Things to do in Mazatlán
The 841-seat Italian Renaissance-style theater was built in 1874 with an open-air lobby and triple-tiered balconies.
Artists Miguel Ruíz and his Belgian wife, Helene van der Heiden, opened the art gallery and craft shop in Old Town. Inside, Michoacán silver necklaces hang alongside colorful paintings by local residents.
The 282 acres that make up the Old Town are experiencing a renaissance, with stylish cafés, boutiques, and hotels opening on seemingly every corner.