Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)
Open Daily: 12PM – 4PM. Closed on Mondays.
Features: Visiting Exhibitions and Events that promote the understanding of Chicano, Mexican, Latino, and Indigenous Cultures.
Centro Cultural de la Raza Highlights:
There is not a permanent display at Centro Cultural de la Raza. The colorful open space building is used more as a community gathering place to share in the perspective and experience of Latin American cultures through visiting exhibitions, music, and special events. In between visiting exhibitions, there is nothing to see unless there happens to be a special event. Visit their web site for a current list of activities.
Food – You may find a few snacks on sale at the entrance. You will find cafes near the entrances of some of the other museums in Balboa Park. If you are looking for something more than what is offered in a cafe, Balboa Park’s Prado Restaurant is more of an upscale full service restaurant. You can read more about the food options on the Balboa Park web site.
Information on Visiting Centro Cultural de la Raza
Admission Prices: (Costs are Approximate)
- Parking is Free
- Standard Fee varies. Generally, a specific donation amount is requested for events.
Directions from Google Maps to 2125 Park Boulevard in San Diego, CA 92101 (This Hispanic cultural center is located at the intersection of Park Boulevard and Inspiration Point Way.)
Parking – There are about six parking spots in front of the colorful building. It is best to park across the street in the Inspiration Point Parking Lot, near the Veterans Museum.
Traffic – Unless there is a major event at Balboa Park, which occurs a few times during the year, getting in and out of Centro Cultural de la Raza is relatively easy using Park Boulevard. If you approach Balboa Park using southbound SR-163, traffic occasionally backs up a little over a mile before reaching the Park Boulevard Exit, which is the same exit for the I-5 northbound. However, the delay will only take a few extra minutes. Likewise, if you are planning to get on SR-163 northbound after leaving Centro Cultural de la Raza, plan on a short delay during the mid and late afternoon hours as a few entrance ramps merge together before reaching the highway. (Learn how to get the latest traffic updates.)
Transit - Buses serving Balboa Park drop passengers off on Park Boulevard at the intersection with Presidents Way, which is just south of the cultural center. (See San Diego Transit Information for the downtown transit map, which includes Balboa Park, and information for the online Transit Planner.)
Balboa Park Map – The map shows a listing of all Balboa Park Museums, attractions, bus and tram stops, and places to eat. You should also print out the Balboa Park Tram Map from the City of San Diego. It is not as detailed but is helpful because it includes names on each of the buildings. With the other map, you need to use a map key to find the name of a building.