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Plaza Machado, Mazatlan

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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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  • A beautiful square, in the Centre of the city which allows you to admire the beauty of Mazatlan's well-kept
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  • Cafes, restaurants and bars to spend a very pleasant moment. Recommended at night, it becomes magical.
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  • Easy access by local bus or taxi. A delightful way to spend the day, exploring the old section of Mazatlan and having lunch in one of the excellent restaurants. Great shopping too!  more »
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  • The weekend evenings are magical. There is usually live music, outdoor dining, vendors, locals, visitors, wedding and/ or quincinerra photo sessions, entertainment and great people watching.
  • Beautifully renovated Machado Square. Wonderful to see so many Mexican families down here at night.
  • 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.
  • The center of Old Mazatlan, always buzzing with great restaurants, music, arts and crafts.