Mexico. Stretching across an area of over 600 square kilometres, Tijuana is home to a population of over a million inhabitants comprising a global populace of a number of ethnicities, including significant numbers of immigrants from other countries. Most migrants and immigrants living in Tijuana are individuals who have decided to move into the city in order to avoid the higher costs of living associated with some of the larger cities in Mexico. r\n

Tijuana is one of the most rapidly developing cities in Mexico and it is considered to be an important industrial and financial hub in the country. Its history dates back to 1542 when the first European explorers discovered the area and settlements slowly began to take place. At present the city features a modern cityscape, with most skyscrapers and buildings in the city having been constructed fairly recently. r\n

Tijuana is divided into nine administrative regions - Centenario, Centro, Cerro Colorado, La Mesa, La Presa, Mesa de Otay, Playas de Tijuana, San Antonio de los Buenos and Sánchez Taboada. Each region is further divided into smaller neighborhoods known as colonias or ejidos.

Nearby Airports

The main airport serving the city of Tijuana is the Tijuana International Airport, located about 10 kilometres east of the city, parallel to the border line of USA-Mexico. It is the fifth busiest airport in Mexico and serves numerous airlines and millions of passengers every year. Also known as the General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport, the airport was opened in 1958 and was named after a former president of Mexico - General Abelardo L. Rodríguez.

Halal Restaurants

Although no known Halal restaurants in Tijuana are available for Muslim travellers, it is best that you enquire with the local mosques about the availability of Halal food in Tijuana. Muslim travellers should note that though vegetarian options are offered at several restaurants, most dishes make use of animal fat during the preparation of food and talking to the restaurant owner prior to dining is highly recommended.

Mosques

Unlike some of the other cities on Mexico, a few mosques in Tijuana are available for Muslim travellers. Mosques in Tijuana include the Masjid Al Islam located at Paseo Playas de Tijuana 3470 and the Masjid Omar located at Paseo Ensenada #1562, Playas De Tijuana, Baja California 22504. The Masjid Al Islam offers separate prayer facilities for ladies and Arabic is the main language used. Masjid Omar was established fairly recently and offers daily prayers as well as Quranic studies.

Things to Do and See in Tijuana

  • Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT)
  • El Trompo Interactive Museum of Tijuana  
  • Passage Rodríguez and Gómez  
  • Wax Museum  
  • Old City Hall (Palacio Municipal Antiguo)
  • Avenida Revolucion  
  • El Popo Market  
  • Amigos del Artes
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  • A Guide to Finding Mosques in Mexico

    As a Muslim traveler, if you are planning a visit to Mexico, you will need to know where you can find Muslim-friendly facilities while traveling. This article explores some of the mosques in Mexico and highlights where you can pray during your travels.  Known for its pristine beaches, spectacular scenery, rich cultural heritage, vibrant, mouthwatering dishes and its numerous attractions, it is no surprise that individuals from across the globe are falling in love with what Mexico has to offer. Its endless sunshine and warm weather, along with its deserts, jungles, mountains, volcanoes, and extensive wildlife, are drawing in more and more tourists by the day; making it an incredibly popular tourist destination. Because of its sizeable Muslim community – consisting of immigrants as well as reverts - the North American country is also becoming quite well known amongst Muslim travelers. Muslims visiting Mexico will find that while Muslim-friendly facilities are not widely available, there are a few prayer facilities spread across the country, as well as a couple of Halal restaurants. These Muslim-friendly facilities are used by the local Muslim community, and increasingly by Muslim tourists. While the Centro Educativo de la Comunidad Musulmana in Mexico City is the Muslim community’s main center, there are also other mosques in Mexico City, Playas de Tijuana, Rosarito and so on. Read on to find details on some of the more well-known prayer rooms and mosques in Mexico. .   Centro Educativo de la Comunidad Musulmana Address: 25 Euclides, Anzures, Distrito Federal 11590, MexicoTelephone: +52 555 545 2558Main Languages: Arabic, with translationFacilities & Services: Female prayer section, Restrooms, Arabic classes, Quran classes .   Centro Islamico Al Kareem Address: Calle 16 De Septiembre #315, Centro Historico, Puebla 72000, Puebla, MexicoTelephone: 01222-242 56 23Main Languages: ArabicFacilities & Services: Female prayer section, Restrooms .   Al Markaz as-Salafi al-Mexik Address: Sur 77 No. 32 esq., Depto. 7, Col. Lorenzo Boturini, Venustiano Carranza, Distrito Federal 15820, MexicoTelephone: +52 555 650 4612Main Languages: SpanishFacilities & Services: Female prayer section, Restrooms .   Rosarito Islamic Center & Masjid Address: Lerdo de Tejada 913, Rosarito Beach, Baja California 22640, MexicoTelephone: +52 1 661 116 3865Main Languages: EnglishFacilities & Services: Female prayer section, Restrooms .   Centro Islamico Tijuana Address: 750 Constitución de 1917, Tijuana, Baja California 22186, MexicoTelephone: +52 664 398 8856Main Languages: SpanishFacilities & Services: Restrooms .   Masjid El Noor Address: 951 Calle Baja California, Colonia Constitución, Mexicali, Baja California 21110, MexicoTelephone: +52 661 101 6807Main Languages: SpanishFacilities & Services: Female prayer section, Restrooms .   Mosque Medinah Address: Calle Pinavete 8, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas 29229, MexicoTelephone: +52 967 106 2851Main Languages: SpanishFacilities & Services: Restrooms, Quran classes, Hadith Classes .   Centro Cultural Islámico de Monterrey Address: Calle Padre Mier Ote 201, Centro De Monterrey, Nueva Leon, MexicoTelephone: 044-811-285-73-95Main Languages: ArabicFacilities & Services: Female prayer section, Restrooms .   Masjid Dar As Salam Address: Tequesquitengo, Morelos, MexicoTelephone: 734-3470995Website: http://www.islam.com.mxMain Languages: SpanishFacilities & Services: Restrooms, Arabic Classes, Quran Classes, Hadith Classes .   Boletin Islamic Address: Boletin Islamic c/d Algunos Musulmanes #123 Col. Arquitos, Chihuahua, MexicoTelephone: -Main Languages: ArabicFacilities & Services: Female prayer section, Restrooms .   Asociación de Musulmanes Mexico Address: Calle Urraca 1464. Sector Morelos, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44910, MexicoTelephone: 044-33-1183-3235Website: http://islamguadalajara.com/Main Languages: ArabicFacilities & Services: Female prayer section, Restrooms .     ...



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