Plaza Machado, Mazatlan

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. Before you head to Mazatlan, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mazatlan online trip itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that Mazatlan has to offer, including Plaza Machado.
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  • Take a taxi to Plaza Machado and you're right in the heart of the old city. Volunteers in blue t-shirts seem to congregate here on Cruise ship arrival days. They're helpful retirees who can direct you...  more »
  • Surrounding the Plaza there are a number of restaurants, and sites. A must is to have your picture taken on the huge butterfly with steps climbing up to make you p=soread your beautiful wings.  more »
  • It is a small but well kept park in downtown Mazatlan. The park is ringed by small restaurants where you can order a beer or margarita and watch people.  more »
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