Located in the Tejano neighborhoods of East Cesar Chavez and Holly near downtown Austin, this 4.9-mile self-guided trail features 22 culturally significant sites. The area has long been home to Hispanic residents, many of whom were displaced by urban development. The trail highlights places important to locals, and residents have fought hard to preserve these neighborhood treasures and stave off gentrification.
In 2012, the Tejano Walking Trail was designated a National Walking Trail. It is best toured by foot or bicycle, though many parts can be seen by vehicle. Featured sites along the trail include the Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, neighborhood parks, churches, Hispanic-owned businesses, historic homes, and community murals.
Watch the video below to learn more about the art of Fidencio Duran, a Chicano muralist based in Austin, Texas. One of Fidencio's murals, La Quinceniera, can be viewed on a wall at the former site of Holly Power Plant, which is noted in the Tejano Walking Trail guide found on this page. This video was produced for inclusion in the Hispanic Texans mobile tour, more information about which may be found on our Hispanic heritage page at the following link: http://texastimetravel.com/travel-themes/main-hispanic-heritage