Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

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Key Info

Guillermo Nelson SN, Centro, 82000 Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Free, Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 1.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Offset by canary-colored spires and Italian marble, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, built in the 19th century, is quite the sight to behold. Previous travelers say you most certainly have to stop by this church in Old Mazatlán to see its beauty and stress going inside to tour the building if you have time. Be respectful if you do decide to go inside: The basilica holds services several times each day. But since there's no official website for this Sinaloan beauty, it'll be hard to determine the Mass schedule. Our advice? Go at night when there are fewer services. That's also when you'll see the old church's evening lighting.

You’ll find the basilica in the heart of the historic district on Plaza de la República. There is no fee to visit the church.

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Some of Mazatlán's most beloved sights (such as the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception) are centered in Old Mazatlán. 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. 

You should come hungry. You'll have plenty of food options from restaurants to a market where you can buy produce and tamales to taco stands. Walk off your meal with a tour of the Teatro Angela Peralta opera house or a stroll along the Malecón.

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