Angela Peralta Theatre

#9 in Best Things To Do in Mazatlan

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Carnaval, Centro, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

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Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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According to many, Mazatlán isn't just about delicious food and scenic seaside vistas, but surprisingly, a little culture, too. Case in point: the Angela Peralta Theatre, located in Old Mazatlán's Plaza Machado. City residents are very proud of their 19th century opera house, which was restored in the 1980s to host live performances. Visit now and it'll be hard to believe that this grand building was just a parking garage before its renovation. It was named after a Mexican opera singer who died in a yellow fever epidemic that swept through the city in 1883. 

One TripAdvisor reviewer says it "was nice and cool in the theatre, a break from the midday heat. It was beautiful wood and detailed balconies. There's a gallery attached upstairs that has art and pictures of what the spot looked like before restoration, quite the accomplishment."

You can tour the Teatro Ángela Peralta for about $2 USD; prices on performances vary. For more information, visit the official website.

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#1 Old Mazatlán

Some of Mazatlán's most beloved sites are centered in the Centro Histórico, or Old Mazatlán (sites like the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception). So you won't need to make a special effort to enjoy this part of town, but you can rest assured that you'll spend plenty of time there. And if you only have one day in the area, this is where travelers suggest you come. 

And you should come hungry. Recent TripAdvisor travelers litter their endorsements with food recommendations; you'll have the option for taco de cabeza (tacos prepared from the head of a cow) or papas locos (giant baked potatoes) from a street side vendor, or delicious shrimp tacos at a Plaza Machado café. Walk off your meal with a tour of the Teatro Angela Peralta opera house or a stroll along the Malecón.

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