Mazatlán’s Mercado Pino Suárez celebrates 123 years


For the second consecutive year there was no celebration, for the tenants it was a normal workday.

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The José María Pino Suárez municipal market is celebrating, as it celebrates 123 years of its foundation and for the second consecutive year there was no celebration as such.

This supply center is an architectural jewel not only for Mazatlan but at the national level where it is placed as one of the signs of history and culture, considering the type of structure of the property and the time during which it has remained. with open doors at the service of society.

Despite having long tablecloths, the pandemic is still an obstacle for merchants to celebrate as they would like.

Despite one more anniversary in the market, the merchants of the different businesses such as butcher shops, greengrocers, cream shops, butcher shops, poultry shops, fishmongers and others, all of them took their anniversary as a normal day of work, aware that the property in that they work for another year.

The leader of the board of directors stated that one of the gifts that the José María Pino Suárez market expects is that the State government complete the pending renovations, such as the change of wiring, translucent sheets, artistic lighting, provide floors to secondary corridors and standardize the exterior premises as are the interior ones.

“We are happy, proud to participate in another year of life of the Iron Colossus, the tenants are happy that the market is completing another year of life, 123 years; Unfortunately, we are coming out of a pandemic of more than 2 years that did not allow celebrations to be held, riots to be made, ” he said.

Market history

On May 5, 1899, the Manuel Romero Rubio Market opened its doors for the first time in Mazatlán, known today as Mercado Pino Suárez, a name decreed until February 14, 1915 in honor of the Vice President of Mexico, José María Pino Suárez, who was assassinated along with Francisco I. Madero a year after visiting Mazatlán in 1913.

The Municipal Market of Mazatlán “Pino Suárez” was designed and built by Mr. Alejandro Loubet, built in iron and steel and based on the Art Nouveau style, using the same techniques that were used 7 years earlier in the construction of the Eiffel Tower.

This work marked the history of Mazatlan, placing it as the most progressive center of commerce and industry in the country.


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