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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend


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  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Located in the historic district, Plaza Machado is a central hub for everything from restaurants to galleries and has been since 1837. Check out the French- and Spanish-influenced architecture, listen to local musicians perform and simply take in this public square, which is popular not only with tourists, but with locals as well. The stunning wrought-iron gazebo is an eye-catching landmark. This lively spot is fun for people-watching and shopping, according to recent travelers.

Plaza Machado is open at all hours year-round; however, individual shops and restaurants will have their own hours. The plaza is just around the corner from the Teatro Angela Peralta in Old Mazatlán.

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#1 Old Mazatlán

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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