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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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  • My wife and I arrived in Mazatlan on Nov. 1 and so of course we headed down to the old historic area and the Plaza Machado to witness the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) which is held every Nov. ...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to be in Mexico to share the celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The Plaza Machado was filled with celebrants, the streets jammed with happy people. Everyone can join the parade. T...  more »
  • Square is very nice and has plenty of life, went at night and had a group singing in the very nice kiosk. We ate at one of the restaurants in the plaza to enjoy the music.
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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.