"Historic old town on Anza Trail" Tubac Things to Do Tip by matcrazy1

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I've got to know that Tubac was one of the stops on the Camino Real. What's that?

El Camino Real means the Royal Road or the King's Highway in Spanish. It was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways (mainly trade routes) linking the various New World colonies of Spain. There are numerous historic sights along these old routes. Tubac and its Spanish fortress (see pictures) was one of the stops on the Camino Real currently known as Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail or shorter Anza Trail from Mexico to the Spanish settlements in California.

The other most known Camino Real are:
1. California Mission Trail: the 600-mile (966-kilometer) trade route from Mexico to California (San Diego to Sonoma)
2. El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail from Mexico through Texas (San Antonio) to Louisiana
3. El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail: a 1600 mile (2560 km) long trade route between Mexico City, Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico
4. Old Spanish National Historic Trail from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Los Angeles, California.



Address: P.O. Box 1296, Tubac, Arizona 85646
Directions: Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is located in southeastern corner of Tubac, follow the direction signs. Map here
othercontact: http://www.tubacaz.com
Phone: +1 (520) 398-2252
Website: http://www.nps.gov/nts/nts_trails.html

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  • Updated Feb 15, 2007
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