Plaza Machado is situated squarley in the middle of the bustling historic center of Mazatlán. Originally erected to demonstrate the wealth of the upper-classes, nowadays the plaza serves as the hub of the community for Latin locals. The square is a busy tourist attraction surrounded by charming buildings designed in a Spanish and French style, featuring ornate gilded balconies and colorful shutters. Beautiful orange trees surround the area, lending the plaza its affectionate nickname of Paseo de la Naranjas, or orange walk.
Watch out for: The iron gazebo in the center of the plaza, which was constructed in 1870 as a platform for performances.