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Old Mazatlan (Centro Historico) Tours

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Old Mazatlan (Centro Historico)
While Old Mazatlan has gone through several periods of ascent and decline, a government focus on restoration incentives and sensible zoning laws has resulted in spruced-up buildings that are also functional. The exteriors remain historic, but inside the owners have flexibility in making the (often deteriorated) space work for current needs. So there’s a good range of nightclubs, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and residences. Many buildings in the Old Mazatlan area date from the late 1800s and early 1900s, when the bustling port city was wealthy from shrimp, fish, minerals, and an iron foundry.

The historic sights of Old Mazatlan are concentrated in a rather limited area near the Plazuela Machado, a small, tree-filled square with a wrought-iron kiosk in the center. Nearby is the ornate, neoclassical Teatro Angela Peralta, which opened in the 1860s and was later renamed for the singer: she died of yellow fever a few days before she was to perform here.

On the edge of the historic district are several other spots worth the walk. The late 1800s church here is an oddity in several respects, including Moorish touches and even Stars of David by the door. The main zocolo is not nearly as attractive as Plazuela Machado, but is a good spot for watching how the locals bide their time.
Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour with Shopping Time and Lunch

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City sightseeing, the beach, shopping and delicious shrimp — experience it all on this 5-hour highlight tour of Mazatlán. Take in incredible lookout views from Old Spanish Fort, and visit the city’s historical center. Watch locals dive off a cliff, shop along the picturesque malecon (boardwalk) and lounge on the beach as you like. Relaxed with your shopping done, settle in for a sumptuous lunch featuring Mexican shrimp before you’re transported back to your hotel.
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Callejoneada: it's a Mexican Culture and Happiness Walking Be ready to dance and talk some compliments to your couple or find some one to act
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