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Old Mazatlan

Mazatlan, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 54 attractions in Mazatlan
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Oroville, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

When you go to Mazatlan, be sure to go down into Old Mazatlan. The Catholic Church is just beautiful to see. They have done a great job in bringing the church back to original. It is a must see... Go to the Central Market and see how the locals shop. Very interesting Stop by the square for good restaurants. Go... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We might have enjoyed this more if our kids were older and it was not a scorching hot and humid day in July. The area is nice to walk through and some of the buildings are pretty neat. As another reviewer pointed out there are areas that are better maintained than others and you do need to watch where you... More

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New York, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After 13 years, I can still remember the feeling I had when I first step off the Carnival Cruise Ship back in 2001! What a freakin' experience; I witnessed the natives in their natural environment cooking and selling products to us-tourists and I actually swam in blue waters... That was an experience I'll never forget!

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Gresham, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Don't miss Copa de Leche for a 1940's feel of Mexico, the downtown central market and the Catholic cathedral.

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texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We did a downtown tour that was pretty good....loved the cathedral. We loved the canopy tour (zip line). It was the best that we have EVER done!!! Barbara Dance

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Old Mazatlan is an oasis of what Mexico is. Refurbished homes and businesses, the great and historic Angela Peralta Theatre, the beautiful and humbling Cathedral, many fine restaurants and shops filled with friendly locals and some curious tourists shopping for a curio or some indigenous art work. Wonderful feeling.

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Ventura, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the real Mazatlan, the Mazatlan with many stories to tell. Walk around, watch, imagine... Feel the history of this amazing place. You can go to the theater and gain some culture, go to the upstairs museum at Plazuela Machado and see what life was like long ago. Of course, check out the beautiful cathedral and go to the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Some of the old streets were lovely, well kept with cobble stone streets. Others were unkempt and down right dangerous with holes through the sidewalk and rebar metal waiting to spear you should you not see the hole. But, I suppose that is part of the charm of Mexico. The central market is the real deal, not some flea market.... More

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tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

we were taken on a city tour by one of the little golf carts and it took about 90 minutes. he pointed out some of the landmarks and told some of the history which was pretty interesting. Probably would not do it again

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Tzaneen, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We took the hotel shuttle into town. Then a polmonia taxi took us all the way to the harbor along the magnificent promenade. Cliff divers and shrimps, history and architecture all around. A must on the Mazatlan list of things to do.

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