The Machado square is one of the oldest
squares in Mazatlan. Historical records tell that it was built in 1837 under
the auspices of a wealthy merchant named Juan Nepomuceno Machado.
This square is the heart of the Historical
Center of the city and the favorite place of all those who like to talk and
enjoy art, literature, politics and worldly things while savoring a rich coffee
or a frothy beer. It is also a favorite meeting place of the "Mazatlecas" families, students, artists, tourists and members of the bohemian fraternity
who exchange ideas and comments around the wooden and iron benches.
It is also a very important place and
venue for Carnival celebrations, one on which is a gastronomic show is held in
the square, where the best and most representative restaurants in town turn out
to offer their best dishes to the public.