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“A cultural stop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Machado

Plaza Machado
Calle Constitucion, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 54 Attractions in Mazatlan
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Central plaza named for Juan Nepomuceno Machado who donated the land.
Mill Creek, Washington
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A cultural stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a fun place to walk around, look at the crafts that are on display on the weekends. There is often a different cultural theme for each month. The theater had some very fine presentations

Visited March 2012
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seattle
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205 reviews 205 reviews
143 attraction reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Nice spot in the old town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

It is very clean, with lots of benches to sit down and enjoy the view of the colonial colors and architecture surrounding the plaza. It is walking distance from the market and there are some good restaurants.

Visited October 2012
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Salem, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a very fun place to visit on the weekend, very good restaurants and lots of activity. From what I hear it is not as happening on the weekdays so you must visit on the weekends. This is on our activity sheet for every future trip to Mazatlan.

Visited May 2012
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Dunkirk, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Old world experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The weekend nights are alive with people & music. During the week there are fewer people and no vendors, but the restaurants are still good! A recent Saturday there was a large movie screen set-up with movies playing and a crowd of people sitting in the park watching films in Spanish while others walked around looking at what vendors had for sale. There are plenty of park benches placed around the plaza. The crowd ranges from small children to the elderly. I've never been harrassed or felt threatened by any of the teenagers hanging out. Plenty of pulmonias and taxis hanging around to catch a ride home--even at 1am. The restaurants around the plaza have tables (and fans) outside for you to enjoy drinks and dinner while you listen to the music and people-watch. I've eaten at most of the restaurants and have not been disappointed. Wait staff are always friendly and don't rush you to leave. Day time tours show you the historic value and beauty of the buildings so that shouldn't be missed either!

Visited September 2012
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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“nice play to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

walking the old mazatlan for me is remember my childhood, some years ago this area bas abandoned, now is a place that you must visit

Visited June 2012
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