Tour Mazatlan’s Centro Historico – the Plazuela Machado
September 26, 2011
This is the first in a series of posts showing you around Mazatlán’s Centro Historico. Today I am going to show you the Plazuela Machado – which is truly the heart of Centro Historico. At the top of this post is a picture of the Casa Machado (circa 1846) – currently it houses several restaurants and stores on the main level and the Museo Casa Machado upstairs. You’ll see the view from the second floor a little further down the page.
I want to give you an overview of Centro before we get started. An aerial view is below. The area outlined in red is the general Centro area, and the fuschia is Centro Historico. This area was named a historic monument in 2001 and is protected under the supervision of INAH. (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia) You can also see where the cruise ships and the shrimp and tuna fleet dock, Stone Island, the Baja Ferry, and some other landmarks.
The street map below shows the general Centro area with a circle around the Plazuela Machado.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of Mazatlán’s most historic plaza. There’s lots more to show you, so watch this space! I am making a new Category named Centro Historico Tour for this and the upcoming posts.