Mazatlan is a neoclassical gem.
The city will make you stop in your tracks to enjoy the beauty of its neoclassical architectural forms. Even though the cultural splendor that contributes to the cityscape ranges from Spanish, Italian to Mexican, Mazatlan is sensitive to the unique neoclassic style.
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The epitome of Mazatlan’s unique cityscape is pueblo viejo meaning Old Town in the local dialect. This is the heart of the city with more than 479 old buildings designated as national historic landmarks. The larger share of them are impressive examples of religious buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries. The most notable is Mazatlan Cathedral. Built in 1937, the Cathedral looms over the city visible from the city limits with yellow towers which external beauty that inspires pedestrians and a baroque interior that takes your breath away.
Other attractions include;
- The Lighthouse, the world’s highest natural lighthouse at 515 feet above sea level
- El Mercado, a marketplace in the historic center of town
- Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a beautiful building built in 1899
- Olas Altas Beach, a lovely beach with a full range of restaurants
- The Acuario Mazatlan offers bird, seal, and diving shows
You can experience the city on foot as it is too compact to take taxi, but there is better way. You should take a truly Mazatlan experience by renting a Pulmonia to see all historic sites of the city.
Mazatlan has very troubled history. From the very start the area’s native Indians were forced to cede the area to the Spanish. The new occupants captured the area for the gold discovered in the city. Eventually, the Spanish Galleons suffered from pirate attacks, so today stories about buried treasures are still told by locals. During the gold rush the Germans established the port and since 1859 the city has served as the capital of the state of Sinaloa. It often changed hands from the Americans, French to British, suffered from cholera and yellow fever, but after that followed an age of prosperity from 1910 to 1917.
Soon Mazatlan breathed life in its historic heritage and re-discovered itself as a chic destination. If culture buffs flock to the city for its sites, beach-goers will adore the city’s sandy beaches and sunny weather.
The renewal project paid off with success attracting tourists and investments to the city. Today Booked.net can offer you an abundance of hotels to stay in in Mazatlan.