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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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TripAdvisor
  • Es una plazuela muy agradable, muy limpia con edificios hermosos, los jardines están muy cuidados y hay muchas opciones desde un café hasta restaurantes lujosos. Un lugar sumamente agradable para pasa...  more »
  • This is where the cathedral is located. We were there on a day when it was over 100 degrees so we didn't stay long outside but I'd love to go back and see it all lit up at night someday 
  • Great Imperial Shrimp at Pedro's and Lolas. The atmosphere is nice. Drinks are pricey. Weekends have open craft tables around the square 
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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.