Just a little construction…

May 23, 2012

There’s been a lot of digging, dust, concrete, and cobblestones going on in Centro lately.  For weeks the street has been torn up on Vincente Guerrero from Barragán to about Serdan.  The idea has been to create a pleasant walking corridor from the cruise ship terminal to the Plazuela Machado. Above is a picture of Constitución taken from the corner of the Plazuela Machado.

Now the work has continued on Calle Constitución from the Plazuela Machado a block or two the other side of Benito Juárez.  It’s a mess! The picture below is looking across Benito Juárez.


The paper said that Constitución is going to be paved with cobblestones – I hope it will be a continuation of the same stones they used in the Plazuela Machado.

The work also goes for several blocks on Carnaval – my understanding is the tourist corridor is being developed to run from the Plazuela Machado to the main mercado. Click on the thumbnail below to see a panorama with Pedro & Lola’s on the left, Calle Carnaval, Calle Constitución, and on the right the Plazuela.


I’m happy to see all this work caring for what I consider Mazatlán’s most important attraction – it’s lovely Centro Historico.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Now only if you can get the cruise ships to return……
      Talked to several merchants last time in Mazatlan, things were pretty dismal for them, with not much hope in sight.
      Wonder if Mazatlan is doing anything to try and get the crowds to return?

      1. Tancho, We have one cruise ship coming on the 28th of this month and a few more scheduled, too. There is a huge amount of effort being poured into improving tourism here.

    1. I think the plan is a great one and will be a huge improvement. Too bad about the article which just proves that the variety of government agencies involved have trouble getting it together all over the world. I hope the project continues as planned, not all tourists are elderly. It will be a wonderful thing for Centro.

    1. I thought of your Mazatlan photographs when I was in Spain. We have no colonial buildings in Melaque. I forget the impact that Spain had on Mexico’s architecture.

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