Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Dare to explore every corner of the
Historic Center of Mazatlan, imagine surrounded by 19th century buildings
walking between streets that were inhabited by the first settlers of the city, and
know our battles, our achievements and our riches.
Even though Mazatlan Sinaloa is a famous
beach destination in Mexico, it not only has beaches and attractions to offer
but also is full of history. This place is also known as the old Mazatlan,
because much of the original structures remain intact and faithfully retained
the architecture style of the beginnings of the port. The culture is seen and
felt in all corners of the Historic Center of Mazatlan, that`s why its considered
national heritage since 2001. You will have the great opportunity to walk among
its colorful streets and alleys, where you will feel that traveled back in
Explore the Historic Center
Machado square is one of the most important
places in the historic center. It is a meeting place full of culture and music
in the numerous festivities held here all year like the beginning of the
celebration of the day of the dead and stage for many small live concerts surrounded
by delicious restaurants serving international and traditional Mexican food,
along with cafes and bars.
Angela Peralta Theater
Inaugurated on February 15, 1874 under the initial name of Theater Rubio after the owner although officially opened on February 6, 1881 when it was totally finished. The theater owner brought the plans for its construction from the European continent and hired foremen, technicians and craftsmen from the region for its construction, adopting models from nineteenth century romantic theaters that included Italian style horseshoe shape rooms.
Previously conceived as the House of Culture, now known as the Mazatlan Art Museum was built in 1898 by Pablo Hidalgo, shipping agent and businessman who installed there an exhibition of materials to ship in large volume. It is said that the building was used for various purposes during the revolutionary period like: post offices, workshops for the newspaper The Democratic Sinaloa and migration offices.
Do not forget to visit Olas Altas, the
costal area of the historic center. This region is very busy at all hours of the
day every day of the week. Talk to the locals, enjoy the beaches and lookouts,
and admire the unique sunsets you can only find in Olas Altas. Furthermore, Olas
Altas is at the main entrance overlooking the city and the lighthouse, where
you will be amazed at the incredible panoramic views of the entire Mazatlan.