Plaza Machado, Mazatlan

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#1 of 24 in Historic Sites in Pacific Coast
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Surrounded by eating places that feature musical groups, it provides for a nice evening out . Every night you can see locals walking around the plaza, lots of young people interacting with their peers...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Great center square. You find music, crafts, restaurants, and the theatre. Prices of the restaurants very. You can also find many restaurants a block or two from the square.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Beautiful space to spend an evening, either dining out or having a beverage at one of the restaurants. Music and entertainment, plus kiosks selling local gift wear.  more »

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Mazatlan's accommodations cluster around the old town, making the most of the city's trademark blend of French Baroque architecture and sea views. Here you can find everything from ritzy beach resorts to affordable youth hostels. Head slightly farther north along the city's famous promenade for a range of high-end options in the neighborhoods of El Dorado and El Cid, with the latter offering proximity to the city's bustling marina.
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