Downtown Tucson: Revelling in the Mix of Mexican, Indigenous & Western Cultures

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 5 miles
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Duration 2h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Take this in-app audio tour to get to know the area that was first inhabited thousands of years ago
  • Admire a mind-blowing mix of the architecture preserved from colonial days to the present
  • See the Tucson's legacy formed by festive Spanish traditions and proud Tohono O'odham peoples
  • Make a sacred wish at the shrine dedicated to the soul of a sinner, and hear a legend behind it
  • Stroll around a lovely green park that witnessed the battle during the Mexican-American War
Explore the "Old Pueblo" at your own pace with this in-app audio tour that will guide you through a wide range of historical sites, cultural landmarks, and museums. First, you will see the Southside Presbyterian Church with its magnificent architecture and a dark story for you to uncover. After that, admire the bright colors of the scenic Barrio Historico, a historic neighborhood, and get to know about the Native American people in Pima County, one of the four original counties in Arizona. Continue with the beautiful Cathedral of St. Augustine, an important example of the architectural and spiritual traditions that shaped this region. Then the tour will lead you through El Presidio Park, which has its own long and storied history. On your way further, pass by the Tucson Museum of Art and consider getting inside to see fascinating Pre-Columbian and Latin American artworks. Once you reach El Presidio de San Augustin, a re-creation of the colonial Spanish fort, you will travel back in time to learn about the lives of Tucsonans in the past. Afterward, you will pass by the Hotel Congress, the grand old building and a prominent cultural landmark built as a part of the modernization of Tuscon. From there, you will get to the most beautiful college in the state, the University of Arizona, and end the tour while wandering around the campus. Get ready to come and explore the unique, charming, and colorful city of Tucson!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed navigation for each stop with live GPS maps, right on your smartphone
  • Recommendations of unusual cafes to enjoy your meal
  • Advice on where to buy high-quality souvenirs
  • Street car ride (one-way fare — $1.50)
  • Entrance tickets to museums — you can visit them on your own
  • Earphones — you should use your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Southside Presbyterian Church
West 23rd Street, 317
The University of Arizona
United States, Tucson
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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