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Downtown Tucson contains many historic buildings and museums throughout. This neighborhood has a storied history, and below, we have listed our 10 favorite things to see and do in the downtown area of Tucson.
The Presidio a San Agustin del Tucson was originally built by Spanish soldiers during the 18th century. Later, the fortress was taken over by the United States army and used during the American Indian Wars. The original fortress was dismantled in 1918, but was reconstructed in 2007. The items found during the reconstruction are now on display throughout the museum.
Address & Phone Number: 133 W Washington St, Tucson, AZ +1 520 837 8119
El Tiradito is a unique and popular shrine located in downtown Tucson. The shrine consists of a brick backdrop and a spot for candles. It is said that the man buried at the shrine fell in love with a woman and was killed by her husband. People come from all over to light candles at his grave in order to free his spirit from purgatory.
Address & Phone Number: 420 S Main Ave, Tucson, AZ