Touristic Park Observatorio 1873

Take a step into history through a funicular ride. Admire the grandeur of the port from the top of Cerro del Vigía where you will live a trip to the past inside one of the oldest buildings in the city, where at the same time you will share the pleasure of knowing traditions in the mezcal process and being part of nature participating in the conservation of rescued birds in a space of care and education. Live it and create an incomparable memory!


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.


The best of Mazatlán


The first in Sinaloa, the funicular was awarded the incline elevator project of the year. Competing internationally.


The passing of the years marked the history and today it reopens its doors with a representation of what would have been an old house from the time of the revolution.

The Sanctuary

The El Nido Mexican Bird Sanctuary is the opportunity to meet the exotic birds of the region. Here, more than 70 species of birds are protected that fly and are cared for in their natural environment.


Mezcal is made with the agave stalk that the plant reaches maturity, this can take between 6 and 8 years, the plant is harvested and the leaves are cut, leaving only the horn that is also known as pineapple because of its shape.


With more than 30 species of cacti and agaves, you will enjoy the tour accompanied by history, curious facts, a tasting of 3 types of mezcal and a view that will take your breath away.


The iguana is one of the largest lizards that exist, it can reach 2 meters in length from head to tail. Also his life expectancy is wide since he lives on average about 20 years.

Raíces “Centro de reunión ancestral”

Live the sensory experience of our traditions and nature! A meeting space to learn about the identity of Mazatlán, Sinaloa and Mexico. Taste the most important ancestral drink based on the kakaw (cocoa) seed, generating one of the most traditional drinks in the world: chocolate. You can quote your wedding vow renewal ceremony, Mayan sign reading, birthday celebration. Quote via WhatsApp.

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 love

Beto 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 beauty

Enrique Vega AyalaOfficial Chronicler of Mazatlán