11 Fun Free things to do in Mazatlan, Mexico

Walk along the Malecon
The Malecon in Mazatlan is a thirteen-mile long path that stretches along the coast which is one of the longest in the world. It runs from the north side of Olas Altas thru to Avenida del Mar at Valentino’s. There are many street vendors selling a variety of merchandise along the way and some fantastic monuments and status to see too. The way the path was created ensures that there is easy access to all the amazing beaches. You won’t find many hotels directly on the beaches except in the Golden Zone most of the beaches are protected by the way the pathway was designed safeguarding the stunning beauty.

Palacio National

The Palacio National is where the Federal Executive Power of Mexico is. It’s off the side of Plaza de la Constitucion in the Historic Centro. Built-in 1522 for Herman Cortes’ private home and was built on top of a portion of the Huey Tlatoani Moctezuma palace making this site apart of the World Heritage since 1982. Eventually, it was taken over by the Viceroys of Spain by the crown. I could feel the energy of presidential here there are guards in suits scattered throughout, standing around keeping a watchful eye. Before you are allowed to enter you have to pass through a metal detector and leave any personal bags in the lockers. You’ll be given a plastic pass on a lancet to wear around your neck.

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

Whether you are religious or not The Metropolitan Cathedral is a sight to behold. It was built over the top of the Aztec sacred precinct close to the Templo Mayor in the Historic Centro portion of Mexico City. The cathedral was built over two centuries from 1573 to around 1813, which is seen in the combinations of architectural styles. It was planned by a Spanish architect inspired by Gothic cathedrals of Spain, but it definitely has an eclectic feel to it.

Templo Mayor, Mexico City

The temple according to tradition myth is located on the exact spot where to god Huitzilopochtli gave the Mexica people the promised land. The Templo Mayor was a symbolic representation of the Hill of Coatepec where Huitzilopochtli was born emerging from his mother fully grown and ready to fight his sister Coyolxauhqui and her brothers the Centzon who intended to kill their mother and him.