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Plaza Machado, Mazatlan

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Plaza Machado, in the historic city center, was named after Juan Nepomuceno Machado, a Filipino trader who donated the land in 1837. A popular meeting point, the plaza used to be known as the "Orange Walk" because of the orange trees that surrounded it. Enjoy a coffee in the scenic city square, admire the French and Spanish architecture, and view the central gazebo constructed in 1870. Laidback in the morning and bustling with life at night, the plaza is a great spot for people watching, grabbing a quick snack, or a romantic stroll. Use our Mazatlan itinerary planner to add Plaza Machado and other attractions to your Mazatlan vacation plans.
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  • Plaza machado is a place full of tradition and nostalgia for the old Mazatlan. Despite being old, it is a place full of life for its restaurants, theatre, school of the arts, and because all the cultural events, traditional and family celebrations are held there.
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  • It is a very nice place to visit, especially on Saturday night. There are a variety of restaurants of different cuisines to choose from. There are also crafts, books, painting and other cultural events. Normally on Saturday night there are different genres of music, performed by local groups that they have real talent. It is a place that you should not miss if you are in Mazatlan.
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  • There are several spots where take a coffee or beer, is offers music in live free, is a place quiet and safe near the malecon
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  • El ambiente nocturno es fabuloso
  • There are several restaurants with great food options from Mexican, Italian, and seafood. Young locals gather here and offer free shows at night.
  • A perfect old fashion place to have dinner or have some drinks.
  • Nice place to relax and enjoy the historic district. Very enjoyable and time of day, but it really picks up in the evening.
  • Everyone should go there in the evening. Vendors selling their wares, music in the streets, weddings taking place with pictures in the Gazebo. Many good restaurants and go to the Angela Peralta Theatre, always entertaining.
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