Holidays in Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Holiday Travel Guide
Immaculate Conception Cathedral which includes heritage architecture and a church or cathedral

The crowning glory of Mazatlán’s Old Town, this 19th-century cathedral bears Gothic and Moorish influences and has a striking collection of stained-glass windows.

With its soaring towers, elegant cupola and imposing scale, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Catedral Basilica de la Inmaculada de Concepción de Mazatlán) dominates the historic center of Mazatlán. Marvel at its architecturally impressive façade and discover a lavish interior with chandeliers, icons, frescoes and mosaics.

The cathedral covers an entire city block in Mazatlán’s Old Town. Construction of the church began in 1856 and it took more than 40 years to complete. Walk around the exterior to fully appreciate its vast size and to survey its Gothic and Moorish features. Gaze up at the twin towers, which rise above a main entrance adorned with sculptures. Crowning the cathedral is a large yellow-tiled cupola flanked by smaller domes.

Inside, the cathedral is a true artistic gem, with Gothic arches supporting elegant Renaissance-style domes. Look for a gilded Baroque altar adorned with statuettes and featuring an image of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. The exuberant interior also has embossed wall decorations, graceful chandeliers and murals. Don’t miss the cathedral’s extravagant organ, built by famed French organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.

Come during the day when sunlight filters through the stained-glass windows, illuminating the cathedral. Many of its windows display the Star of David, in recognition of a wealthy Jewish family who donated money to the church.

The church overlooks Plaza República, also known as Plaza de la Revolución, a leafy square set around an old bandstand. Sit on a bench, find shade from the sun and reflect on the beauty of the cathedral. Vendors and food stalls dotted around the square sell drinks, snacks and other goods.

Consider combining a trip to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral with visits to other attractions in Mazatlán’s Old Town. Browse the stalls and sample local delicacies at the colorful José Maria Pino Suárez Municipal Market or watch operas and live music performances at the Angela Peralta Theater. The Mazatlán Archaeological Museum and Mazatlán Art Museum are less than a 10-minute walk away from the cathedral.

Top activities in Immaculate Conception Cathedral

966 Cheap Hotels Near Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Gamma Mazatlán The Inn Centro Histórico
Gamma Mazatlán The Inn Centro Histórico
3.5 out of 5
Belisario Domínguez #1607, esquina con, Angel Flores Centro Histórico, Mazatlan, SIN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$87 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Located in Downtown Mazatlan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Angela Peralta Theater and Plaza Machado. Olas Altas Beach and Mazatlan Aquarium are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (132 reviews)
"It was in the old part of Mazatlan"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2021

Gamma Mazatlán The Inn Centro Histórico
Villa Serena Centro Histórico
Villa Serena Centro Histórico
3 out of 5
Heriberto Frías #1610, Col. Centro, Mazatlan, SIN
The price is AU$115 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Located in Downtown Mazatlan, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Republic Square and Plaza Machado. Olas Altas Beach and Mazatlan Aquarium are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (25 reviews)
"The property is in a very good location. It is walking distance to many places. The property was clean when we checked in but there was no cleaning services. We had to contact the manager for towels and toilet paper."

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2021

Villa Serena Centro Histórico
Hotel Raíces de Mar
Hotel Raíces de Mar
3.5 out of 5
512 Sixto Osuna Centro, Mazatlan, SIN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$128 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Located in Downtown Mazatlan, this hotel is steps away from Angela Peralta Theater and Plaza Machado. Olas Altas Beach and Playa Norte are also within 15 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (17 reviews)
"Overall im happy with the hotel the only thing that really sucks is the parking and you have to pay 120 pesos every day and the wifi really sucks super slow and really bad signal, other than that the hotel is great."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

Hotel Raíces de Mar
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Holidays in Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:

Top Immaculate Conception Cathedral Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Gamma Mazatlán The Inn Centro Histórico
Gamma Mazatlán The Inn Centro Histórico
3.5 out of 5
Belisario Domínguez #1607, esquina con, Angel Flores Centro Histórico, Mazatlan, SIN
The price is AU$87 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Gamma Mazatlán The Inn Centro Histórico
Villa Serena Centro Histórico
Villa Serena Centro Histórico
3 out of 5
Heriberto Frías #1610, Col. Centro, Mazatlan, SIN
The price is AU$115 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Villa Serena Centro Histórico
Hotel Raíces de Mar
Hotel Raíces de Mar
3.5 out of 5
512 Sixto Osuna Centro, Mazatlan, SIN
The price is AU$128 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Hotel Raíces de Mar
Posada del Mar
Posada del Mar
911 21 de Marzo Centro, Mazatlan, SIN
Posada del Mar
Best Western Posada Freeman
Best Western Posada Freeman
3 out of 5
Av Olas Altas 79 Sur, Centro Historico, Mazatlan, SIN
The price is AU$115 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Best Western Posada Freeman
Hotel Casa 511 Mazatlan
Hotel Casa 511 Mazatlan
Genaro Estrada 511, Planta Baja, Mazatlan, SIN
Hotel Casa 511 Mazatlan
Hotel Casa 511
Hotel Casa 511
3.5 out of 5
Genaro Estrada 511, Colonia Centro, Mazatlan, SIN
Hotel Casa 511
R1003 Casa 511 Suite & Terrace
R1003 Casa 511 Suite & Terrace
511 Genaro Estrada, Mazatlan, SIN
The price is AU$605 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
R1003 Casa 511 Suite & Terrace
The Melville Boutique Hotel
The Melville Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
Constitucion #99, Mazatlan, SIN
The price is AU$99 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
The Melville Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.