A place that preserves our history
Sitting on the top of Cerro del Vigía and 75 meters above sea level, this building known as Observatorio was initially built by the people of Mazatlán as a military observation post, hence the name Cerro del Vigía. Due to its strategic location and complete dominance of the landscape, it served the city to protect it from the constant incursions of enemy ships, as well as ships dedicated to piracy. In 1873 he joined meteorological and seismological work, being one of the two most important in the country at the time of Porfirio Díaz.
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What our visitors says
”The 1873 Observatory is a unique place, it has a greatness that its impressive spaces give it, the sea and its views its main attraction, its privacy makes it a special place for these times, I recommend everyone not to stop visiting it.Carlos BerdegueVisitor
”They say that soon there will be more founded memories than stories told. I think that depends on who walks its steps, walks its pastures and manages to observe by the window, that which is born inside, how simply they can call it loveBeto Ballesteros CruzVisitor
”Since 2019 the building has been operating as a tourist attraction under the concept of a site museum. In addition to the museography that combines images of the place and old Mazatlán with antiques, other services are offered while the visitor admires the panoramic views of extraordinary beautyEnrique Vega AyalaOfficial Chronicler of Mazatlán