Skip to Main Content
Alert
CLOSED this THURSDAY-friday afternoon: Stone avenue underpass Read More
Tucson Meet Yourself road closures through Monday morning - surrounding streets of Jácome Plaza Read More
Garcés Footbridge and Historic Gazebo Garcés Footbridge and Historic Gazebo | Downtown Tucson Partnership Skip to Main Content
Alert
CLOSED this THURSDAY-friday afternoon: Stone avenue underpass Read More
Tucson Meet Yourself road closures through Monday morning - surrounding streets of Jácome Plaza Read More

Garcés Footbridge and Historic Gazebo

Category   Historic Landmarks

Address

72-180 W Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85701

View on Google Maps

Details

#7 on Turquoise Trail Map: This bridge commemorates Father Francisco Garcés, the Franciscan priest who rode with Lt. Col. Hugo O’Conor in 1775 to found the Presidio in Tucson. He explored throughout the region and died in 1781. Across the bridge to your left you can see a replica of the original 1880’s gazebo (bandstand). This is the where the stagecoach would gallop into town from Mesilla, New Mexico, along the old Camino Real. For a time, “this area became the town square and was a home to the famous El Charro restaurant. Since then many buildings in the area have been constructed and demolished, and new construction is in progress.

Nearby Dining
Nearby Shopping
Nearby Services