Quality Inn Mazatlan
Phone: (52) 669 9892323
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Arts & Museums
Located in the Gold Zone, this museum displays various types of seashells from Mazatlan beaches, honoring the area's natural beauty. It also has a lovely gift shop where you can purchase seashells to bring home with you.
Located on the second floor of the historic Canobbio Arcade, Casa Machado is named after a Filipino immigrant named Juan Machado who once occupied the residence. Now visitors can visit the space, which has been turned into a museum showcasing a 19th-Century furnishings and traditional Carnaval costumes. Afterwards, relax in the restaurant downstairs or stroll through the often lively square.
The Archeological Museum of Mazatlan gives visitors a taste of regional history with five rooms of local artifacts and exhibitions. Guests can expect to find statues displaying pre-Hispanic clothes, maps explaining Spanish conquest in the area, and other artifacts including knives, cooking materials, and jewelry. The museum also showcases temporary exhibits of regional artists, including sculptors, photographers, painters and more. Admission is free. Call ahead for business hours.
The Museo de Arte Mazatlan is located in the charming Old Town of Mazatlan. The museum is small but features an impressive collection of contemporary Mexican art. The museum consists of one gallery for changing, temporary exhibitions, and one gallery of permanent exhibition, featuring such well-known contemporary Mexican artists as Rufino Tamayo, Jose Luis Cuevas and Francisco Toledo. The museum is definitely worth a visit to get an idea of the culture of Mazatlan, the state of Sinaloa, and Mexico in general.