Mazatlan History

Did you know…

… Mazatlan was the first city in America and the second city in the world, after Tripoli, Libya, to suffer aerial bombardment?

During the Mexican Revolution of 1910–17 General Venustiano Carranza (later president), intent on taking the city of Mazatlan, ordered a biplane to drop a crude bomb of nails and dynamite wrapped in leather on the target of Neveria Hill adjacent to the downtown area of Mazatlan. The crude bomb landed off target on the city streets of Mazatlan, killing two citizens and wounding several others.

Mazatlan is a city with stories to tell.

Angela Peralta Theater in Mazatlan

The Angela Peralta Theater in Mazatlan is the pride of the Mazatlecos and the most important cultural center in town, serving as a stage for dancing, theater, music, and opera performances. It was originally built between the years 1869 to 1874 and was inaugerated under the name of Teatro Rubio on February 14th, 1874