Tripper Travel Guide

Machado Square


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.



Machado Square Gallery