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Tour Mazatlan’s Centro Historico – The Pino Suárez Mercado

This post, about Mazatlán’s Pino Suárez Mercado (market) is the third in the tour of Mazatlán’s Centro Historico. Of course the market would be included on my tour of Centro Historico… but there are several special reasons why I decided to do this post today. Let’s go to the market! At the top of this post is a picture of the exterior of Mazatlán’s Pino Suárez Mercado.  This 1899 structure was built of iron and steel in the art nouveau...

Tour Mazatlan’s Centro Historico – SoFlo area

In planning this blog post I had a bit of a puzzle – what to call the area in Centro that is West of the Plazuela Machado but South of Angel Flores? Paul had a great idea, taking off from SOHO in New York (for South of Houston), SOMA in San Francisco (South of Market) and SODO in Seattle (South of Downtown.)  So, we hereby christen this area SOFLO for South of Angel Flores (or, perhaps in Spanish SUFLO?) Do...

Tour Mazatlan’s Centro Historico – the Plazuela Machado

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...